Teaching opportunities

Full-time faculty positions in English

None currently available.

Part-time faculty positions in English

The Department of English is accepting applications for part-time teaching positions in English composition, technical writing, film, and African American literature. You may apply here, or you may apply through the Wayne Talent website. For those who apply through the Wayne Talent website, we will contact candidates who are selected for a second round of screening to request the additional materials listed here (writing sample, transcripts, two letters of recommendation) after their CV and cover letter are reviewed.

Before beginning

  1. Attachments: Have the following documents ready for upload:
    • A brief letter of inquiry
    • CV
    • Sample of your expository writing (published papers, unpublished papers, or a chapter of your M.A. essay)
  2. Transcripts: Please request official transcripts be sent by mail to: ATTN: Caroline Maun, Chairperson, Wayne State University Department of English, 5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 9408, Detroit, MI 48202. They may also be delivered electronically to this email: englishhr@wayne.edu.
  3. Letters of recommendation: Please ask two or three people to send letters of recommendation directly to the Department of English at the address above, or directly to Caroline Maun at englishhr@wayne.edu. These individuals should be academic professionals who are able to evaluate your university work and/or teaching performance.

The M.A. in English is required. Two years prior teaching experience and proof of demonstrated success in a university or college setting are required.

Apply for teaching opportunities

Once your application file is complete, it will be assessed by the chairperson in collaboration with the Director of Composition, the Associate Chair, and the Director of Graduate Studies (who are all members of our Scheduling Committee) before the first teaching assignment. Continuing employment is dependent upon satisfactory evaluation of your teaching performance by faculty and students.

Assignments are made based on seniority and enrollment. Salary is based on education and experience. Salary rates are governed by the Union of Part-Time Faculty (UPTF) contract (see uptf.org for further information).