Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Ball State University
Ball State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English to teach four classes each semester primarily in our award-winning, first-year writing program. This position will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal.
Faculty may also be assigned to teach courses in African American studies, English Education, literature, creative writing, TESOL, or professional writing depending on faculty expertise and departmental needs.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Ball State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English to teach four classes each semester primarily in our award-winning, first-year writing program. This position will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal.
Instructors may also be assigned to teach courses in African American studies, English Education, literature, creative writing, TESOL, or professional writing depending on faculty expertise and departmental needs.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field from an accredited institution by date of appointment and at least one-year experience teaching first-year writing at the college level. (Rank/title: Assistant Lecturer with MA.)
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
- ABD or terminal degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment;
- Three or more years’ experience teaching first-year writing at the college level;
- Experience with teaching or scholarship in one or more of these areas: English Education, African American Studies, Afro-Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, Black or Global Rhetorics, Raciolinguistics, and/or Antiracist Pedagogy.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/31576.
Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Sean Lovelace.
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
The option to upload transcripts, as well as course syllabi is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. For a sample syllabus, please upload a document from a first-year writing course.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 07/19/2022.The salary available for this position $38,000 – $40,000. Finalist references will be contacted by phone based on those listed in the faculty application.
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Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.
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