Visiting Instructor of English

English Department

Millikin University’s English Department invites applications for a full-time visiting instructor of English to teach in our innovative University Writing program, beginning August 2023. This position is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Teach courses (15 hours per semester), primarily EN 181: University Writing and EN 281: Writing in the Disciplines, as assigned by the department.
  2. Maintain regular office hours to assist students. Respond in a timely fashion to student correspondence, including student e-mails.
  3. Assess student performance.
  4. Maintain a professional attitude with all students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Engage in faculty development opportunities and attend program and departmental meetings.

Qualifications: This position requires a Master’s, MFA, or doctoral degree in English, rhetoric/composition, professional or technical writing, literature, or creative writing, along with a clear record of teaching excellence. Candidates with a doctoral degree in rhetoric/composition, technical or professional writing, or creative writing are preferred.

Millikin University is a vibrant, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 110,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. Millikin takes pride in preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy (that includes a statement on the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your pedagogy), and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.


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