Visiting Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English with Specialization in Literature

13 Mar 2023
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13 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Visiting Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of English with Specialization in Literature

Location: English
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607036
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

A 9-month benefit, non-tenure-eligible, benefit- eligible, temporary position in the English Department, located on the Flagstaff Mountain campus.

Job Description

The Literature faculty in the English Department at Northern Arizona University invite applications for a Visiting Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor, non-tenure-track eligible, beginning August 2023. This is a full-time, 9-months, non-tenure track, benefit-eligible, temporary position with an 80 percent teaching (4/4) and 20 percent service load at the Flagstaff campus.

Responsibilities for this position primarily include teaching U.S. Multi-ethnic Literature, with expertise in two or more of the following areas: African American literature, U.S. Latine, Indigenous, and/or U.S. Southwest literature. Courses may include; English 245: Intro to U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature; ENG 247: Introduction to African American Literature; ENG 346W: Literature of the Southwest; English 345: Survey of U.S. Multiethnic Literature; ENG 445: Seminar in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature; and ENG 243: American Literature from 1865 to Present, with the possibility to teach other courses as needed in the Literature program. Additional professional development and service expectations will be determined in consultation with the Chair of English.

The Department of English values NAU's Elevating Excellence priorities including academic excellence, student success, commitment to Indigenous Peoples, impactful scholarship, mission-driven and diverse faculty and staff, community engagement, and sustainable stewardship of resources. We have approximately 175 majors and we value diversity, equity, and inclusion with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, class, mental and physical abilities, nationality, migrant, immigrant, and refugee status.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for Visiting Lecturer:
  • M.A. in English, Literature, or closely related field in hand by August 1, 2023.
  • 1 year of experience teaching university-level literature and/or writing courses.

Minimum qualifications for Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor:
  • PhD in English, Literature, or closely related field in hand by August 1, 2023.
  • 1 year of experience teaching university-level literature and/or writing courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment and successful interactions with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, national origins, disabilities, age, veteran status, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities and expression, and lived experiences.
  • Evidence of successful teaching of literature at the undergraduate level.
  • Evidence of expertise in U.S. Multi-ethnic Literature.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 607036, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

The online application must include the following attachments:
  1. Cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Include a summary of student evaluations and methods and materials for one particularly effective lesson you created.
  4. Names and contact information for three references.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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