Composition Instructor position at Tennessee Tech University

Available Position: Composition Instructor
Tennessee Technological University (
Cookeville, TN

VISITING INSTRUCTOR / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Department of English and Communications

Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 2006. One-year contract may be renewed, depending on department need and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA in English (or Master’s degree in related field with 18 semester graduate hours in English). Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. Evidence of excellent in composition instruction. Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year composition. Preferred: Experience teaching in networked classroom.

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 and full employee benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for the position:
1. Letter of application in which qualifications are described;
2. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if hired);
3. Curriculum vitae;
4. Tennessee Technological University faculty application form (available at;
5. Three letters of recommendation
Submit all materials to: Tony Baker, Director of Composition, Department of English and Communications, Box 5053, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505.

APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening of applications will begin on April 15, 2006; open until filled.

TTU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.