Assistant Professor - English

Wilmington, North Carolina
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - English
Department: English - 32211
Vacancy Number: 16F-123
Position Number: 4016
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of English, to begin fall 2018.
We seek a specialist in Rhetoric/Composition, ESL/Composition, or Applied Linguistics, with broad teaching interests and are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following additional areas: TESOL, translingualism, or sociolinguistics. The primary teaching responsibilities of this positon are undergraduate linguistics courses, which are required for all English majors, but will also include undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in rhetoric and writing in a range of genres and topics depending on the candidate’s expertise. Thus, we encourage applicants from a wide array of fields. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester.

Minimum Requirements:
Requirements: PhD, or equivalent degree, in Rhetoric/Composition, ESL/Composition, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field, by August, 2018; demonstration of successful college/university teaching; and clear evidence of scholarly potential.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
We are a department that values diversity and interdisciplinary teaching and research. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
A letter of application, vita, and a list of three professional references should be addressed to Victor Malo-Juvera, Search Committee Chair, and submitted along with the online application – not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required.

Priority review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

UNCW is located in an historical beach resort city midway between the Atlantic coast and the beautiful Cape Fear River.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/27/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 12/15/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Victor Malo-Juvera

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