The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for up to 3 positions as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, to begin August 16, 2023. This is a nine-month, non-tenurable, teaching and research appointment. The possibility of contract renewal depends on mutual agreement, strong performance in teaching and scholarship, the availability of funds, and departmental need. This full-time position includes support for research, and carries a modified teaching load of 3-3 in Auburn’s core curriculum of first-year composition, core literature, and/or courses in technical and business writing, assigned with the goal of limiting new preparations. Salary is $37,000. The successful candidate will reinforce the research mission of the department through active publication, and will have opportunities for public presentation of his/her work and mentoring from senior faculty. We are particularly interested in candidates who advance our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. An R1 doctoral institution, in 2022 it was ranked 42nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2022 enrollment of 31,764 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,833 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Just over a hundred miles from Atlanta and Birmingham and less than sixty miles from Montgomery, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC, and PhD.