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This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The English Department of Texas Christian University invites applicants for one full-time position as Instructor of Writing, a non-tenure-track, renewable position beginning in August 2023.
Applicants should demonstrate extensive scholarly knowledge of and experience in the teaching of composition/writing. Additionally, applicants should demonstrate expertise and teaching interest in one or more of the following areas: protest rhetoric, rhetoric of social movements, writing studies, digital humanities, African American rhetoric, Black language and literacy, race and rhetoric, or global non-Western literatures. We particularly welcome intersectional approaches to these subject areas.
The position requires teaching: 1) 6 sections of introductory level and intermediate writing per year; 2) 2 sections of courses in the instructor’s specialization. The teaching load is 4-4. The successful candidate for this position will see themselves primarily as a teacher at the undergraduate level, serving TCU’s core requirements as well as students in our English and Writing majors and minors. In addition to teaching duties, successful candidates will participate in service duties, including advising undergraduates and serving on departmental, college, and university committees and will participate in professional development activities to grow pedagogical skills and continued familiarity with their specialization.
We invite applicants to demonstrate in their application materials how they might contribute to the writing program’s core mission of providing a socially just literacy education. While diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal arts education and vital to the current mission of Texas Christian University, the writing program aspires to be actively anti-racist as an ongoing collective commitment. We welcome applicants who are committed to the social and intellectual richness of college writing instruction and who are resolute in advancing justice and equity with it.
Students and faculty in the Department of English at TCU are committed to a variety of intellectual and creative pursuits fostered by the exploration of literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The department includes a cohort of rhetoric and composition faculty, and both tenure-stream and non-tenure-stream faculty who work together to schedule courses, organize curriculum, and serve on various committees. Instructors are voting members of the department who enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, support for professional development, and opportunities for promotion and advancement within the Instructor rank.
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.
University & Fort Worth Description:
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or a closely related field with specialization in Composition and Rhetoric from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment. Teaching experience in first year writing is required. Commitment to and excellence in undergraduate writing instruction is also required. All materials are to be submitted online at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. • A letter of application addressing the position’s desired areas of expertise and specific interest in working at Texas Christian University • A full CV • Two sample syllabi, one for an introductory writing class and one for a themed writing course in the applicant’s specialization • A diversity statement documenting knowledge and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion as central classroom praxis • A teaching statement detailing the applicant’s approach to composition/writing instruction as well as how their research informs their teaching
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at email@example.com or 817-257-7790. Other questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Layne Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.