Managing Editor, Cold Mountain Review; Business Manager, Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writing Series; & Lecturer in English - 006691

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Managing Editor, Cold Mountain Review; Business Manager, Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writing Series; & Lecturer in English 

The English Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time nine-month non-tenure track position to start July 1, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval.  This is a multifaceted position, and the successful candidate will serve quarter time as Managing Editor of Cold Mountain Review, quarter time as Business Manager for the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series, and half time as a Lecturer (with a 2/2 course load) in rhetoric and composition and/or general education literature.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to manage a broad range of financial, administrative, and operational tasks and be committed to and demonstrate excellence in teaching.    

Minimum Qualifications: a Master’s degree in English, a Master’s in Rhetoric and Composition, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, or other Master’s degree in a related field.  The candidate must have experience coordinating, analyzing, and implementing budgets and financial reports and supply evidence of successful teaching of college composition and/or general education literature courses. Experience in public relations, marketing, and editing is desirable.  Moreover, since Cold Mountain Review is published both on-line and in print, candidates should have experience in maintaining magazine websites as well as publishing through InDesign. 

Non-tenure track full-time faculty are typically hired on renewable one-year contracts with a possibility to move to a three-year renewable contract.  

Please submit a letter of application and CV by email to Jim Burniston at Review of applications will begin Monday,­­­ October 23, 2017.  Finalists will be required to submit sample English and/or rhetoric and composition syllabi that include daily course calendars, and student evaluations from recent English and/or rhetoric and composition courses.

If you have any questions about this search, please contact Susan Weinberg (, the chair of the Search Committee.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System.  Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as being among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club.  Additional information about the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.  The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  For more information, please visit: