2017-2018 Faculty Appointment

University of West Georgia, Carrollton Campus
Instructor of English

Applications are invited for a one year, full-time appointment for the 2016-2017 academic year at the rank of Instructor of English commencing August 1, 2016. The candidate appointed to this position will teach four, 3 credit-hour courses (ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102) per semester (eight courses total) in the department’s First-Year Writing Program and work as a tutor in the University Writing Center for three hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Opportunities for teaching courses beyond ENGL 1101 and 1102 or for summer teaching are contingent on enrollment and are not guaranteed. Minimum requirements are the M.A. or Ph.D. in English or the M.F.A. in Creative Writing with superior evidence of effective college-level teaching of writing. A summary of benefits available to all full-time faculty is available here: https://www.westga.edu/hr/benefits-summary.

The University of West Georgia is a coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution located 45 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, Georgia. The university offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study. In addition to a vibrant First-Year Writing Program, the department offers undergraduate degrees in English literature and in English Education and supports minors in Creative Writing, Africana Studies, and Film Studies. UWG is an R3 university and is part of the University System of Georgia. The Department of English and Philosophy is centrally located on campus in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) and is comprised of over 50 full-time faculty.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled. Minority candidates and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates should send a letter of application that describes their teaching qualifications; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi of core-level writing classes; a current curriculum vita; three letters of recommendation; and a photocopy of all degree-granting academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required before an official offer of appointment is made) to

First-Year Writing Search Committee
ATTN: Bonnie Adams, Associate Director of First-Year Writing
Department of English and Philosophy
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Any offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia.

Additional full-time positions in the First-Year Writing Program may be forthcoming, contingent on funding. Candidates who submit application materials for this appointment will be considered for all open appointments and do not have to resubmit application materials again this year.

Contact Bonnie Adams (bjett@westga.edu) for additional information.

Visit the University of West Georgia online at http://www.westga.edu/
Visit the English Program online at http://www.westga.edu/english/

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