Visiting Composition Instructor at Tennessee Tech U

VISITING INSTRUCTOR / VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Department of English and Communications, Tennessee Tech University (Cookeville, TN).

One or more positions available.

Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 2011. This one-year contract may be renewed for up to three years, depending on department need and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA or PhD in English (MA required for rank of Visiting Instructor, PhD required for rank of Visiting Assistant Professor). Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. Evidence of recent excellence in composition instruction. Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year composition.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Teach four sections each semester in first-year composition sequence (ENGL 1010 and 1020: Writing I and II) and perform departmental duties (e.g., committee participation).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary with full employee benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:
1. Letter of application describing the qualifications listed above;
2. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if hired);
3. Curriculum vitae;
4. Contact information for three professional references who are familiar with your teaching: mailing address, telephone, and email.
5. Completed TTU “Adjunct/Special Term Faculty Application Form” (available under Employment Forms at;

Submit all materials to: Dr. Tony Baker, Director of Composition, Department of English and Communications, Box 5053, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505. Alternatively, electronically submitted materials are acceptable; send any files and queries to Dr. Baker at

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Screening of applications will begin on April 28, 2011.