Teaching Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
United States
Feb 18, 2024
Apr 13, 2024
Job Role
Support Staff
Job Title Teaching Assistant Professor Position Number 940779 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department AAH English Department Homepage http://english.ecu.edu/ Advertising Department ENGLISH, DEPT OF Division Academic Affairs Classification Title Teaching Assistant Professor Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor Number of Vacancies 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Full Time or Part Time Full Time Recruitment Range Commensurate with Qualifications Position Location (City) Greenville Position Type Faculty (Teaching) Job Category Faculty (Teaching) Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of English (english.ecu.edu) is a vibrant and energetic community of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. The diversity of this department is one of its strengths, and our students benefit from a breadth of faculty expertise across many areas of study. Our faculty and students pursue interests and scholarship in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literature, folklore, film studies, linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our department offers four degrees: a B.A. in English; a B.S. in Professional Writing and Information Design; an MA in English; and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. The department also offers undergraduate minors in English, creative writing, film studies, linguistics, and professional writing and information design. The department also supports general education for all majors across the university through Writing Foundations courses and courses that contribute to writing intensive, diversity, humanities, and social science general education requirements. The Department of English works closely with other departments whose degree programs include our courses. Our faculty and students are important partners in advancing the university's strategic plan area of distinction as a cultural champion in our region and beyond. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty.

East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 27,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU enhances the quality of life for our students, campus, and region through cultural enrichment and community engagement. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (est. pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is a good place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant downtown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (thcas.ecu.edu) is home to 16 academic departments, a number of research centers, and over twenty interdisciplinary programs (thcas.ecu.edu/undergraduate-programs/) including Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and a certificate in Global Understanding.

Job Duties

The Department of English at East Carolina University (http://english.ecu.edu) is seeking to fill one fixed-term faculty position with the title of Teaching Assistant Professor specializing in composition to begin in August 2024. This is a full-time non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment up to three-years and the possibility of subsequent appointments. The full-time teaching load is typically four courses per semester. Teaching will consist of face-to-face courses, with the possibility that some online courses may be assigned, depending on department and university need. Depending upon a candidate's credentials, as well as the needs in the department, the Chair may assign other courses and/or duties besides composition teaching. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and full-time positions include benefits.

Contingent upon the availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience

A PhD in English or a related field, including but not limited to Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Studies, or Technical Communication, is required. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in writing program administration and teaching courses in first-year writing and writing about the disciplines.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience with online teaching and online pedagogies and technologies.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu:

1) a cover letter,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) one-page teaching philosophy,

4) a sample syllabus for a first- or second-year composition course.

Candidates have the option of also submitting a one-page writing administration philosophy statement.

In addition, candidates must submit the names and email addresses of 2-3 current references. Please be aware that, if the candidate is selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system inviting them to submit letters of reference. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 02/05/2024 Open Until Filled Yes Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. Initial Screening Begins 02/19/2024 Rank Level Not Applicable Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/68610 AA/EOE

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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