Position Openings

This page lists all currently advertised positions open in the University of Oregon Department of English.

Current Listings

Pro Tempore Instructor of English (Job # 523854)

Review of Applications Begins
May 17, 2019; applications will be reviewed as need arises

Special Instructions to Applicants 
The Pool is intended for appointments for Academic Year 19-20. Along with your online application, please upload a letter of application, vita, and evidence of successful teaching in argumentative writing (these materials should total no more than ten pages and could include teaching evaluations, peer teacher evaluation, student course evaluations, or other related materials).

Please note the limitations on concurrent faculty employment and student status in the same department: https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/policies-procedures/enrollment-residency/concurrent-faculty.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon and the Department of English are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community. The English Department, University of Oregon invites applicants for its open Pro Tem instructor and Pro Tem faculty pool, which we establish to have applications on file when openings become available.

Position Summary
The appointee will have teaching and service duties related to teaching in the department of English. Teaching will be primarily at the undergraduate level but may involve assignment at the graduate level. The full time course load is nine courses per year, three per term. Instructional needs would most likely be in lower-division argumentative writing. We may have occasional needs in film and media, lower-division literature courses (Introduction to Drama, Poetry, or Fiction, Shakespeare, British or American surveys), and folklore. Advising students in office hours and participation in program assessment as part of teaching duties are expectations of the appointments. Pro Tem faculty are not required but are welcome to participate in departmental service. Positions are for one year or less, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years based on need and performance.

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must have an M.A. in English or a closely related field for teaching argumentative writing courses, a Ph.D. in English to teach literature courses, and demonstrated successful college-level teaching experience appropriate to our needs and to our existing programs.

Professional Competencies
The successful candidates will be expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Applicants with training and experience teaching argumentative writing preferred.


For the full job listing, please visit this posting on the UO Human Resources page.


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