The Department of English at the University of Illinois Springfield has one opening, beginning Fall 2014, for a composition instructor. Requirements include a graduate degree (M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D.) in English or a related field from an accredited university. The specialty area is open. The position will require teaching composition courses at the lower-division level. Standard teaching load is 9 to 12 credit hours per semester (3-4). Experience teaching freshman composition in a technological environment is preferred. The position is for one academic year (9-month appointment) with the possibility of renewal.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit electronic copies of transcripts (unofficial acceptable), letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, and a CV including names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line: “Instructor Search.” Official transcripts will be required prior to hire.
Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is the third campus of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves over 5,100 students in 20 graduate and 23 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students.
Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs, and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty members are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.
To learn more, visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department website at http://www.uis.edu/english/. UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.