Lecturer of English - Park University (Gilbert, AZ campus center)

Position:         Lecturer of English
Location:        Gilbert, AZ

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Park University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer of English, based at Park's Gilbert, AZ campus center. The successful candidate will join an active academic department, based in Parkville, MO, that values innovative teaching and collaboration, and will work in a new and growing campus center in downtown Gilbert, AZ.


APPLY FOR THIS POSITION HERE: https://www.park.edu/careers/full-time-faculty-and-staff/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9688e2865016895abb25030f7&gns=CWPA


Position Accountabilities include:

  • Teach face-to-face and blended/hybrid undergraduate courses in first-year writing at Park University's Gilbert, AZ campus center. Future teaching duties may include courses in literature and/or professional or technical writing, depending on experience.
  • Maintain a standard teaching load of 4 courses per semester
  • Engage in service to the Department of English and Modern Languages, the Gilbert campus center, and Park University. Such service includes remote participation in department meetings and projects, and may also include on-site academic mentoring and advising for students and/or leading part-time instructors of English at the Gilbert campus center. (Lecturers who perform additional service duties will be compensated appropriately.)


Position Requirements:

  • Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in English, or in one of the primary subfields in English, including: rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, literature, or creative writing
  • Transcript credit of at least one graduate-level course in composition, rhetoric, or writing pedagogy
  • At least two semesters of experience successfully teaching writing courses at an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent) in graduate coursework


Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience teaching in blended/hybrid modalities
  • Training or past teaching experience in professional, technical, or scientific writing
  • Evidence of sustained professional development in writing pedagogy
  • Experience mentoring first-year college students
  • Experience teaching first-year experience courses
  • Experience working remotely


About Park University

Park University, founded in 1875, is a private, independent masters-level institution serving more than 11,000 students each semester nationally through its flagship campus, 42 campus centers in 21 states and online. Park provides innovative, accessible and flexible education through traditional, online and distance delivery. Honoring its founding mission to provide academic access to all qualified learners, the University continues to serve a highly diverse student population, with 45% of students coming from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.

Park's Gilbert campus is located in downtown Gilbert, AZ, a young, vibrant community fueled by a strong economy. Thriving in business and leisure activities, access to a nationally ranked public school district, and with over 300 days of sunshine per year, Gilbert has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States by CNN/Money Magazine. For more about living and working in Gilbert, see: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/residents/living-in-gilbert/new-resident.

Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition-paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents.

Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.



APPLY FOR THIS POSITION HERE: https://www.park.edu/careers/full-time-faculty-and-staff/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9688e2865016895abb25030f7&gns=CWPA

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation that emphasize teaching proficiency.  Applicants should combine the three letters into one document to upload or have the letters sent separately to search committee chair Glenn Lester: glester@park.edu.

Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is July 1 or August 1 (negotiable). Fall courses begin August 19, 2019.


Questions about the position can be directed to search committee chair:
Glenn Lester, Assistant Professor of English & Program Coordinator, First Year Writing: glester@park.edu

Questions about the Gilbert, AZ campus can be directed to:
Donna Ehrlich, Academic Director, Gilbert, AZ campus: dehrlich@park.edu