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English Composition Term Instructor (Position Filled)

George Mason University seeks applicants for a twelve-month, one-year renewable position (Term Assistant Professor or Term Instructor) in English with a specialization in teaching writing to multilingual speakers of English to begin July 2011.  Four course teaching load per semester with benefits. Summer duties may include program/course assessment & development, program faculty resource development and training, and assisting with new student workshops and orientation, as well as teaching up to two (2) summer courses. This position is aligned with GMU’s new Center for International Student Access and its ACCESS and BRIDGE programs and will be in a dual reporting structure.

Approximately three-quarters of the position will be to co-teach a year-long “stretched” undergraduate composition course for international students; the remainder will be to teach graduate-level writing courses for international students.  Both courses require this individual to have strong intercultural communication skills. Additional responsibilities will include: Center committee participation and student portfolio assessment.

M.A. required; Ph.D. preferred. One graduate degree must be in English and candidates must have experience teaching composition at the university level. Candidates should also have experience teaching students with international educational backgrounds and/or TESOL coursework in their own academic background. The successful candidate will also have one or more of the following:  experience teaching grammar/linguistics, experience instructing critical reading/writing connections, experience teaching graduate students, and/or research interests in second language acquisition.

TO APPLY: For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position number F9508z; complete the faculty application; and upload a cover letter, C.V. or resume, and a list of three references with their contact information.