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The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill a full-time (9-month) Affiliate Faculty position beginning in August 2016. This non-tenure track position has an initial appointment for one year and this may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three consecutive academic years. The ideal candidates will focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers.

An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment, and graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent, will be given strong preference. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition, preferably in a computer lab. Preferred experience also includes participating in collaborative portfolio grading as well as integrating writing center consultants into the course.

The typical teaching load is 12-credit hours per semester, drawn from WRT 098 and WRT 150, GVSU's general education composition classes. The salary is competitive and includes health and retirement benefits. Please see the Writing Department website,, for details about these courses.

Apply online at Include CV, a cover letter addressed to Associate Professor Christopher Toth, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references with contact information. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Review of applications will begin June 10, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. The position is contingent on available funding. We plan to do online interviews with finalists. GVSU is an EO/AA institution.