Human Resources

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Composition and Rhetoric

Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Date Posted: 12/06/2017 
Location: Richmond, IN
IU East At A Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees, selected master's degrees, and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options.

Indiana University East challenges students to grow intellectually and personally in a supportive and scholarly environment where faculty teaching skills and participation in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and artistic work enhance learning opportunities for all.

Indiana University East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students. The campus is dedicated to being a strong partner in enhancing the educational, cultural, and economic development of the region it serves through community and civic engagement. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of English position in the Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 2018 with possible conversion to tenure-track in the future.  Visiting Assistant Professor position will design innovative face-to-face and online courses in graduate composition studies courses (likely one per semester including summer) and undergraduate composition courses (W131 first year composition, W231 professional writing, W270 argumentative writing, and others).  The teaching load will be 3/3 annually, contributing to the writing program and Graduate Composition Studies program.  In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, faculty conduct research, mentor students in professional development, and participate in department, campus, or university level service.  Candidate is expected to contribute to growing online Graduate Certificate Program in Composition Studies, and MA composition studies completion program, and Undergraduate College Composition Program.  Preferred secondary areas include one or more of the following: digital literacy; online learning; multimodal learning; first-year technical and professional writing; and Writing in the Disciplines/Writing across the Curriculum.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities :

Teach face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses in Composition and Rhetoric, and other courses in the program based on faculty expertise and departmental needs.

Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly and effectively. Use methods, materials, and technology appropriate to the subject matter.

Manage the learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school and campus academic policies.

Develop a professional rapport with diverse populations within the university and community.

Create and implement an active service agenda within the department and campus with particular based on faculty expertise.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please click here.



  • A PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, specializing in composition theory and pedagogy.
  • Experience in teaching online or ability to do so within one semester is required.
  • Commitment to high quality graduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • To Apply

    Please submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three current or former supervisors or colleagues who can serve as references with respect to your administrative successes and managerial skills to the following Indiana University Application System at https://indiana.peopleadmin.comPriority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2018, although applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.


    Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.