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Assistant Professor, English Pedagogy

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Murray State University
Location
Murray

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Job Details

Posting Number:

20220055FAC

Job Title:

Assistant Professor, English Pedagogy

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department:

English and Philosophy

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2022 to teach primarily in the Doctor of Arts program in English Pedagogy.

The selected candidate should bring special emphases on teaching English in community colleges and on the school-to-college transition. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Teach graduate English pedagogy courses on assessment, curriculum, reflective methods, and instructional technology
  • Work with graduate students on research and capstone experiences
  • Teach other graduate and undergraduate courses according to departmental needs
  • Maintain an active agenda of scholarly research in the field
  • Engage in university service
  • Pursue external grants and other extramural funding

Minimum Education Requirements:

Doctorate in English, English Education or closely related field is required. A minimum of 18 graduate hours in English is also required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Graduate coursework in pedagogy or pedagogical research is required. Evidence of strong teaching, evidence of strong potential to teach courses in English pedagogy, and evidence of strong potential for research and publication is also required. Ability and willingness to teach through diverse modes (evening, daytime, traditional, online, hybrid, weekends as needed) and experience teaching English in a community college or other adult learning setting is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Experience and/or research in the field of adult learning, ability to teach mixed methods of research to English teachers, ability to teach digital literacy and the use of digital tools including research tools (for example, SPSS or corpus-based research) to teachers is preferred. Experience teaching English literature and composition as a full-time faculty member in a community college is also preferred. Evidence of an ability and a willingness to interpret and implement curricula in ways that advance racial justice, especially by drawing from experience and a history of engagement with underserved communities of color and underrepresented minority students is preferred.

Posting Date:

05/27/2022

Closing Date:

06/27/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of graduate transcripts

Organization

Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

 

As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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