Visiting Instructor Position at Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)

Visiting Instructor of Writing

Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Writing Program seeks applications for a Full-Time Visiting Instructor of Writing for a one-year appointment. The successful candidate will teach courses in our rhetoric-centered Writing Program, contribute to departmental service projects, and perform teaching-related professional development.

The position is for nine months, full-time, with a starting date of August 18, 2014. The position carries a 15 credit teaching load per semester consisting of 100 and 200-level composition courses. The position offers full benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely-related field
• Minimum of two years teaching composition at the college level
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Application Process:
Applicants should send electronically (1) a letter of application that directly addresses the position responsibilities and qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information of three references to:

Erik Juergensmeyer, Writing Program Director
Writing Program

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer, Writing Program Director,

Review of applications will begin on June 15th; applications received by July 1st, 2014 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts, provide three letters of reference, complete the FLC application for employment, and pass a background check.

About Fort Lewis College and Durango
Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,800 of which 22% are Native American, and 8% Hispano.

The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area. Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, N.M.

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Fort Lewis College offers domestic partner benefits.