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Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Apply now Job no: 493643
Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: English
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of English invites applications for a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall term 2024. We are seeking dynamic teachers with demonstrated experience designing courses about literature, cultural studies, or film/television.

Visiting Assistant Professors in English teach 4 classes per semester, with a typical class size of about 18 students. The teaching load will be divided between courses in our major and for our general education program. Our department faculty enjoy considerable freedom to design courses around topics of their choice and to craft innovative assignments; we look forward to welcoming a colleague with similar opportunities to be creative in their teaching.

Visiting Assistant Professors are not required to do research and have limited service requirements, but have full access to faculty development opportunities, including support from our Endeavour Center for Teaching and Learning and grants for travel and professional development.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces diversity and inclusion; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. All candidates should be prepared to address how they can incorporate diverse identities and viewpoints through their teaching and/or scholarship.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Master's degree in English or related field.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an effective syllabus and course design for a first-year composition course.  
  • Effectiveness in the classroom, as evidenced in the materials and campus visit.


  • Ph.D. in English or related field preferred. ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Teaching experience focused on thesis-driven and research-based arguments.
Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest demonstrating your experience designing courses that appeal to undergraduate English majors and nonmajors and how your field of interest informs your teaching philosophy and course design.
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Provide three reference names, phone numbers, and email addresses on the application

**Preference will be given to applications received by May 15, 2024. Screening will begin on May 16th and continue until the position is filled**

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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