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Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
Park Place, South Carolina
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Jun 19, 2024

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Job Title Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor Position Number 935505 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department AAH English Department Homepage Advertising Department ENGLISH, DEPT OF Division Academic Affairs Classification Title Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor Working Title Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor Number of Vacancies 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Full Time or Part Time Full Time Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications. Commensurate with Qualifications Position Location (City) Greenville Position Type Faculty (Teaching) Job Category Faculty (Teaching) Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of English ( is a vibrant and energetic community of teachers, scholars, researchers, and writers. The diversity of this department is one of its strengths, and our students benefit from a breadth of faculty expertise across many areas of study. Our faculty and students pursue interests and scholarship in literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, multicultural and transnational literature, folklore, film studies, linguistics, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our department offers four degrees: a B.A. in English; a B.S. in Professional Writing and Information Design; an MA in English; and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication. The department also offers undergraduate minors in English, creative writing, film studies, linguistics, and professional writing and information design. The department also supports general education for all majors across the university through Writing Foundations courses and courses that contribute to writing intensive, diversity, humanities, and social science general education requirements. The flagship publication of the Department of English, The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR), publishes creative writing, literary criticism, interviews, and book reviews. Est. in 1992, NCLR has won six awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. With submissions from North Carolina writers wherever they are, it is produced by faculty and students at ECU and published annually by UNC Press. Three online issues are also published annually. The Department of English works closely with other departments whose degree programs include our courses. Our faculty and students are important partners in advancing the university's strategic plan area of distinction as a cultural champion in our region and beyond. The department seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty.

East Carolina University (, a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 27,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU enhances the quality of life for our students, campus, and region through cultural enrichment and community engagement. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (est. pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is a good place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant downtown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

Est. in 1992, the North Carolina Literary Review has won six awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. NCLR publishes creative writing, literary criticism, interviews, and book reviews. With submissions from North Carolina writers wherever they are, it is produced by faculty and students at ECU and published annually by UNC Press. Three online issues are also published annually.

Job Duties

The Department of English at East Carolina University seeks to fill a fixed-term faculty position with the title of Teaching Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor (depending upon qualifications) to teach 4 undergraduate courses per year and serve as the assistant editor and program director for the ECU's award-winning North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR). The position begins in August 2024. This full-time non-tenure-track position is for fall and spring semesters of the 2024-2025 academic year, with the possibility of subsequent appointments.

The faculty member will teach primarily undergraduate writing courses and will work with student interns, in consultation with the NCLR editors, on the daily operations of producing 4 issues of the North Carolina Literary Review a year. Additional duties may include working with the Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) faculty and the NCLR editor to arrange workshops in courses focused on editing and publishing, and with creative writing (CW) faculty to arrange beta screening by their classes for NCLR contests; working with the NCLR editor, CW faculty, and TPC faculty to develop and oversee a publication laboratory; organizing outside programs and projects (e.g., visiting writers, issue releases, bookstore readings to promote contests, literary events); and collaborating with the editor on grant writing and fundraising initiatives to support NCLR work.

Contingent upon the availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master's degree in English or closely related field is required for appointment as Teaching Instructor.

An MFA or PhD degree in English or closely related field is required for consideration for appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in first-year writing.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preferred qualifications for the position include experience in publication management.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates must apply online, complete a candidate profile, and submit the following materials at

(1) cover letter describing interest in the position and how prior experience and training has prepared the applicant for teaching composition and/or business writing and for literary magazine management and production (3 pages max);

(2) curriculum vitae;

(3) contact information for two-three current references.

In addition, candidates must submit the names and email addresses of 2-3 current references. Please be aware that, if the candidate is selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system inviting them to submit letters of reference. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 05/16/2024 Open Until Filled Yes Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. Initial Screening Begins 05/30/2024 Rank Level Not Applicable Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting AA/EOE

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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