Position Openings

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

Current Listings

Career Instructor in English (Job # 523247)

Review of Applications Begins: January 31, 2019; position open until filled

Position Summary
The University of Oregon’s English Department invites applications for non-tenure-track positions of Career Instructor in English to teach in the Composition Program beginning September 16, 2019. Successful applicants will join a vibrant teaching community of career instructors and graduate student teachers who have many opportunities for professional development and participation in program development. We seek candidates specializing in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. 

Competitive applicants will have training and recent full-time experience teaching college-level argumentative writing to students from diverse backgrounds. The course load is 3 per term, totaling 9 courses per year, teaching primarily in the lower division writing courses: WR 121 (Written Reasoning as Discovery and Inquiry), WR 122 (Written Reasoning as a Process of Argument), and WR 123 (Written Reasoning in the Context of Research). Typical enrollment in Composition Program courses ranges from 18-23 students per course. Depending on training, experience, and departmental needs, some Career Instructors may be asked to teach in other areas. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom, multilingual writing, and digital pedagogies. All teaching positions in English involve student advising and departmental service and participation in program assessment. 

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

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


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