Visiting Instructor of Writing

Southern Virginia University invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing. This posting is for a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal to begin August 2017.

To be eligible for this position, candidates must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree in English or writing. Preference will be given to candidates whose MA or Ph.D. studies focus on rhetoric and composition.

Southern Virginia seeks a candidate to teach basic writing, freshman composition, and/or advanced writing courses that feature a rhetorical writing curriculum. Expertise and teaching experience in basic writing or professional writing will enhance an application. Applicants will teach four courses each semester during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Prior teaching experience, relevant professional experience, and a strong commitment to student learning are strong positives. Additional responsibilities may include committee work and academic advising.

Send a cover letter, CV, letter of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a copy of graduate transcripts electronically to

We prefer electronic applications, but will also accept paper applications mailed to:

Writing Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

A review of applications begins now and will continue until the position is filled.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts college that provides an undergraduate education primarily to faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others who live by like-minded values. Its mission is to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world, in the community and the church, and in the home. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the university mission and its code of honor in the letter of application.

Southern Virginia University is also an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.