Instructor - Writing and Rhetoric Program

Florida International University in Florida

Deadline July 10, 2014
Date Posted June 18, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelors, masters and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelors degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM masters degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miamis diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be Worlds Ahead! For more information about FIU, visit


Florida International University invites applications for a non tenure-track position (Instructor level) in the Writing and Rhetoric Program, within the Department of English, to begin Fall 2014.


Required: MA in Rhetoric and Composition or in a related field; evidence of success in post-secondary composition instruction.


Desired: Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or in a related field; graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition if degree in related field; also, graduate coursework in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Experience in one of more of the following areas is highly desirable: working with multi-lingual writers; expertise with Chinese speakers and writers; experience working in China, with Chinese institutions; experience working with writing across the curriculum.


Responsibilities:  4/4 course load in the undergraduate writing program, including program service responsibilities. Nine-month appointment, beginning Fall 2013. Renewable contingent upon budget. Competitive salary and benefits.

Applications must be submitted on-line at  When applying please reference Job Opening ID: 507787.  The position number is 35549000.


Attach current CV, letter of application, two reference letters, and teaching portfolio (consisting of representative syllabi, assignments, unit plans, student evaluations, and optional statement of teaching philosophy) in a single pdf file.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by July 10, 2014.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.