We read the world
With 55 full-time faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and over 200 graduate students, English is one of the largest and most vibrant departments at Georgia State University. We are proud of the breadth and excellence of our programs, which range from the two-semester Freshman Composition sequence to Ph.D. programs in literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and secondary education. In addition to these traditional concentrations, we teach classes in digital humanities, folklore, literary theory, cultural studies, professional and technical writing (including electronic editing and publishing), and a variety of eclectic fields and topics such as ethnic literature, graphic novels, African literature, editing, and the ever-popular practical grammar.
Faculty research and creative writing have been recognized by major awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission and the Guggenheim Foundation. We publish in the top journals and presses in the field: take a look at the brimming bookcase outside our front office for a sampling of what we’ve been up to lately.
Our undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to participate in international exchange and study abroad programs (in England, France, Italy, Germany, China, and elsewhere), faculty research, and service learning and internships. Many students gain editorial experience through one of the many publications housed in our department: the award-winning literary journal Five Points; The South Atlantic Review; Studies in the Literary Imagination; new south; and The Eudora Welty Review. Our location in the heart of downtown Atlanta and our diverse student population allow us to take advantage of both the historical and cultural richness of the region and the resources of its fastest-growing and most international urban center.
Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition
The Department of English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta invites applications for a three-year renewable lecturer (with a fifth-year review that could lead to a Senior Lecturer appointment) to teach undergraduate courses in composition, writing for digital media, and technical or professional communication in the era of social media. The teaching load is 3-2 with additional responsibilities for collaborating with faculty to provide workshops, one-on-one consulting, and leadership regarding the design of online learning tools and research methods within the English Department.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical or Professional Writing, English, or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD may be considered. A minimum of 3 years of college teaching and experience in teaching and learning online is required. Applicants with experience or interest in any or several of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: digital archiving or publishing, immersive environment/alternate reality application development, gaming pedagogy, adaptive learning strategies and techniques, multimodal composing.
Submission deadline is November 8. Send letter and CV only (in Word and/or PDF format only) to Dr. George Pullman, Chair, Hiring Committee, care of firstname.lastname@example.org. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.