#022-18 INSTRUCTOR TO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (ENGLISH - COMPOSITION)
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The Division of English and Applied Linguistics (DEAL) is one of four divisions of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and offers the English major with three emphases: Literature, Linguistics/English as a Second Language (ESL), and English for Education. The composition program, which includes English placement testing and the Writing Center, is situated within DEAL.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
DEAL seeks instructors to begin August 2018. The successful candidates will: (1) Teach twelve (12) contact hours per semester of introductory composition courses (EN 109, EN 110, or EN 111) which may include online learning; (2) Assist with student-learning outcome assessment for composition in the English and Applied Linguistics Program; (3) Participate in and contribute to the division’s research agenda related to Composition; (4) Perform university and community service; (5) Advise students; and (6) Maintain a continuous record of professional development or creative/scholarly activity.
Minimum: (1) Master’s degree in English or related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent for appointment at the Instructor rank (or Doctoral degree in English from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank); (2) Teaching experience at the university level; (3) Teaching experience with linguistically and culturally diverse, underrepresented and underprepared students; (4) Proven record of collegiality and collaboration with colleagues and students, and (5) Must be willing to teach online.
Preferred: (1) Two years full-time experience teaching English Composition at the university level; (2) Course work, training, and/or professional development in Composition/Rhetoric and teaching writing to linguistically and culturally diverse underprepared first and second year college students; (3) Proven experience in teaching in the Pacific and Asian regions; and (4) Aims and objectives to develop and engage in community service, research, and publications relevant to Guam and Micronesia.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
(4) Writing Sample
(5) Evidence of Excellence in Teaching Composition (e.g., pedagogical materials such as syllabi, assignment sheets, peer-observation reports, recent student evaluations ratings, and a statement of teaching philosophy)
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Christopher Balajadia Garcia, Chair, English-Composition Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.