Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI — Lecturer in English

Title Lecturer in English
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI English
Salary Grade FLX

Position Summary

The Department of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis invites applications for a Lecturer in English with expertise in 19th and 20th century British Literature and a specialization in high-impact teaching practices. This ten-month, renewable, non-tenure track appointment begins August 1, 2020. This position is benefits-eligible with the opportunity for two levels of promotion. IUPUI welcomes applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.

This candidate is a versatile, innovative teacher with pedagogical experience in both traditional and online environments. We seek a teacher with experience and expertise in developing high-impact practices including undergraduate research, civic engagement, service learning, and other practices designed to help students foster connections between their coursework and their development as citizens. Such practices align with IUPUI’s mission to advance the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

As an urban-serving institution whose commitment to diversity and community engagement is embodied within its mission and vision, IUPUI is a dynamic campus of nearly 30,000 students and more than 8,500 faculty and staff. As an anchor institution within the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI has been recognized for excellence in civic engagement and community partnerships. In the latest US News & World Report rankings, IUPUI is in the top twenty national universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching. IUPUI supports promotion of Lecturers to the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professor. See this link for more information about professional opportunities at IUPUI and community resources in Indianapolis:

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach twelve (12) credit hours per semester, including introductory-level core curriculum literature courses in face-to-face and online environments, survey courses in British literature, and additional courses in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: LGBTQ+, Latinx, African American, Native American, Asian American, or children’s literature.
  • Contribute to the department’s efforts on student recruitment, retention, and success.
  • Active participation in program and department committees, functions, and operations along with other school and/or campus service duties, and multi-section course coordination responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a collegial setting. The Department is looking for teachers who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse learning environment and supporting the professional development of all individuals. IU prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Indiana University is also a provider of ADA services.

Basic Qualifications

Required: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or ABD in English or other closely-related discipline from an accredited institution; documented evidence of excellence in teaching literature at the post-secondary level; experience in online teaching and in using technology in face-to-face courses; developing innovative approaches that support and enhance student learning and success; evidence of successful mentoring at all levels including first-generation and/or minority students; documented ability to incorporate a global perspective and commitment to issues of diversity in higher education.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Search Co-Chairs, Thomas Marvin ( or Ronda Henry Anthony (

IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Department of English, Cavanaugh Hall
425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Salary and Rank $38,000 /FLX

Special Instructions

Candidates must include the following with the application:

  • Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications to meet the teaching and service expectations described above
  • Current curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses taught
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement on commitment to diversity
  • Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned (official transcripts required if invited for interview)
  • Contact information for three references

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit required materials at: Review of applications will begin on 3/10/2020 and will continue until position is filled.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For Best Consideration Date 03/25/2020
Expected Start Date 08/01/2020