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English, Dual Enrollment, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Liberal Arts

Job Title

English, Dual Enrollment, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for two full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) dual enrollment faculty positions (#712080 and #712090) at the rank of Lecturer. The start date for the appointments is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidates will teach sections of dual enrollment English at Sumner County area high schools as needed to satisfy a full-time teaching workload every year. The sections will be offered during the normal high school course schedule. The successful candidates must communicate regularly with the high school administration, the Director of General Education English, and the Department Chair at MTSU to coordinate planned course activities with the high school calendar.

Required Education

Applicants must meet at least one of the following three-degree requirements:
1. Master of Arts in any of the following disciplines: English, Linguistics, Rhetoric/Composition, Professional/Technical Writing
2. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
3. Master of Arts in a closely related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in classes with English, Linguistics, and Technical Writing.

Required Related Experience

Applicants must also have completed at least three (3) hours of graduate-level coursework focusing on writing pedagogy or demonstrate at least one (1) semester of experience teaching English at a university or college.

Other Desirables

Applicants with the following will receive special consideration: a PhD in English, Linguistics, Rhetoric/Composition, Professional/Technical Writing; at least one semester of experience teaching dual-enrollment English classes.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 06/04/2024

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