Instructor of First-Year Writing/Composition
Arkansas State University is opening a campus in Querétaro, México (A-State Campus Querétaro, or A-State CQ), and is recruiting several instructors of First-Year Writing courses.
We are seeking dynamic, qualified colleagues who use modern composition methods and pedagogies in the classroom. All instructors must have a minimum of a Master’s degree appropriate for the discipline with at least 18 graduate hours in English and writing. Preference will be given to candidates with educational and teaching experience in the United States. The standard teaching load will be five courses per semester for instructors. Reassigned time equal to one course may be negotiated for relevant research, administrative duties or extraordinary student engagement. The language of instruction is English; Spanish language skills will prove useful but are not required.
All faculty will be nine-month contingent employees (non-tenure track) with the length of the contract negotiable up to an initial term of 3 years. The term may be extended at any time by mutual agreement. Depending on enrollment patterns, very limited summer teaching opportunities may be available. The academic calendar will be very similar to most institutions in the United States, approximately August 15 – May 15 annually.
Faculty must meet all relevant qualifications for similar employment at Arkansas State University. However, faculty will NOT become employees of Arkansas State University – instead, they will be employed by a private sector foundation registered in Mexico for this purpose. All non-Mexican national faculty members must qualify for employment as a foreign worker in Mexico, with this process being managed by A-State Querétaro at no cost to the faculty member.
Compensation in Mexican pesos will be guided by prevailing Mexican rates for university faculty with the expectation that A-State CQ intends to be a preferred employer among institutions of higher education in Mexico.
A-State CQ will become the first “American Style” comprehensive residential campus in Mexico when it opens in the fall of 2017. Through a multi-national public-private partnership, Arkansas State University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, will be responsible for all academic and curricular matters while a private foundation registered in Mexico will construct and maintain the campus, ensure its official status and serve as the operating partner.
Located in the highlands of central Mexico two hours north of Mexico City, Santiago de Querétaro (1.8m) is a UNESCO World Heritage city and one of the fastest growing and safest in Mexico. Home to more than 1,300 multi-national corporations, international interest in Querétaro has increased because of its economic growth, high quality of life, social progress and its year-round temperate climate.
Clearly, this opportunity is not for everyone – but for a few pioneering, inspirational teachers, dedicated to the success of students in this unique setting, it could be an unparalleled experience.
For more information about Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro and to apply, please visit www.astate.mx and click on the “Job Opportunities” button and follow the “Faculty Positions” link for more information and to send an application.
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