English: Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing

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Job ID 14078
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


English Department

Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing

Positions: Two full-time instructional academic staff positions of Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing are available in the English Department for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning August 27, 2018. These are two-year appointments, with the possibility of renewal for one to two additional years based upon successful review.

Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, English, or closely related field. ABDs will also be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a record of excellence in teaching writing at the college level. Candidates must have at least two semesters of experience teaching first-year composition at the college level.

Other strong assets include evidence of:

  • Experience with basic, developmental, and/or multilingual writers;
  • Experience with writing program assessment;
  • Experience with digital media/multimodal composition;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Individuals who have held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing at UW-Eau Claire are not eligible to apply.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 15 credits each semester, primarily in the first-year writing program, the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing (http://www.uwec.edu/blugoldseminar/index.htm).

University and Eau Claire Community: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation. With approximately 11,500 students, UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. Faculty resources include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, both of which offer professional development opportunities and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.

A community of 68,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin with thriving arts and music scenes, recently featured in the Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thrillist (https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/things-to-do-in-eau-claire-wi), and other media sources. Eau Claire and the surrounding areas offer scenic rivers, parks, bike trails, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, writing retreats, poetry readings, and more. Eau Claire is 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which additionally offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports.

Application Procedure: Applications are submitted electronically: http://uwec.ly/jobopenings

Click on English: Visiting Assistant Professor in Writing (Job ID #14078) and follow the steps under “To Apply” in the frame on the right. Your application will not be considered complete unless all required documents (in pdf format) are submitted:
  • letter of application, describing in part your approach to teaching first-year writing,
  • curriculum vita,
  • teaching portfolio (of no more than 10 pages; e.g., syllabi, assignments, etc.), and
  • list of three references.

In addition, one confidential letter of recommendation that specifically addresses your teaching abilities will need to be sent to Alaina Guns at [email protected]. Please indicate “VAP – Last Name, First Name” in the subject line.

If you have application questions, please email Dr. Erica Benson, English Department Chair, at [email protected].

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on April 13, 2018; however, screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job- penings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf)

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.





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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 7/23/2018
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