The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a temporary Assistant Professor or temporary Instructor (depending on degree) in TESOL or Composition with ESL expertise—one year contract, renewable up to three years. We are looking for a specialist who will play a central role in teaching ESL/multilingual students in the university’s first-year writing course (capped for these sections at 15 students), and who can help us plan for and manage partnerships across campus to address ESL student needs. Successful candidates will hold either an MA in TESOL or a PhD in Composition & Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, or a related field with a strong background in teaching first-year composition to ESL students. We are looking for candidates who will be prepared not only to teach our first-year composition course but also to train graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to teach L2 writing as well. Depending on qualifications, faculty hired for this position will also have opportunities to lead our efforts to work with departments across campus supporting advanced ESL undergraduates and graduate students. The English Department has a strong record of leadership in teaching, professional engagement, and service, with an established commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity.
The English Department is a dynamic and collegial collection of scholars and teachers devoted to interdisciplinary research and teaching. We include a diverse set of programs, including Composition & Rhetoric, Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Drama, Film, and Critical Race Studies, and our faculty play leading roles in various interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Humanities, Disability Studies, Material Culture Studies, and Journalism, among many other programs. We are home to the award-winning Colored Convention Project and are currently developing other innovative digital humanities projects as well. In addition to the English major and several interdisciplinary minors, we offer a strong English Education major that prepares students to be NCATE-certified secondary education teachers of English. We offer as well two 4+1 programs that allow English majors to earn a BA in English followed by an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, or an MA/MPA in public policy/public administration. Our faculty are given strong support to develop educational opportunities that engage our students within and beyond the classroom.
Applicants should upload a letter of application and CV at http://apply.interfolio.com/. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. A start date for the position prior to September 1, 2018 is possible, depending on the candidate’s availability. The review process will begin on December 8, 2017 but screening will continue until the positions are filled. For further information, contact search committee chair Dr. John Ernest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. T...he University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, with a growing international population.