University of Connecticut, English

Position ID:UConn-English-2020030 [#14052]
Position Title: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: English
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/07/15, finished 2019/08/16, listed until 2019/08/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of English, University of Connecticut, invites applications for one-year renewable appointment at either the Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor level for the Storrs Campus, beginning August 23, 2019.

We seek an engaging and excellent instructor of composition in English for our growing second language writing program, part of the First-Year Writing Program at Storrs. The Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut has a diverse student population and a growing number of international and domestic multilingual students. Successful candidates would join this vibrant First-Year Writing Program, and become a part of an energetic group of instructors invested in work with students whose home language is not English.

The primary responsibilities include teaching First-Year writing courses devoted to second-language writing with opportunities to participate in development workshops and other program activities. Classes range from 15 to 17 students and are either 3 or 4 credit courses, depending on the level. The course load is 21 credits per academic year.


·         MA degree in Rhetoric/Composition, Linguistics, Literature, TESOL or a closely related field by the start date of employment.

·         Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

·         The candidate must have experience teaching college-level writing.


·         PhD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Linguistics, TESOL or closely related field.

·         Some graduate coursework in linguistics or rhetoric/composition and second language acquisition through writing is desired.

·         Experience teaching composition in English to multilingual students at a college or university.

·         Evidence of engagement with current trends in language acquisition and the scholarship of college-level writing.


This is a 9-month, temporary position with the potential for renewal. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., syallbi, assignment prompts, teaching statement) and names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020030)

For further information, please review the First-Year Writing Program website at Subsequent questions can be directed to Dr. Lisa Blansett (

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

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