Acting Instructor/Acting Assistant Professor/Lecturer Full-Time Temporary/Lecturer Part-Time/ Lecturer Part-TimeTemporary

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: English

Title: Acting Instructor/Acting Assistant Professor/Lecturer Full-Time Temporary/Lecturer Part-Time/ Lecturer Part-TimeTemporary

Position Details

Position Description

The English Department is now accepting applications for instructors for the 2023-24 academic year. Appointments are determined by program need, available funding, and the eligible pool of candidates. We will assemble a pool of qualified candidates now and anticipate making offers as soon as possible. After initial offers are made in the spring, additional hires, quarters and courses may be added depending on available funding. Benefits eligibility information can be found at

Duties: The duties will include teaching courses in the Program in Writing & Rhetoric (PWR), the Program for Writing Across Campus (PWAC), upper division literature and language courses, and/or creative writing courses.

Salary: The full-time salary rate is $6315 per month.


To be eligible for an offer for Autumn Quarter 2023, applicants must have received their terminal degree by the end of Summer Quarter 2023. Priority for full year offers will be given to those who have completed their Ph.D. by the end of Spring Quarter 2023. Applicants with satisfactory progress toward the degree and demonstrated teaching excellence will be given preference. Applicants completing their degree during Summer Quarter may receive an offer contingent on completion of the degree during summer quarter. To be eligible for appointments starting Winter Quarter 2024, the terminal degree must be completed before the end of Autumn Quarter 2023. Anyone expecting to be eligible anytime in the coming year must apply now, indicating the quarter in which they expect to be complete the degree.


All applications will be submitted through Interfolio. For required items involving multiple pages or documents, please combine into one document to upload to that required item's slot.

Applications should include:

  • Letter of application addressed to Anis Bawarshi, Chair, and modeled on those for any college teaching position.
    • ABD applicants: Include how many dissertation chapters are complete, how many are yet to be completed, and projected date of graduation,
  • Curriculum vitae including areas in which the applicant is prepared to teach.
  • A one-page list of courses taught at UW or elsewhere by year.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages).
  • Quantitative student course evaluations from four recent courses (include, if possible, a range of courses taught at UW over the last two years), along with, if desired, a contextualizing document.
  • A sample syllabus from one recent course, accompanied by no more than 6 pages of supporting material (goals for the course, reading list, assignments, classroom exercises, etc.)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation dated within the past 12 months. 


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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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Disability Services

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