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Assistant Professor of English (in Composition & Rhetoric) and Director of ESL Program

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Assistant Professor of English (in Composition & Rhetoric) and Director of ESL Program

Job no: 502751
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: English
Date opened: 17 Sep 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 10 Oct 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2020, in Composition & Rhetoric with a specialization in the research and teaching of writing and the administration of writing programs for students with diverse backgrounds. The selected candidate will have a 2-2 teaching load and will also direct our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The ESL Director oversees approximately 70 sections per year of intensive coursework in two areas: speaking & listening, and reading & writing for academic purposes.

Successful candidates will have expertise in teaching ESL/ELL, second language writing, translingual, or multilingual approaches to teaching and researching writing, as well as an active research agenda in one or more of these areas. Applicants are invited to describe these and any secondary or interdisciplinary areas of expertise in a letter of application.

Strong candidates will have a record of effective teaching and be dedicated to the teaching of students from underrepresented groups. Preferred candidates will be prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses from our course offerings, as well as to develop new courses in their areas of interest. The ESL Director works closely with Composition faculty who direct other programs, including the First Year Composition, Composition Tutoring, and Professional Writing & New Media programs.

The only public university in the city, UMass Boston is a lively urban institution that serves the most diverse student body in New England. In addition to serving all university undergraduates through our general education and First-Year Composition programs, our dynamic department includes over 375 undergraduate English majors and minors, 60 English MA students, and 30 MFA students in fiction and poetry.

The English Department is committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity through research, teaching, and community engagement. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or related field. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2020.

Application instructions: Applications must be received online by October 10, 2019. Due to the short application window, we request that applicants submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to request letters of recommendation. Candidates whose letters of recommendation arrive between October 10 and October 20 will be given full consideration.

Applications close: 10 Oct 2019 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/19/2019
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