Instructor (English)

Location
Kansas
Posted
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of English invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach professional writing. This position is a full-time, 9-month regularized position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in professional writing and workplace communication and providing departmental committee and program service. Evidence of curriculum development or its potential required. Excellence in teaching and commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content required. Information about the Department: The Department of English includes 50 instructional and research faculty, 40 graduate teaching assistants, ten undergraduate tutors, two full-time support staff, and two part-time student assistants. Together, they help the Department fulfill its mission to the university. Through its programs, the Department has about 200 undergraduate majors/minors and 50 graduate students, but it serves most undergraduate students enrolled at Kansas State through required courses in expository and professional writing. More information is available at http://www.k-state.edu/english/. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in professional writing and workplace communication and providing departmental committee and program service. Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.A. in English, with two years' experience teaching professional writing or workplace communication at the college or university level.
  • Evidence of curriculum development or its potential.
  • Excellence in teaching.
  • Commitment to diversity through pedagogy and course content. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.A. or Ph.D.  in technical and/or professional communication or in composition and rhetoric.
  • Ph.D. in English.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V./resume
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • List of graduate courses completed
Screening of Applications Begins: April 21, 2017 Salary Range / Pay Rate: $40,000-$42,000 Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.