Assistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of English

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Position TitleAssistant Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of EnglishAbout this OpportunityBall State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English to teach four classes each semester primarily in English education and in our award-winning, first-year writing program as needed. This position will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal.

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  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Retirement
  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development

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Appointment TypeNon-Tenure-track/ContractLength of AppointmentFT Academic YearDescriptionBall State University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an Assistant Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English to teach four classes each semester, primarily in English Education courses, but also in one or more of the following areas (depending on faculty expertise and departmental needs): first-year writing, African American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, creative writing, literature (including YA literature), applied linguistics, professional writing. This position will be a one-year contract with possibility of renewal.

Minimum QualificationsMaster’s degree in English, Education, or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment; record of effective teaching, including at least three years of experience teaching English/ Language Arts at the secondary level. Other related service or employment, such as substitute teaching, in-service work with teachers, teaching at the college level, or on-site classroom research, may be substituted for one of the three years of teaching experience.

Authorization to work in the USCandidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.Preferred QualificationsEarned doctorate in English, Education, or related field from an accredited college or university by date of appointment; teaching experience at the college or university level, including teaching dual credit courses at the secondary level; record of scholarship, including publication and/or presentation in primary area(s) of scholarship; record of service in relevant English/Language Arts associations; experience supervising student teachers; license to teach English/Language Arts at the secondary level; record of building successful partnerships with K-12 schools; Experience with teaching or scholarship in (or demonstrable commitment to) diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Certifications/LicensuresPre-Employment ScreeningRequires successful completion of a background check and education verification. Position Title(s) SupervisedNone

EEO StatementBall State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

DepartmentEnglish:700100College/Department InformationDepartment Email or Phone [email protected]

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number202401263FNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date08/16/2024Position End DatePosting Date04/01/2024Applications Accepted Through Date05/15/2024Open Until FilledNoConsideration Date: to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.)Information regarding transcriptsThe option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.Special Instructions SummaryUnder Course Syllabi, please upload a syllabus from a first year writing course.

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover LetterIn support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description. In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values, including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact InformationJeff Spanke – [email protected]

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