Assistant Professor - English No. P-127085
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-09-08
Job TitleAssistant Professor - English No. P-127085AgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentLiterature & LanguagesProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Department of Literature & Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce is seeking an Assistant Professor of English with a concentration in working-class literature and film studies. This is a tenure-track position with a nine-month appointment and the possibility of teaching during the summer. The preferred candidate will have expertise in areas of working-class literary studies, which may include specializations in multi-ethnic American literatures, Southern literature, literature of the West and Southwest, and similar areas. Preferred candidates should also have the ability to teach a breadth of film-studies courses, including subjects such as film history, narrative film, film genres, and film theory and criticism. This position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the expectation of face-to-face and online teaching. The Department of Literature & Languages has English programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and faculty work closely with students at all levels. Faculty at Texas A & M University-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teaching undergraduate, masters or doctoral level courses in English;
- Maintaining and expanding upon an active research agenda;
- Advising students;
- Preparing syllabi;
- Updating course materials;
- Developing curriculum;
- Delivery of instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday.
- Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs;
- Maintaining a current understanding of changes and trends in the discipline and effective pedagogical practices;
- Providing service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community; and
- Continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching
- Education: PhD in English with concentrations in working-class literature and film studies
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrated experience and knowledge in primary area.
- Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
- Licensing/Professional Certifications: N/A
- Physical Requirements:
- Other Requirements: Ability to use computer software and programs and to teach online courses as needed
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Education skills and experience above and beyond the minimum that would be ideal but is not required.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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