Instructor of Composition

at Texas A&M University - Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas, United States

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Job Title

Instructor of Composition


Texas A&M University – Texarkana


College Of Arts, Sciences & Education

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Texarkana, Texas

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Job Description

The College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) at Texas A&M University – Texarkana invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Instructor of Composition to join our faculty beginning the 2023-2024 academic year.

Texas A&M University-Texarkana, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a dynamic and growing regional comprehensive university serving over 2,000 students. Since its founding in 1971 as East Texas State University, A&M-Texarkana has been known for its emphasis on student-centered, experiential education. Expanding in 2010 from upper-division undergraduate and master’s programs to lower-division undergraduate and doctoral offerings, the campus has maintained its friendly atmosphere, small class sizes, and commitment to traditional and non-traditional students. A comprehensive student life program ensures a full collegiate experience for residential students, and an annual thematic community engagement program offers educational enrichment for the campus and wider community.


The selected candidate will teach a 5/4 load in courses across our undergraduate composition curriculum, including our linked first-year writing (ENGL 0399) and Composition I (ENGL 1301) sequence, Composition II (ENGL 1302), Technical Writing and Communication, with opportunities to teach advanced writing in the upper-division.

We also desire a colleague who will engage in service work through collaborations within the writing program and/or department, including, but not limited to, curricular updates, program assessment, and student success initiatives. Further, as a member of the department, they will participate and have a voice in faculty meetings, take part in institutional faculty development opportunities, and participate in assessment requirements as part of the Texas Core Curriculum. Instructor-rank faculty do not have scholarship requirements. Additional summer teaching may be available but is not guaranteed nor required.


Minimum Qualifications

+ Earned Master’s degree in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, or English Education (with at least 18 SCH in graduate-level English coursework), and

+ At least one year of teaching experience in a higher education setting or dual credit courses.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Earned doctorate degree in English; Writing Studies; Rhetoric & Composition; or English Education (with at least 18 SCH in graduate English coursework; ABD acceptable)

+ Experience working with developing and underprepared writers at both the first year and advanced levels.

+ Experience teaching writing beyond traditional, academic forms and genres.


This position does not supervise employees.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by 05/22/2023.

To apply: Upload your cover letter, resume/CV, 3 professional references with contact information and with one reference being a supervisor/manager and copies of your transcripts in the questionnaire section of your application.

Please remember once you submit your application you will not be able to “revise” or upload any documents. If you have any questions about uploading or a revision to your application, you may contact

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

As a member of The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University-Texarkana is a comprehensive regional university that provides students with academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences through quality teaching, scholarship, student support services, co-curricular programming, research, and service.Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, students are afforded the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen professions and to prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment.A&M-Texarkana began in 1971 as part of East Texas State University and joined The Texas A&M University System in 1996. Our 375-acre campus, which opened in 2008, is near beautiful Bringle Lake in Texarkana, Texas, in a region known as the Ark-La-Tex.With a commitment to academic excellence, student success, and community leadership, A&M-Texarkana is comprised of three academic colleges: education and liberal arts; business; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The university accommodates students by offering flexible class schedules, web-based courses, and online degree programs.A&M-Texarkana is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Red River Athletic Conference, with men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, and softball programs.

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of eleven universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The A&M System is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual employee. Equal opportunity and access will be provided throughout the A&M System to all students, employees, and prospective employees. Employment opportunities for all A&M System members and locations are updated daily and posted on this searchable website. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 223-1360.

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Job Posting: JC240545263

Posted On: May 20, 2023

Updated On: Aug 03, 2023

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