Writing and Rhetoric ESL Open Rank Teaching Professor, Florida International University

Miami, Florida
Dec 22, 2020
Feb 20, 2021
Job Type

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Writing and Rhetoric ESL Open Rank Teaching Professor, Florida International University.

The Writing and Rhetoric Program in the Department of English invites exceptionally qualified candidates for a non-tenure track open rank Teaching Professor faculty position. We are seeking candidates whose teaching, research, and/or graduate course work positions them to teach first-year composition to multilingual and international students. This 12-month appointment carries a 4/4/3 teaching load and is eligible for promotion. Job duties include developing and teaching primarily first-year composition courses to international students to whom English is not their primary language and completing Program service. Course release is possible with growing service assignments. These positions are renewable, contingent upon budget, and offer a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a promotion ladder. 

Our growing and energetic Program seeks colleagues with strong professional backgrounds in the field of rhetoric and composition, TESOL, and applied linguistics along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and student success. The new faculty member will have opportunity to contribute to a growing international emphasis in the university as a whole and in the writing program in particular. Recruitment of international students is increasing as are the number of FIU programs taught internationally. The Writing Program has a new major track in Writing and Rhetoric, a Certificate in Professional and Public Writing, as well as a core curriculum writing program that serves 8,000 students a year. Candidates should hold an MA in TESOL or Applied Linguistics and have experience in Composition or hold an MA in Composition with graduate work and experience in TESOL. FIU, one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-serving universities, is a majority/minority university, and we actively seek to recruit diverse and multilingual candidates.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522692 at facultycareers.fiu.edu. Applicants should provide a letter of application, current CV, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and a teaching portfolio (representative syllabi, assignments, unit plans, and student evaluations) in a single .pdf document. Finalists for on-campus interviews will be required to submit three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding these positions may be directed by e-mail to justin.grant@fiu.edu, Chair of the Search Committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 1, 2021. Review will continue until the positions are filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.