Post Doctoral Fellow (English)

Auburn University

United States

May 27, 2022


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Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (English)

Posting Number P0702F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for up to 3 positions as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, to begin August 16, 2022. This is a nine-month, non-tenurable, teaching and research appointment. The possibility of contract renewal depends on mutual agreement, strong performance in teaching and scholarship, the availability of funds, and departmental need. This full-time position includes support for research, and carries a modified teaching load of 3-3 in Auburn's core curriculum of first- year composition, core literature, and/or courses in technical and business writing, assigned with the goal of limiting new preparations. Salary is $37,000. The successful candidate will reinforce the research mission of the department through active publication, and will have opportunities for public presentation of his/her work and mentoring from senior faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates who advance our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2021 edition of the U.S. News and World Report, it was ranked 40th among public universities. Highly research-active, with a Carnegie R1 classification, and committed to maintaining teaching excellence, with graduate and undergraduate degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs, Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, exciting student life, and the beauty of its campus. Located in a moderate climate, Auburn is situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery. The Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area has a population of 140,000, excellent public school systems, a regional medical center, and is recognized as one of the “best small towns in America.” The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC, and PhD.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or an allied field within the last three years or by the August 16, 2022, at the time appointment begins; a strong research specialization within the broad field of English studies; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college/university level; potential for continued publication and success in other areas of scholarly and professional activity; and potential as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English studies (including majors in creative writing, literature, and professional writing; graduate concentrations in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and composition, and a graduate program in technical and professional communication). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications

Record of scholarly publication. Research specialization is open, but applicants who can broaden faculty research in areas such as African American Literature/Culture, Latinx and Caribbean, World Literature, writing studies, rhetorical theory, and cultural rhetorics are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on May 27, 2022.

Applications will be accepted online at https: // www. Please submit the following documents: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three recommenders; and transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire).

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