Visiting Clinical Instructor

West Lafayette, Indiana
Salary is $40,000 for the academic year + benefits.
May 12, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
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Job Summary

Visiting Clinical Instructors for Introductory Composition

Department of English, Purdue University, West Lafayette

The Department of English at Purdue University is seeking up to six Visiting Clinical Instructors to teach first-year writing courses for Introductory Composition in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Each position is a one-year full-time, academic year (9 month) appointment, starting in August 2021. It includes benefits, and may be renewed for up to two more years, contingent upon funding and performance. Courses may include mainstream versions of English 106 (Composition) and English 108 (Accelerated Composition), as well as specialized sections that serve multilingual writers (ESL) or learning communities.

The teaching load is 20-24 credit hours per year (usually 3/3), including holding three office hours per week for students and attending 3 staff meetings each semester. All instructors in the program need to develop appropriate syllabi and policies within the guidelines provided by the program. Sections will need to be offered in person, but online sections (asynchronous) are sometimes available.

Salary is $40,000 for the academic year. You can contact Professor Richard Johnson-Sheehan, Director of Introductory Composition at Purdue, by email at if you have questions.

For more information about our courses and program, please see


Minimum of a Master’s degree in English, Communication, or related discipline. PhD preferred. Experience teaching introductory composition at the college level is required. Experience teaching English composition to multilingual writers is a plus but not required.

Application Process

Application Process: Candidates should submit application materials electronically via The job requisition ID number for this position is 13934. We will begin reviewing applications on May 17th and continue reviewing them until the positions are filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Applications must include cover letter, CV or resume, list of courses taught and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references.

Purdue University’s Department of English is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

FLSA Status


Equal Opportunity Employer

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.