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English Department
ESOL Instructorship

Details: The English Department of Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for an Instructor’s position in ESOL.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.  Duties include teaching ESOL grammar, writing, speaking/listening, reading skills, and possibly ITA classes. ESOL courses may be undergraduate or graduate level.   

Qualifications:  Minimum MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or equivalent, and two years experience teaching ESOL/EFL courses.  Preferred experience includes familiarity with compositional theory, experience teaching academic writing to both undergraduate and graduate students, communicative language teaching, experience in a Writing Center, experience in language testing, experience with International Teaching Assistants, and experience teaching linguistics classes. See our website for a fuller description of the position and for information about the department.

Application: Submit applications to Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH  43403-0191.  Complete applications should include: 1) letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; 2) CV which includes a list of graduate courses taken and brief descriptions of courses taught; 3) at least three current letters of reference; 4) graduate and undergraduate transcripts.  Application deadline:  Postmarked by March 1, 2016.  The starting date of employment is mid-August 2016. Final candidate(s) will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.


Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Full-time Instructorship

Details: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Bowling Green State University is hiring one full-time instructor, beginning August 2016. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Foundational Mathematics to ensure student success in emporium-based courses, which include Pre-algebra, Basic Algebra, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra, with possibilities of Precalculus, Introduction to Statistics, Calculus I and II. She or he will typically have a load of 12 credit hours, teaching math emporium combined courses per semester. The initial appointment is for one academic year (AY 2016-2017) and is contingent upon adequate student enrollment.  Renewal for additional terms is possible, depending on performance and student enrollment.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree or PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics and experience teaching a variety of mathematics and statistics courses. A successful candidate must have experience teaching both math emporium and traditional classes.

Application: Please apply online at http://www.mathjobs.org and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement(s) on teaching and scholarly activities, copies of official transcripts showing highest degree earned and three current letters of reference. Official transcripts and original letters of reference will be required from successful candidates later.  Deadline for applications is March 13, 2016.

Applications must be received by March 13, 2016.


English Department
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer


Details: The Creative Writing Program in the English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks a poet as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer.  The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2017; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a public reading and a lecture; and advise theses.

Qualifications: 1) MA, MFA or Ph.D. by time of employment.  2) At least one book, preferably two of poetry and critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation.  3) Evidence of strong undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Application: Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current letters of reference, writing sample (one book, preferably two), a list of courses taught with brief descriptions of each, and 1-2 sample undergraduate and graduate syllabi to Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0191. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date of employment for this position is January 2017.  

Applications must be received by March 14, 2016.


General Studies Writing Program
Instructor(s)

Details:  The General Studies Writing Program at Bowling Green State University is hiring qualified instructors to teach first-year composition beginning in August 2016, with the expectation of teaching General Studies Writing courses at a university in China beginning in September 2016.

Qualifications: Minimum of an MA or MFA in English with a TESOL certification or specialization or an MA in English as a Second Language or TESOL or an M.Ed in English Education with a TESOL certification or an MA in Cross-Cultural and International Education with a minor in English or TESOL certification by August 2016; successful experience teaching college-level academic writing; and formal training in the teaching of college-level composition. Experience in the teaching of first-year, developmental, and ESOL writing is preferred.

Application:  Complete applications must be received by Monday March 14, 2016 and must include the following:

  • Letter of application;

  • statement of teaching approach;

  • curriculum vita;

  • official transcripts;

  • entire sets of student evaluations;

  • three current, signed, and original reference letters that address the applicant’s teaching (official placement files are acceptable); and electronic or paper teaching portfolio (please provide URL for electronic portfolio).

Address applications to Dr. Cheryl Hoy, Director, General Studies Writing Program, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Applications must be received by March 14, 2016.


Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

All finalists will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to offer of employment.