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English Education - Assistant Professor
California State University, Fresno
English Education - Assistant Professor
Job No: 497701
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Probationary, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time
California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Department of English
Title: Secondary English Education and Adolescent Literacies
Rank: Assistant Professor
Status: Tenure Track
Start: Fall 2021 (August 2021)
The Department of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Secondary English Education and Adolescent Literacies. The successful applicant will help coordinate undergraduate and credential programs supporting the preparation of culturally and linguistically sustaining secondary English teachers serving the greater California Central Valley.
Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate, credential, and graduate students; conducting scholarly and applied research; and engaging in service activities. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in the English Education major and credential programs, including secondary English Teaching Methods; Literacy Studies; Rhetoric, Grammar and Writing Instruction; and Texts Teachers Teach. Other teaching responsibilities may include supervision of student teachers, General Education courses, and regular topics seminars in area(s) of specialty.
Specialties of particular interest are culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, adolescent literacies, multi-ethnic YA literature, service learning, critical pedagogical approaches to canonical and non-canonical literatures, digital pedagogies, and universal design for learning, including work with emergent bilingual students. Typical course load in English is 3/3 (4-unit courses), with a possible course release each term for program coordination and advising.
Per union negotiated contract, new tenure track faculty also receive one course release per semester for the first two years and all faculty receive excellent comprehensive benefits and access to competitive research support.
Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent):
• An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in English Studies or other closely-related disciplines is required.
• Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 1, 2021).
• Evidence of successful teaching experience
• Clear research agenda in English Language Arts Education and/or diverse adolescent literacies
• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the San Joaquin Valley region.
• At least 3 years documented experience teaching secondary Language Arts in a public school (grades 6-12)
• Documented experience supporting pre-service educators
• Expertise in digital pedagogies and digital humanities
• Expertise in multi-ethnic Young Adult literatures
• Experience and expertise with Service Learning
• Evidence of work with culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, universal design for learning, critical and creative literacies, and/or connected learning approaches to teaching
Application Procedures: The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes May 1, 2021. Apply online at http://jobs.csufresno.edu/ and complete the application with the following:
• Cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
• Curriculum vitae
• Diversity statement
• Names and contact information of 3 professional references (on the application form, not attached)
Shortlisted candidates will receive a request to send a writing sample of up to 20 pages, and a statement of teaching philosophy prior to their initial phone interviews, which will be held in December. In addition, your three professional references will be asked to submit current letters of recommendation.
Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts prior to virtual campus visits. For inquiries, contact Alison Mandaville (co-chair): mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Search Committee:
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Department of English
College of Arts & Humanities
About our Department
Our English Education program consists of an undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Humanities and a fifth-year credential program offered in partnership with the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. We believe the best English classrooms are communities in which teachers and students work together to analyze, construct and apply meaning. Class sizes are typically 25 or less for undergraduate courses, 15 or less for graduate courses. Faculty members have ample opportunity to design new courses in response to changes in the field, student interests, and their own scholarly leanings.
We are scholars of literature, rhetoric, and teacher education, as well as creative writers. Home to several thriving literary journals, the department includes winners of the Walt Whitman Prize, The American Book Award, the Young Lions Award, and Fulbright scholars. Our students and faculty are actively engaged with local communities. A newly developed service-learning class for English Education offers students experience working with local community literacy projects. The department organizes a Young Writers Conference that for more than 40 years has attracted 400+ high school students and educators from all over the region annually and, in partnership with a local school and youth media organization, the Sherley Anne Williams and Lawson Fusao Inada writing contest, celebrating authors of color.
Across campus, and in partnership with local communities, there are numerous research and service opportunities for collaborations in youth literacy, including work in bilingual education, YA literature, youth and social media, and universal design in writing instruction. The Arne Nixon Center for Children's Literature, in the campus Henry Madden Library, is home to one of the nation's best collections of LBGTQ literature for younger readers and in 2015 hosted a conference “http://www.outlawed2015.com/” that brought together local educators, international scholars, and writers of literature for young people, including Jacqueline Woodson, Leslea Newman, and Matt de la Pena. The University also hosts the San Joaquin Valley site of the National Writing Project and English faculty serve with the local affiliate of the California Association of Teachers of English/National Council of Teachers of English, Fresno Area Teachers of English (FACET).
The English department serves as a base for a number of student-led organizations, including the Student Association for the Study of English (SESA), which organizes an annual symposium of student research in English Studies; the 30-year-old Chicanx Writers and Artists Association (CWAA) and the newly formed Hmong American Ink and Stories (HAIS) club. After hosting the 2007 MELUS Conference, the English Department organized a yearly Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas (UCMLA). Now in its 12th year, UCMLA has provided a platform for presentation of undergraduate scholarship in the field, gathered graduate students and faculty together in event planning, and brought to campus such writers and scholars as Cherrie Moraga, Roxane Gay, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ishmael Reed, and Erica L. Sanchez.
About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018college-guide?ranking=2018-rankings-national-universities; ranked 3rd by https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in http://time.com/money/best-colleges/profile/california-state-university-fresno/.
Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.
Other Campus Information:
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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
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Full-Time, Teaching-Track Faculty Positions in Writing
University of Southern California
The USC Writing Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, seeks qualified applicants for full-time teaching positions—Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor (Teaching)—to join our faculty beginning Fall 2021.
The Writing Program’s courses fulfill USC’s undergraduate writing requirement; our courses are informed by the rhetorical tradition, process theory, and ethical discursive practices. First-year courses develop students’ writing and critical reasoning skills within thematic contexts. Advanced courses, composed primarily of juniors and seniors, bring students together based on their academic interests and career goals, addressing writing in different disciplines for various audiences. Small class sizes in both first-year and upper-level courses facilitate a workshop model of instruction, frequent one-on-one and small-group conferencing, and an emphasis on the writing process.
Full-time faculty teach three sections each semester, for which they will develop syllabi and assignments in accordance with program guidelines. The Writing Program also provides significant opportunities for professional growth and development. Faculty are eligible to participate in program, college, and university governance. New faculty will join a vibrant community of teachers, writers, and scholars composed of faculty and graduate students from a range of disciplines.
The Writing Program hopes to hire faculty interested in making a career of teaching writing at USC. Initial appointments are fixed-term, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and review by the program faculty, its directors, and the college deans. Dornsife provides opportunities for promotion based on demonstrated teaching excellence and service to the program, school, and university.
Candidates should have a PhD or other terminal degree by June 2021. We require demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level and we value familiarity with the needs of writers whose first language is not English. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. While many of our faculty have scholarly backgrounds in English Literature or Rhetoric and Composition, we welcome candidates from all fields.
The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020. We will be conducting interviews remotely January 7 to the 22, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of application, diversity statement, CV, teaching evaluations, a recent course syllabus with writing assignments, and three letters from referees who can speak to teaching abilities. The referees will be contacted directly by USC. The diversity statement (300-500 words) should describe your training, experience, and/or commitment to using diversity as a pedagogical tool, as part of efforts to promote equity in the classroom and university community. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” button at the top of this page.
Visit www.usc.edu to discover more about USC. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Texas A&M International University
The Department of Humanities at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an Assistant Professional of Rhetoric and Composition (9 month non-tenure track position) to begin Fall 2021. Research and publications are encouraged but not required to maintain employment. Initial appointment is for three years, and renewal is based on performance and institutional need.
Primary duties will include: (1) teaching 15 semester credit hours (the equivalent of five courses) per semester of freshman and advanced courses in composition (for e.g., technical communication, writing in the disciplines, and writing pedagogy), and (2) service on the First Year Writing Program faculty committee. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in the field of rhetoric and composition, and advanced courses in language studies (grammar and linguistics), rhetorical theory, and/or the history of the English language.
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate degree in Rhetoric and Composition or English. If degree is in English, we desire a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. ABDs will be also be considered, but applicants must have earned a doctorate before August 16, 2021 (the official start date of employment). We desire candidates who have teaching experience in freshman and advanced composition; teaching experience with bilingual student populations and/or minority students; service experience in First Year Writing Programs; and/or research or teaching experience in language studies, rhetorical theory, or the history of the English language.
TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, which is a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit www.tamiu.edu. We offer competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance and retirement benefits. We also provide financial support for professional development opportunities such as attending or presenting at academic conferences.
First review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020. The application will remain open until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/ohr/employment/.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
Teaching Philosophy statement/document that elaborates on experience teaching bilingual and/or minority students
At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (WPA)
Auburn University is hiring for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition (with specialization in Writing Program Administration). You can find the ad here: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/19816.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Chad Wickman, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a beginning or an advanced tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, with specialization in Writing Program Administration, to begin August 2021. The successful candidate will assume an immediate leadership role as Director of Composition. Standard teaching assignment for tenure track faculty is 2-2; course load while serving in this administrative position is 1-1, based on a renewable, three-year term. The Department of English actively recognizes writing program administration as a site of scholarly work and professional advancement, and in addition to collaborating with colleagues to develop the first-year writing program, the candidate will have opportunities to shape an undergraduate major in Professional and Public Writing and MA and PhD concentrations in Rhetoric and Composition. We are particularly interested in candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational community through research, teaching, and administrative activity.
Required qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a closely allied field by the August 2021 starting date; a strong research and teaching specialization in Rhetoric and Composition and writing program administration; evidence of successful post secondary teaching and administrative experience; ability to design and implement graduate courses and professional development opportunities focused on the teaching of first-year writing; and a commitment to shaping the vision and mission of the first-year writing program in collaboration with departmental faculty and other stakeholders in the university community. We also seek a candidate who demonstrates potential for success in the following areas: teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition; advising MA and PhD students in Rhetoric and Composition; and maintaining an active program of scholarly research and publication. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.
Review of applications will begin, Oct. 23, 2020. Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter (which should include a statement regarding how the applicant will advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through teaching, research and/or service); curriculum vitae, writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three references (one on administration); unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required only upon hire); statement of administrative philosophy (upload as Other Documentation); and teaching materials related to first-year writing (including a syllabus and 2-3 assignment prompts – can be uploaded in the Teaching &/or Personal Work Portfolio.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
The University of Findlay
The University of Findlay invites applications for a full-time Visiting faculty position in English (Rhetoric and Composition) to begin in January 2021 or August 2021 in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Candidates will be expected to teach courses in rhetoric and composition at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of expertise in technical and professional writing; science writing, including writing for health care and medical contexts; and/or digital writing desired. Experience with online and/or hybrid teaching expected.
For appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor, a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field Ph.D. is required and prior college teaching experience are preferred. ABD candidates will be considered for the rank of Visiting Instructor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to student-centered education as well as scholarship and professional development.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration for this exciting opportunity, include a cover letter; current Resume or Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy (for faculty positions) and the contact information for three professional references with your application.
Candidates are encouraged to contact Christine Tulley, Search Committee Chair, with any questions about this position to find out what specific courses will be associated with this position, including developing courses within the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing program.
The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disabled/Vet.
Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing
Auburn University at Montgomery
Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Professional Writing, to begin Fall 2021. We are seeking a candidate with a scholarly agenda in professional and technical writing who will support the growth of our new Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to offer courses in grant writing, digital publishing and editing, and other areas of professional and technical writing suitable to their qualifications. These courses will be part of the new Certificate as well as the professional writing area of our English Major. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop graduate courses in their specialty. Also expected are teaching in core composition and supporting the Composition Program.
AUM has an official 4/3 teaching load. Faculty with ongoing scholarship and publication usually receive a course release for a normal 3/3 load. Internal funding and professional improvement leave to support scholarship are available.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Composition, or related field. Competitive salary.
Faculty positions in Writing Studies in Higher Education
University of Toronto Mississauga
The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy at the University of Toronto Mississauga, established in July 2020 to promote the study of university pedagogy, especially the experiences of undergraduate students, is searching for six faculty members in Writing Studies in Higher Education (application deadline is November 5, 2020; starting date is July 1, 2021):
• Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (3 positions) https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Assistant-Professor,-Teaching-Stream-Writing-Studies-in-Higher-Education-ON/541574217/
• Assistant Professor (2 positions) https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Assistant-Professor,-Writing-Studies-in-Higher-Education-ON/541574017/
• Associate Professor (1 position) https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-Associate-Professor,-Writing-Studies-in-Higher-Education-ON/541573917/
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Nestled on 48 picturesque acres on Whidbey Island, Hedgebrook’s ethos is grounded in Radical Hospitality. Hedgebrook’s mission is to amplify women’s voices by providing an oasis of time, space, and nurturing, enabling each writer to connect deeply with herself, her surroundings, and her work. Hedgebrook brings together women from all over the globe and a broad diversity of backgrounds. Here, they create important and meaningful work, share and deepen essential cultural conversations, and raise awareness around equity, equality, and representation. At Hedgebrook, women are authoring change.
Founded by Seattle philanthropist Nancy Nordhoff in 1988, Hedgebrook’s core Writers in Residence Program (WIR) currently attracts upwards of 1800 applications annually for 40 highly sought-after residencies. 75% of participants are women of color and many writers are emerging when they come to Hedgebrook. An impressive number regularly go on to publish bestsellers and many have been recognized with literary prizes including the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur genius awards, and Tony, Obie and Emmy awards for theatre, film and TV, among others. In addition to its WIR program, Hedgebrook’s calendar of events includes writing workshops, masterclasses, salons, festivals, and labs for filmmakers and songwriters.
Hedgebrook has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and at this critical historical moment for women and people of color all over the world, Hedgebrook is seeking an experienced and passionate leader to be its new Executive Director (ED). In collaboration with the Board, staff, and Advisory Council, the ED will ensure the integrity of Hedgebrook’s mission, imagine, build, and support robust and vibrant programming, and maintain the financial and operational health of the organization. The new Executive Director will be a proven organizational leader, a natural team and community builder, an inspired and inspiring communicator, and a passionate advocate for amplifying women’s voices.
For a full position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/hedgebrook-ed
More information about Hedgebrook can be found at: https://hedgebrook.org/
To apply, please send applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: Hedgebrook-ED@Nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your email.
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