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Instructor I

Apply now Job no: 505892 Position type: Full-Time 9-Month Department: 033900 - English Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Faculty Position Open Date: Apr 20 2023

Position Function:

We are looking for an English instructor with primary expertise in teaching composition. The instructor will hold the rank of Instructor I and have an opportunity to teach Basic Composition (EN 0103), Composition I (EN 1103), Expanded Composition I (EN 1104), Composition II (EN 1113), and Accelerated Composition (EN 1173). In addition, qualified instructors may also be given the opportunity to teach Honors Composition (EN 1113H), 2000-level general education classes in literature, writing, film, and/or linguistics, and selected 3000-level courses according to expertise e.g. EN 3333 (Internship), EN 3303 (Creative Writing), or EN 3313 (Writing for the Workplace). The instructor will carry a 4-4 teaching load and is expected to support the Department of English in a service capacity.

Salary Grade: UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Department Profile: Mississippi State's English department offers a BA and MA in English with significant courses in linguistics, creative writing, and film, and is the home to the university's Writing Center, Mississippi Quarterly, Jabberwock Review, and MSU's Humanities Camp.

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Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design courses to meet learning objectives and outcomes, and promote active participation in students' own learning. • Create a classroom environment that promotes students' curiosity and helps them to work through problems, tasks, and assignments using discipline- specific thinking strategies. • Foster classroom spaces in which people and their ideas are respected and students are encouraged and expected to learn. • Employ a variety of assessments to ensure that instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of learning objectives and outcomes for the course. • Maintain departmental office hours in accordance with departmental and college policies and procedures. • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality in regard to student interactions and information. • Attend all required department meetings. • Engage in service, such as serving on a departmental committee, participating in a composition project, and/or mentoring teaching assistants. • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching practices and/or performance. • Submit an annual teaching and service report and meet with Department Head.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA in English or closely related field and college teaching experience.

Instructions for Applying:

• All applicants must apply online at www. and attach a current cover letter, current vitae, and three professional references. • The cover letter should address the candidate's teaching philosophy, as well as relevant experience and/or innovations in teaching, especially regarding first-year writing courses. • Applicants should also submit recent evidence of teaching effectiveness, which could include sample syllabi and course materials, letters of reference, peer reviews or teaching observations, course development or improvement, sample student work, and/or sample graded work. • At least fifty percent of all teaching effectiveness materials submitted should reflect the candidate's dedication to first-year writing and composition courses. • Evidence of teaching effectiveness should not exceed 30 pages.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

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Advertised: Apr 20 2023 Central Daylight Time Applications close:

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