Posting Description: The English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track specialist in rhetoric and/or composition to direct our general education First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, to teach upper-division courses in areas of specialization that contribute to the English Major and/or the rhetoric emphasis within the Major, and to teach first-year rhetoric and writing courses. We require the ability to work collaboratively with and provide professional development for 25+ Non-Tenure-Track Instructors (all of whom have earned an MA degree or higher, many of whom have taught first-year writing here for 10+ years). These faculty provide a dedicated and stable cohort of Instructors and Senior Instructors. Administrative experience required. Ten-month contract begins 1 August 2014. Interests in rhetorical history, theory, and criticism; composition theory and pedagogy; literacies (including research and information); computers in the classroom; assessment; WAC/WID and/or WPA are welcome. Our Department is organized on an English Studies model. Consequently, our new colleague must be able to collaborate effectively with colleagues in English (T/TT/NTT faculty) who teach and do research in literature, professional and technical writing, rhetoric, and our growing creative writing cohort. Candidates must also be able to collaborate with Ph.D.-level faculty in related extra-departmental areas, such as WAC, our Junior-Year Campus-wide Portfolio Writing Assessment (led by another Director), and the Center for Excellence in Writing, also led by a separate Director and staffed by student-consultants (usually English majors) who are trained in a course typically taught by the Writing Center Director. Teaching load in the first year is 1/1. The standard Director's teaching load after year one is 2/2. We anticipate that the new Director will be aided by Senior NTT Instructors appointed to supporting roles in the First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, possibly with teaching off-loads. A proven research agenda is required for a Department and College/Campus that values both talented teaching and refereed research; we are also a service-oriented group. Ph.D. in hand by 30 June 2014. No more than three years of postdoctoral experience preferred. Selected candidates interviewed via phone/skype in November 2013; additional interviews may be scheduled at MLA, Chicago, January 2014. Apply by 14 October 2013. To apply, upload the following to http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/71046: * letter of application that addresses the relationship among creative writing, literature, professional and technical writing, rhetoric, and other components of English Studies * CV * statement of teaching philosophy * statement of administrative philosophy (listed as "Other" in Required Documents list below) * names with e-mail addresses for three references whom we will contact for letters * unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts by our request) * writing sample (30 pp. maximum) We will contact recommenders of all applicants via e-mail to arrange for their letters to be sent. Although these letters are not required to apply, it will be important for us to receive them promptly upon request; for this reason we advise all applicants to make preliminary arrangements. You will be able to verify through Jobs at CU whether or not their letters have been submitted. 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The English Department at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs generates more credit hours than any other Department in the UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Yet we remain committed to small class sizes that foster discussion, academic rigor, and collaborative learning. As one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado, UCCS currently enrolls 9,800 students with over 36 bachelor degree programs, 19 programs that lead to the master's degree, and 5 programs at the doctoral level. UCCS strives for a diverse student body (currently about 24% minority students, and two-thirds female students). In the future, UCCS aims to become the top comprehensive regional research university in the nation with 10,000-12,000 students. In August 2012, community support for our campus was again demonstrated when Colorado Springs-voters passed by 83% a proposal to establish a branch of the CU School of Medicine at UCCS. 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Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. Administrative experience Proven research agenda
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work collaboratively with and provide professional development for 25+ Non-Tenure-Track Instructors. Ability to collaborate with Ph.D.-level faculty in related extra-departmental areas, such as WAC, our Junior-Year Campus-wide Portfolio Writing Assessment (led by another Director), and the Center for Excellence in Writing, also led by a separate Director and staffed by student-consultants (usually English majors) who are trained in a course typically taught by the Writing Center Director.
Desired Qualifications: Interests in rhetorical history, theory, and criticism; composition theory and pedagogy; literacies (including research and information); computers in the classroom; assessment; WAC/WID and/or WPA are welcome.
Campus: Colorado Springs