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Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Writing & Rhetoric (11104959)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Department of Writing & Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi seeks applicants for an Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric. This 9-month teaching position carries a 4/4, or equivalent, teaching load, service responsibilities, and starts August 21, 2023. This is a renewable position with benefits. Instructors are non-tenure track faculty with opportunities for promotion to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer as defined by the department’s Instructor Promotion Policy. Experience teaching and/or working in a Corequisite Writing Program is preferred. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. 
Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in composition, rhetoric, or a related field by the hiring date.


Job Responsibilities:
- Teaching undergraduate courses, primarily Corequisite Writing 100 which is comprised of a Writing course paired with a supplemental Writing Studio course, but also could include teaching Writing 101 and Writing 102;
–Serving the Department by leading the Community of Practice for the Corequisite Writing Program and acting as liaison between the Chair and the Corequisite Writing instructors;
- Participating in the ongoing evaluation and revision of curricula to emphasize multimodal composition and a culture of reflection;
- Coordinating pedagogy with active and growing writing centers;
- Contributing to distributed assignments, course, and program assessments;


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in composition, rhetoric, or a related field
Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience in a Corequisite program
Knowledge or degree focus in Basic Writing, Developmental Studies, or the equivalent


Application Requirements:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
List of Three Professional References with Knowledge of Applicant’s Teaching Record and/or Professional Experience
Optional Documents:
Sample Syllabi
Teaching Evaluations
Sample courses or assignments

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi