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Instructors in Composition, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature and Pedagogy

Date 2013-01-16 02:01:08 Location : North America

Employment Level:Non tenure track
Application Deadline:February 15, 2013
Category: English/ literature
Employment Status:Full-time
Salary: Competitive

Department of English

POSITION Positions are available for 2013-2014, for Instructors in Composition, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature and Pedagogy

MA required
College teaching experience in English Studies (literature, composition, etc.) required
A PhD or equivalent is prerequisite for teaching advanced courses

Duties: The teaching load for instructors is 1-4 sections each semester. Typically, instructors will teach College Composition, and a range of other composition and lower-division English classes. Instructors will be expected to meet departmental objectives for the courses they teach. Course descriptions are available on the English Department Web page at

Salary and Contract Terms: Instructors will be hired on semester-to-semester or year-long contracts. The salary starts at the base per-section rate in the College of Liberal Arts. In 2012-13 that was $4093. All positions are subject to funding availability.

General Information: The English department at CSU has a tenure-track faculty of 35, approximately 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 140 graduate students. The department appoints more than 35 graduate assistants who teach creative and expository writing and English as a second language. The University Composition Program houses five programs that serve the University at large: the First-Year Composition Program (FYC), the Upper-Division Composition Program (UDC), the University Writing Center, the gtPathways Writing Program (GTP), and the Composition Placement Program. Each of these programs is unified by our faculty commitment to teaching writing as a rhetorical act of inquiry and learning, ensuring that our programs are consistent with national standards for best practice, and maintaining a clear and reliable understanding of CSU students writing backgrounds and needs. Undergraduate concentrations in creative writing, English education, language, literature, and writing lead to a B.A. in English. Master of Arts degrees are offered in creative nonfiction, English education, literature, rhetoric and composition, and TESL/TEFL. A Master of Fine Arts is offered in creative writing. For further information, visit the Department home page at

Applicants should write to Dr. Louann Reid, Chair, Department of English, Colorado State University, 1773 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1773. Direct questions to Sue Russell, at (970) 491-1898 or

Applicants may submit materials at any time. For full consideration for Fall 2013, please submit applications by February 15, 2013. The 2013-14 instructor general pool will expire on January 1, 2014. You will need to reapply each year to be added to the following academic years instructor general pool.

Please include these materials in your application:

a letter of application that outlines your teaching experience and range of teaching interests, particularly those courses you are interested in teaching at CSU as well as the number of sections you would like to teach;
if interested in ESL/International Student sections of composition, please indicate your interest and provide explanation of your experience and/or professional development in working with English language learners;
a detailed résumé or c.v.;
documentation of your post-baccalaureate degree (e.g., a photocopy of your diploma; a transcript that notes the degree conferred);
recent supporting materials that indicate teaching quality in each of 4 categories:
written reports of classroom observations,
student course evaluations,
syllabi representing the range of courses you are interested in teaching,
three student papers reflecting a range of grades (one paper an A, one a B, and one below a B) in response to a single assignment. These papers should include your marginal and end comments; the English department considers responding to student writing central to good teaching, and thus we review these comments as indications of pedagogical effectiveness. Please also include a narrative describing the assignment and grading criteria (up to one page). Explain how the assignment fits into the overall picture of the course;
three recent (written in the last 3-5 years) letters of reference that speak to your teaching;
a street address, phone number, and email address where you can be reached during both the school year and the summer.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.