Instructor, Technical/Professional Writing

The Department of English at Missouri State University (in Springfield, Missouri) invites applications for the position of Instructor of Technical/Professional Writing. Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate technical/professional writing classes (online and seated), advising students, holding office hours, critiquing students’ work and returning feedback in a timely manner, submitting grades by the deadline, participating in program assessment, and participating in service as appropriate. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

This is a 9 month, non-tenure-track position to begin August 2019. One-year renewable contract with no term limit; renewability depends on departmental need and successful performance.

MA (or higher degree) in Technical/Professional Writing, English, or related field by August 15, 2019; demonstrated excellence in teaching, and experience in technical and/or professional writing.

Applications for the position must be submitted online through the following link:

As part of the application, candidates will be required to submit a Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts, and three Letters of Reference.

The review of application begins November 26, 2018 and may continue until the position is filled.

Employment will require background check at University expense.

About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. We are the second largest university in the state serving 24,000 students and 1,500 international students. This position is located on our main campus in Springfield, Missouri, the third largest metropolitan area in the state.

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity.