Faculty, Assistant Professor - Literacies & Composition
: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)
The Department of Literacies and Composition invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will join a small, diverse, and dynamic department of faculty who are committed to situated approaches to literacy, writing, and rhetoric, and engaged in innovative, student-centered pedagogy, including portfolio-based curriculum and a blend of traditional classroom instruction and online learning.
The successful candidates will teach a diverse student population using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline, review and revise curriculum, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in departmental and campus service, including department leadership, faculty in-service, and college/institutional committee work. The successful candidates will teach a 3/3 teaching load with the option of taking one course release for scholarship per year.
You must be willing and able to teach all modalities including online, hybrid, face to face and weekend.
The Department of Literacies and Composition supports the open-access University in its mission to provide opportunities for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, to engage with real-life contexts and local and global communities, and to prepare students for success in their educational, professional, and personal goals. We welcome candidates who share these commitments.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in Rhetoric, Composition Studies, English, English Education, or a closely-related field is required. (ABD considered, with the expected degree will be completed by August 2020)
Three years of teaching experience at the college/university level.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge in and ability to teach a rhetorical approach to reading and writing using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social and situated approaches to literacy instruction.
- Expertise in programmatic instructional assessment
- Ability to engage in innovative, culturally-sustaining pedagogy including portfolios and blend of traditional instruction and online learning.
- Ability to teach effectively a diverse student population.
- Ability to review and revise curriculum.
- Ability to engage in scholarly activities, including publishing.
- Demonstrated collegiality, strong interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to participate in departmental and campus service, including leadership.
- Must be willing and able to teach all modalities including online, hybrid, face to face and weekend.
Professional certification(s) appropriate to the candidates teaching and research, and a commitment to students enrolled in first year and pre-core writing courses is greatly preferred.
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.
Literacies and Composition
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Please list a minimum of three professional references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.
To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/15831
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.