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Department is Hiring an Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty of Writing. The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Affiliate Faculty position beginning August 6, 2019. No scholarship expectations or service obligations.

An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition. Candidates must also have experience teaching writing in a computer lab.Preferred qualifications include graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent. Participating in collaborative portfolio grading as well as integrating writing center consultants is a feature of the course, so preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate experience. The typical full-time (9-month) teaching load is 12 to15 credit hours per semester, drawn from GVSU's general education composition courses.

The position is not tenure-track. Individuals will be appointed for one academic year on a full-time or part-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) 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. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a CV, cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to conduct online interviews with all finalists. GVSU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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