Assistant Professor of English

Petersburg, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary is currently seeking an exceptional Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric) to serve in a permanent, non-tenure track, full-time position beginning in the Fall 2017 semester. The primary role of this position is to provide college-level instruction and academic-related activities designed to encourage, support and enable student success. In addition to teaching and supporting the development of stronger interdisciplinary ties with other departments, duties include student advisement and committee service under our shared governance structure. Major responsibilities include:

- Teach English (Rhetoric) courses in accordance with college and departmental policies and procedures.

- Prepare and submit timely grade reports and other reports on student performance as may be scheduled or required.

- Organize class activities and assignments, relating them to the overall learning outcomes of the course.

- Provide input and work with other faculty and staff to review, produce and/or select course-related materials.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must have:

- A Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition from a regionally accredited college or university; or a master’s degree with 18 graduate credit hours in English.

- Extensive knowledge of the subject area(s) in which the individual is responsible for instruction.

- Knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of effective communication and of effective instruction.

- Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and challenges of first and second year college students.

- Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative style.

- Enthusiastic commitment to the Richard Bland College mission and vision.

Preferred Qualifications

- A Ph.D. in the field of English is preferred.

- Significant experience as a college faculty member.

- Extensive background in implementing innovative education delivery techniques.

- Demonstrated experience in utilizing and advancing innovative educational delivery techniques.

- Enthusiastic commitment to the Richard Bland College mission and vision.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications and required documents must be submitted on-line:

A background check will be conducted for the finalist. Successful results are a condition of employment.

Pending budgetary approval, the anticipated hire date for this position is August 10, 2017. Qualifications MUST be clearly addressed on the State application. Richard Bland College of William and Mary is part of the state university system of the Commonwealth of Virginia. RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE IS AN AA/EEO EMPLOYER – RBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Women, minorities, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA and ADAAA), RBC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

Job Type: Full-time