Visiting Assistant Professor English

Full Time
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Posted 20 days ago
Job description

To be considered for this position, interested applicants must apply online to Shepherd University's career portal -
Shepherd University, established 1871, is a state-supported institution located in the Shenandoah Valley and on the banks of the Potomac River in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The oldest town in the state, Shepherdstown is a quaint and thriving university town connected to a larger, vibrant business and cultural community. The campus combines with the greater community to offer unique learning-living opportunities. Shepherdstown is across the river from Maryland, a quick 20 miles from Pennsylvania and Virginia, and only 65 miles from the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Shepherd University is seeking to fill a position of Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition, with employment beginning in August, 2022, and ending in May, 2023.

In addition to teaching 100-level and upper-level classes in Writing and Rhetoric, the successful candidate will serve as Coordinator of Rhetoric and Composition. Responsibilities of the Coordinator include supervision and assessment of the departmental writing program; the hiring, training, and mentoring of adjuncts and Lecturers; training and mentoring of student writing tutors; and other responsibilities as determined by the Department Chair. The position carries a (reduced) load of three classes per semester.

Visit to apply. Screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials: Cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three professional references. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate coursework will be required at the interview stage (official transcripts must be provided to the university upon hire).
Shepherd University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. The University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment. The University neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin, consistent with applicable laws and regulations. The University, through its Affirmative Action Plan, seeks to employ highly qualified personnel on an equal opportunity basis at all campus locations and facilities. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation under the University's Equal Opportunity Policy/Affirmative Action Plan.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: One location

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