Instructor of Composition

Colorado Mesa University

Instructor of Composition

  • Institution: Colorado Mesa University
  • Location: Grand Junction, CO US
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Instructor of Composition

  • Colorado Mesa University | Grand Junction, CO US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 25, 2022
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Job TitleInstructor of Composition

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Grand Junction, CO US

Application Deadline -

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Contact Name Tiffany Kinney

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Instructor of Composition




Summary: The Instructor of Composition, a full-time faculty member of the Department of Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication, primarily teaches composition courses and appropriate upper- and lower- division courses in technical writing. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, typically consisting of composition courses and technical/professional writing courses. Teaching may involve online, hybrid, and/or distance delivery modalities.


Required Qualifications:


• MA in English, Rhetoric or Composition Studies (or a related field)


• Documentation of successful experience teaching


Preferred Qualifications:


• Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition strongly preferred.


• Evidence of excellence in working with undergraduate students, particularly with S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) students


Salary: $42,000.00 – 45,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package:


Department: Colorado Mesa University


Employment Type: Faculty




Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/15/2023.


How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:


• Cover letter describing qualification and experience as they relate to specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position


• Curriculum Vitae


• Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for. Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor. Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.


• Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)


Direct Inquiries Contact: Tiffany Kinney,




Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus located in Grand Junction. As western Colorado’s largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings. Founded in 1925, it’s a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.


At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they’ll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students’ interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.


The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and you won’t have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that’s less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado’s best kept secrets.


Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.


Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.


Colorado Mesa University


Attn: Human Resources Office


1100 North Avenue


Grand Junction, CO 81501




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