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W&L Seeking Part-Time Instructors for Spring 2021

Applications for Spring 2021 are no longer being accepted. Thank you.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications for multiple part-time instructor faculty positions, requiring at least a master’s degree, for the Spring 2021 semester. These positions will be housed on either the Statesboro campus or the Armstrong campus (in Savannah) of Georgia Southern University and involve teaching face-to-face in socially distanced classrooms.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics teaches the university’s required First-Year Writing courses—a two-semester sequence that provides in-depth instruction in composition to all first-year students at Georgia Southern. The Department also offers a B.A. degree in Writing and Linguistics with coursework in four areas: Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, and Linguistics. In addition to the major, the Department also offers minors in writing, linguistics, and professional and technical writing, and an online graduate certificate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, each part-time instructor position involves teaching at least one course in First Year Writing. Appointments are for one semester at a time.

Salary. Up to $3,000 per course, based on qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Earned master’s degree suited to the teaching of First Year Writing in the Department of Writing and Linguistics
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Preferred but not Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one-year full-time college teaching experience or equivalent in first-year writing by the time of appointment
  • Graduate-level work in composition, rhetoric, linguistics, writing center theory, or literacy theory
  • Experience working educational technology, including learning management systems (especially Desire2Learn/Brightspace/Folio)
  • Evidence of participation in professional development activities relevant to a first-year writing program

The deadline for submission of applications is November 20, 2020. The first day of classes is January 11, 2021. A complete application has the following elements:

  • a letter addressing the qualifications cited above
  • a curriculum vitae
  • evidence of pedagogical effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, sample assignments)
  • names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references

Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically:

Dr. Russell Willerton, Chair
Department of Writing and Linguistics
Georgia Southern University
Telephone: 912-478-0739

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should notify the department chair.


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