This page contains Human Resources hiring information for the Department of English. The Department of English employs a variety of appointments such as: faculty, associated faculty, staff, and students.

We adhere to The Ohio State University Recruitment and Selection Policy 4.10 [pdf]. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Ohio State is an EEO/AA Employer.

Department of English Associated Faculty Hiring Practice

The Ohio State University Department of English has defined the following hiring process for Associated Faculty.

Selection of Associated Faculty:
The hiring of Associated Faculty is contingent upon sufficient class availability, sufficient class enrollment and sufficient budget. We support the following set of guiding principles to ensure a clear and consistent hiring process for Associated Faculty. Selection of candidates will be based on job-related qualifications such as education, experience, skill, training, ability, and job performance.

Applications for Associated Faculty Positions:
To be considered for part-time teaching in the Department of English, qualified applicants should complete the Department of English Associated Faculty Information Form and electronically submit a curriculum vitae to Debra Lowry, English Department Scheduler. Applications will be accepted at any time, and applicants will be contacted should the need arise.

The Department of English welcomes applications from the Department’s recent PhD and MFA recipients. Successful applicants to these positions will teach one or more sections of English 1110 and/or other writing courses; they may also teach upper-level classes if there is a departmental need. The Department of English will send out a call for applications to the graduate-student listserv, in April of each year. We expect that at most four Associated faculty positions may be open each year; some years, however, there may be no positions or only one or two. 

The Department of English will consider applications from (1) students who already have been awarded PhDs or MFAs and (2) students who are scheduled to receive their PhDs or MFAs before the beginning of the next academic year. Details about the application process and about the open positions will be included in the call that goes out in April.

3 Year Appointments for Associated Faculty Positions

1110 Lecturers are on one year appointments for up to 3 years by agreement with the College. Since the funds are provided on a cash basis each year, 1110 Lecturers are not eligible for 3-year appointments.

As the budget permits, a certain number of Senior Lecturers who are not part of the 1110 Lecturer group may be appointed to 3-year appointments beginning in Autumn 2014. These appointments will be subject to approval by the Associated Faculty Coordinators, who carefully review the teaching of each member of the Associated Faculty every year. If the teaching evaluation is highly positive, and if the Assocaited Faculty Coordinators would recommend a 3-year appointment in a particular case, that instructor may be offered a 3-year appointment. The instructor will generally but not necessarily fill a niche area that the English Department can anticipate requiring instruction for the long-term, for which instructors are not readily found in the GTA pool (such as, but not limited to, the 1109 program, Professional Writing).

For a 3-year appointment to take place, then, three conditions must generally be satisfied: 1) sufficient budget 2) highly positive teaching evaluation by the Associated Faculty Coordinators; 3) teaching in a special needs/niche area. These decisions will be made at the time of appointment, in early summer: no application is necessary.

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