Instructor in Writing & Rhetoric Program at Florida International University

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit


Florida International University invites applications for a non tenure-track position (Instructor level) in the Writing and Rhetoric Program to begin Fall, 2013.


Required: MA in Rhetoric and Composition or in a related field; evidence of success in post-secondary composition instruction.


Desired: Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or in a related field; graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition if degree in related field. Experience in one of more of the following areas is desirable: working with multi-lingual writers, teaching with technology, professional/technical writing, and scientific writing.


Responsibilities: 4/4 course load in the undergraduate writing program, including program service responsibilities. Nine-month appointment, beginning Fall 2013. Renewable contingent upon budget. Competitive salary and benefits.


Application Process:  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 505540 at and attach a current CV, letter of application, two reference letters, and teaching portfolio (consisting of representative syllabi, assignments, unit plans, student evaluations, and optional statement of teaching philosophy) in a single pdf file. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by April 1, 2013. Review will continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions regarding this position may be directed by e-mail to Cindy Chinelly (


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.