Assistant Teaching Professor in Writing, Prisons and Justice Initiative

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Assistant Teaching Professor in Writing, Prisons and Justice Initiative
Georgetown University: Main Campus: Georgetown College

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: May 26, 2021
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Description
The Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure line (FTNTL) faculty position as Assistant Teaching Professor in Writing, with primary teaching responsibilities in the new Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) degree program to be offered to incarcerated students at the Patuxent Institution, a prison in Jessup, Maryland. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the candidate selected for this position will also have significant administrative responsibilities as Director of the BLA Writing Program, including the development of the first-year writing curriculum and the creation of a satellite writing center and related writing support programming at Patuxent.

The first-year writing curriculum in the BLA program has been envisioned as an expanded version of the main campus Writing requirement, with the single course main campus requirement functioning as the second course in a three-course sequence. The first course in the sequence will focus on both the critical reception and production of genres under the umbrella of life writing, autoethnography, etc. The third course in the sequence will offer opportunities for work in problem- or project-based contexts, practice in persuasive or professional writing, and/or experiments in other genres as the program evolves and the needs and interests of students emerge.

The candidate selected for this position will teach all three courses in the first-year sequence, and also assume responsibility for the development, assessment, and refinement of the first-year writing curriculum over time. This position will also enjoy affiliate status with the main campus Writing Program, and in order to align our first-year writing program with that of the main campus, the successful candidate should demonstrate an approach to the teaching of writing compatible with that of the Writing Program, which emphasizes writing as (1) a tool for inquiry, (2) an iterative process, and (3) a rhetorical practice.

The candidate chosen for this position will also be responsible for the creation and management of a satellite Writing Center serving students at Patuxent, with the main campus Writing Center serving as a model and source of support. The Director will be responsible for assessing the needs of students, training and supervising writing tutors, designing co-curricular programming, and assessing the successful functioning of writing support services.

The standard teaching load for FTNTL positions in the BLA is 2/2/2 (Fall, Spring, and Summer); this position is structured with a one course release to compensate for the significant administrative responsibilities (i.e. course load is reduced from six to five annually).



Qualifications
The following qualifications are required for this position:
  • PhD in Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a related field
  • A strong record of teaching, including significant experience teaching writing/composition
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement with Writing Studies, and/or implementation of best practices and pedagogies in one’s own teaching practice
  • Experience in a writing center and/or co-curricular or writing program, with leadership or management experience a plus; and/or administrative experience, including curricular design and development
  • Commitment to working with marginalized student populations, and to social and racial justice; experience teaching incarcerated students, and/or familiarity with the field of higher education in prison, mass incarceration, or related issues a plus


Application Instructions
For best consideration, please apply by June 18, 2021.

Click on Apply Now to submit the following required materials:
  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. A list of 3-5 referees who can speak to your accomplishments and potential as a teacher, scholar, and program director/administrator.

Finalists for this position will be asked to submit a statement of teaching philosophy and letters of recommendation at a later stage in the search process.



For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/88333

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.






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Posted: 6/7/2021
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