The University of South Carolina Aiken, a senior institution in the University of South Carolina system, seeks candidates for a lecturer position in the Department of English beginning August 16, 2020. This is a full-time lectureship, a one-year renewable appointment, with a focus on teaching (no research or service requirement). Required: minimum earned M.A. in English/Composition & Rhetoric with primary expertise and experience in the teaching of writing. Specialization open, but experience teaching composition required and additional experience teaching writing online strongly preferred (ESOL certification and/or Writing Center experience also a plus). Teaching responsibilities will include a 5-course load per semester, including up to two online sections, combining first-year composition and Writing in the University (a 1-course reduction/semester for Writing Center tutoring is a possibility). The Department of English offers the B.A. in English and the B.F.A. in Writing (with professional and creative concentrations) as well as minors in professional and creative writing; there are currently fifteen full-time faculty members. Applicants must complete the online application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three references and statement of teaching philosophy. Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Julie Wise, JulieW@usca.edu. Additional materials may be sought from some candidates as the search progresses. Application deadline: March 1, 2020.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender or protected veteran status.
USC Aiken, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina System and home to approximately 3,700 students, consistently ranks as one of the top comprehensive, public institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report, having achieved the number one ranking in 14 of the past 19 years. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows for highly engaged pedagogies with USC Aiken selected as the college of choice by students from 36 states and 38 countries. Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty minutes from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, new home of US Army Cyber Command), one hour from Columbia, SC, and within three hours of Charleston, SC, coastal beaches, and the Appalachian Mountains. Aiken is noted for its famous thoroughbred horses, numerous parks and golf courses, wonderful weather, spacious avenues, and stately homes. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Required: minimum earned M.A. in English/Composition & Rhetoric with primary expertise and experience in the teaching of writing. Specialization open, but experience teaching composition required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 77154
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.