Instructor - English

Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



Instructor to teach courses in the First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program. This is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment to begin in the fall 2017 semester. The teaching load for the academic year is twenty-four credits, or eight three-credit courses; the instructor will teach a 5/3 or 4/4 load, at the discretion of the Program Director. Pay is expected to be ~ $40,000.

The Instructor will teach First-Year Rhetoric and Writing Program courses, which may include ENGL 1300, 1305, 1310, and 1410. Course sizes range from 15-20 students. For detailed information about the course sequences, see the English Department web page at http://www.uccs.edu/english/first_year_rhetoric_writing/overview.html.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in teaching writing to first-year students with a rhetorical focus, as this is the conceptual framework of the program.

All faculty are required to attend monthly professional development workshops during the academic year. Instructors will also perform duties expected of full-time faculty (including maintaining office hours, holding conferences with students, providing students with timely feedback, creating a learning environment that fosters student success, and, more generally, remaining abreast of best practices and scholarship in rhetoric and composition studies). They will possess the ability to work effectively with students of various ages and of diverse competencies and cultural backgrounds. They will contribute to a collegial and collaborative work environment. Instructors must be able to integrate computer and other educational technologies effectively into the instructional process.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Evidence of effective teaching.

A master's degree or higher in rhetoric and writing or master's degree in English with significant graduate coursework in rhetorical theory, history, and/or criticism, composition, writing theory, and/or writing pedagogy.

Experience teaching first-year writing courses.

Experience in teaching writing to first-year students with a rhetorical focus.

Evidence of background in classical and contemporary rhetorical theory.

Ability to design courses that align with the rhetorical framework of the program.
Ability to integrate computer and other educational technologies effectively into the instructional process.
Ability to work effectively with students of various ages and of diverse competencies and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to contribute to a collegial and collaborative work environment.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree in relevant field

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of successful teaching of first-year writing.

Evidence of successful teaching in computer classrooms.
Graduate training in the teaching of writing.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications received by April 14 will receive full consideration. Applications must be submitted through CU Careers. Applications submitted through surface mail or email will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including email contact information. Finalists may be required to provide three letters of recommendation.



Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Please upload a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications, a CV, and unofficial transcript(s). Official transcript(s) will be required upon hire.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40054 - LAS-English

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ann Amicucci

Posting Contact Email: aamicucc@uccs.edu

Position Number: 00481318

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