UNIV-Open-Rank--Center for Academic Excellence/Writing Center

Charleston, SC
Jan 07, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
UNIV-Open-Rank--Center for Academic Excellence/Writing Center Job no: 510525
Entity: MUSC University
Department: STUDENT SERVICES - SS- Acad Support Svcs
Sub Department: UNIV-7050000-Center For Academic Excellence
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Faculty
Location: Charleston, SC
Categories: Faculty
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job summary:

The Center for Academic Excellence/ Writing Center (CAE/WC) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC, invites applicants for a faculty position (rank commensurate with experience) to begin July 1, 2019.

We seek a faculty member to teach academic, scientific, and professional writing and academic skills to students pursuing primarily graduate degrees in health care and/or biomedical science. For both writing and academic skills instruction, our teaching occurs primarily in one-on-one sessions with students (online and in person). However, the faculty member will also conduct classroom sessions and seminars to enhance writing and learning for students enrolled in health-related/biomedical sciences degree programs and faculty in our six colleges: Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies.

The successful candidate will join a collaborative, active department with four, full-time CAE/WC faculty and one business staff member who coordinates and supports the one-on-one appointments, seminars, and dissertation retreats. In addition, the business staff member supports CAE/WC’s Supplemental instruction program with approximately 120-peer tutors per semester. The CAE/WC is also home to the healthcare campus’s Office of Humanities. The new faculty member will contribute primarily as an educator but will have opportunities to participate in scholarship within areas of interest. Over a career, the candidate will have opportunities to develop as an academic scholar, leader, and/or as an administrator of the variety of programs that comprise the CAE/WC.

Academic Rank or Assistant Professor, but rank is n: Instructor negotiable depending on experience. The position may be on the tenure track or not, depending on the candidate’s experience and career expectations. Even on the tenure track, the faculty member will not be subject to a tenure time clock.

The Center for Academic Excellence and the Writing Center (CAE/WC) is at the forefront of the University’s mission to educate students to become skilled, knowledgeable, caring, and ethical health care professionals and biomedical scientists.

Promoting academic success occurs in individual appointment, through a program of supplemental instruction, and in board/certifying exam review programs. Our faculty teach effective written and oral communication, vital components of health care and research, and collaborate with University faculty to promote excellence in teaching as they strive to instill critical thinking and lifelong learning in students.

Working with the six colleges, the CAE/WC is home to the university’s Office of Humanities whose mission is to promote teaching, scholarship, and research in the health or medical humanities. Through this Office, students participate in humanities initiatives that foster skills in critical thinking, analysis, observation, reflection, communication, and self-care.

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

FLSA: Salaried

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Physical Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree or is writing a dissertation in composition and rhetoric, linguistics, education, scientific and technical writing or related fields and has at least two years of experience teaching in a writing or academic support center that has graduate students as part of its clientele. Significant teaching accomplishment, particularly in academic support areas, may allow some flexibility in expectations regarding the doctoral degree. A commitment to each student’s wellness and success and a desire to mentor students are essential. Knowledge of writing assessment is a plus, as is any experience or training in providing instruction for academic success, academic coaching, and teaching students for whom English is an additional language. Experience with healthcare or related biomedical science disciplines is also a plus, but not required.

Guidelines and Supervision: Faculty member to teach academic, scientific, and professional writing and academic skills to students pursuing primarily graduate degrees in healthcare and biomedical science. For both writing and academic skills instruction, teaching occurs primarily in one-on-one sessions with students (online and in person).

Opening date: 06 Nov 2018 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Mar 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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