Director of Integrated Reading & Writing, Instructional Assistant Professor

Job description

Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-18
Req: R-035073
Job Title

Director of Integrated Reading & Writing, Instructional Assistant Professor

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Department of Language, Literature, and Arts

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

Texas A&M University-San Antonio seeks a Director of the Integrated Reading and Writing program who will collaborate with faculty in the Department of Language, Literature, and Arts and support services across campus to implement new and innovative forms of reading and writing pedagogy and strategies. The Integrated Reading and Writing Program will complement the existing university commitment to supporting our diverse student population through the existing Writing Center, First-Year Composition program, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program, housed within the Department of Language, Literature, and Arts, as well as the Student Academic Success Center, the Texas Success Initiative Program, and Advising. We seek candidates who can lead our campus in continuing to implement university pedagogies and curricula responsive to our institutional and regional context.


The Director of the Integrated Reading and Writing is a 12-month appointment as an Instructional Assistant Professor, a continuing, non-tenure track position that requires teaching and administration. The position will be housed in the English program within the Department of Language, Literature and Arts; teaching assignments will include co-requisite Integrated Reading and Writing courses. The base teaching load for this faculty classification at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is 4/4, and this hire will receive a 50% course reassignment to lead the co-requisite program. The administrative work will
include developing and implementing faculty training as well as working with faculty to create a sustainable co-requisite reading and writing curriculum. The Director will be responsible for staffing co­requisite English courses, training new faculty, and ensuring consistency in the program.

Required Qualifications:

• A PhD. In Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in English
• Extensive experience working with diverse student population
• University teaching experience

In a letter of interest, please speak to the following topics:

• Familiarity with corequisite pedagogies and programmatic structures to support developing readers and writers at the university level,
• Expertise in developing culturally responsive reading and writing curricula,
• Experience with program administration,
• Experience with developing and implementing faculty training,
• Engagement with pedagogies, scholarship, and administrative structures that support our department mission and vision statements, and
• Commitment to working with a diverse student body.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio: A&M-SA is a comprehensive university with over 6,500 students (Fall 2018) enrolled in undergraduate programs and graduate programs. The successful candidate will join this rapidly growing Hispanic-Serving Institution.


Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and serves a diverse student body. Self-reported demographic data indicate 41% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college, 73% are Hispanic, and 63 % are women. The faculty and staff are working to implement data driven and high impact practices in teaching and learning that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, are willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success.

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at:
https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.

Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts.

The priority date for applications is February 15, 2021. The position is open until filled.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-­granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. 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.


The selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this
position.


Please direct any questions to Dr. Katherine Bridgman (Katherine.Bridgman@tamusa.edu) or Dr. Scott Gage (Scott.Gage@tamusa.edu).

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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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Posted: 1/16/2021
Application Due: 8/22/2021
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