Job Openings

The Department of English at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two (2) annually renewable positions at either the Instructor in Residence or Assistant Professor in Residence level at the Storrs Campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018.


The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for positions in the Department of English.


We seek engaging and excellent instructors of composition in English for our growing second-language writing program, an essential piece of the First-Year Writing Program at Storrs.


The University of Connecticut has a diverse student population and a growing number of international and domestic multilingual students. Successful candidates would join this vibrant First-Year Writing Program, and become a part of an engaged group of writing program instructors, administrators, and scholars across the UConn system. The primary responsibilities include teaching First-Year writing courses devoted to second-language writing with opportunities to create workshops for instructors and to develop other courses for both undergraduates and graduates (depending on qualifications and experience).   The course load is 21 credits academic year or equivalent.



Master’s degree in English or closely related field. Evidence of engagement with current trends in language acquisition and writing as well as experience teaching composition in English to multilingual students.



Completion of all requirements for the PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, Linguistics, Literature, TESOL or a closely related field by the start date of employment and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Experience teaching college-level writing with some graduate coursework in linguistics or rhetoric/composition and second language acquisition through writing.



These are full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track positions that will report to the Head of the English Department. Positions may be renewed annually. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Select “Apply” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration online applications should be received no later than May 15, 2018. It is anticipated that a first round of interviews will take place either in person or via Skype after May 21, 2018. For further information, please feel free to review the First-Year Writing Program website: Subsequent questions can be directed to Dr. Lisa Blansett (


Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and instates serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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