The Department of English at the University of South Dakota invites applications for the position of Instructor / Lecturer. This nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position will teach introductory composition and literature courses in a range of modalities and, as a faculty member, engage with and support English department activities and goals. Additionally, the department is interested in supporting its offerings in the recently added English degree specialization in Professional Writing. Anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2021. Salary is commensurate with rank.
Required qualifications: M.A. or terminal degree in English (or related discipline), experience in undergraduate writing instruction, experience in online course delivery, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. A terminal degree is required to be hired at the rank of Lecturer.
Preferred qualifications: Extensive experience teaching across a range of modalities. Experience in an area of professional writing (such as grant writing, editing, publishing, copy-editing, etc.); this experience may be in teaching or in practice.
Applicants must apply online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu.
Applicants should submit:
Letter of application
Curriculum vitae including a list of references
Statement of teaching philosophy and representative teaching materials
Other materials may be requested later from candidates; for example, letters of reference, transcripts, etc.
First Consideration Date
Commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term
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Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Scope of Search
External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations
Housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, USD’s English Department offers BA/BS, MA, and PhD degrees. Specializations in creative writing and professional writing are available within the BA/BS degrees. Home to South Dakota Review, the department engages widely across campus and the community.
The University of South Dakota is the flagship of the six universities in the state system of higher education, situated in Vermillion, overlooking the Missouri River, in the heart of the Midwest. USD is a small, comprehensive university, built upon a strong liberal arts foundation in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to schools of Education, Fine Arts, and Business, USD has the only schools of Law and Medicine in the state.
The University of South Dakota is located in the southeastern corner of the state in Vermillion, a community of more than 10,000 people. Vermillion is located within an hour’s drive of the larger cities of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Sioux City, Iowa.
Affirmative Action Statement
The University of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.
Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.
Questions or inquiries about the position can be directed to English@usd.edu.