Part-time Instructor of English

DePauw University


The Department of English at DePauw University invites applications for a one-year part-time position at the rank of Instructor to begin in August 2024. Master’s degree in TESOL, Composition, English, Education, or closely related field by the time of appointment is required. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal-arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The department specifically seeks candidates to teach academic English and writing (ENG 110 and/or 115). Teaching assignment is up to four courses per year.

English 110 and 115 provide support and instruction in academic English and writing. Students are enrolled in the courses based on a placement test. English 110 focuses on developing language skills for advanced academic coursework, including vocabulary, fluency, and sentence-level accuracy, while English 115 develops familiarity and facility with academic writing.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,800 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music, to be renamed The Institute of Music at DePauw in July 2024. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter summarizing qualifications; CV; contact information for three professional references; a copy of graduate transcripts; and evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations). Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Lynn Ishikawa, Director of English for Academic Purposes, at [email protected] with any questions. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePauw University, in affirmation of its commitment to excellence, endeavors to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in its hiring, promotion, compensation and admission procedures. Institutional decisions regarding hiring, promotion, compensation and admission will be based upon a person’s qualifications and/or performance without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, gender identity or gender expression, except where religion, gender, or national origin is a bona fide occupational qualification.

DePauw University’s goals and commitments are best served if the institution reflects the diversity of our society; hence, DePauw seeks diversity in all areas and levels of employment and abides by all local, state and federal regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. The University admits, hires and promotes individuals upon their qualities and merits.

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