Faculty - Assistant Professor - Literacies & Composition

Jan 22, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty - Assistant Professor - Literacies & Composition

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

The Department of Literacies and Composition invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Basic Writing to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will join a small, diverse, and dynamic department of faculty who are committed to social and situated approaches to literacy instruction and engaged in innovative, student-centered pedagogy, including portfolio-based curriculum and a blend of traditional classroom instruction and online learning.

Successful applicants will teach a diverse student population using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline, review and revise curriculum, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in departmental and campus service, including department leadership, faculty in-service, and college/institutional committee work.

The Department of Literacies and Composition supports the open-access University in its mission to provide opportunities for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, to engage with real-life contexts and local and global communities, and to prepare students for success in their educational, professional, and personal goals. We welcome candidates who share these commitments.

The university places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in
    Rhetoric & Composition, English, English Education, or a closely-related field is required. (ABD considered, with the expected degree will be completed by August 2018)
  • Experience teaching and a commitment to students enrolled in basic writing in a higher education setting is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge in and ability to teach basic reading and writing using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social and situated approaches to literacy instruction.
  • Expertise in programmatic instructional assessment.
  • Ability to engage in innovative, student-centered pedagogy including portfolios and blend of traditional instruction and online learning.
  • Ability to effectively teach a diverse student population.
  • Ability to review and revise curriculum.
  • Ability to engage in scholarly activities, including publishing.
  • Demonstrated collegiality, strong interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to participate in departmental and campus service, including leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC16917 Literacies and Composition Faculty
Open Date: 01/19/2018
Review Start Date: 02/19/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/5219

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.