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Assistant Professor of English (Composition)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English (Composition)

Requisition:

202300136F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of English

Open Date:

10/10/2023

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/36867

Contact Name:

Dr. Ada Hubrig

Title:

Dr. Ada Hubrig
Search Committee Chair
Department of English
Box 2146 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341-2146

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-4096

Contact Email:

axh151@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of composition who would serve as Associate Director of the Composition Program, working directly with the Co-Directors of composition to create and revise composition curriculum, train and support teaching faculty, and assist and programmatic assessment. This 9-month, tenure-track position starts with the Fall 2024 semester.

The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester. These courses will primarily be composition courses at all levels, spanning freshman composition to graduate courses in composition theory. Additional specialized duties will include departmental and university committee assignments, assessment, and assistance in the coordination of online and on-campus teaching in composition.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

An earned doctorate in composition, which may be represented by several variations of programs (e.g., English, Rhetoric, Writing, etc.) by Aug. 21, 2024

Experience Required for the Position:

Experience teaching (as the instructor of record) college-level courses in composition. Active research portfolio that includes writing pedagogy scholarship and access. Evidence of excellent communication skills.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Writing Program Administration. Experience conducting Writing Program Assessment. Experience developing composition curriculum. Experience with any of the following specialties within writing studies: developmental writing; integrated reading and writing; dual-credit English.

Special Instructions Summary:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is committed to a workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment where differences are valued.

A great name in Texas education, Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas—70 miles north of downtown Houston. SHSU offers over 80 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 50 master’s degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and it was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a “Community Engaged” university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and it acknowledges SHSU’s significant commitment to serving the community.
For ABD applicants: A letter from your dissertation director confirming that the PhD will be conferred by August 21, 2024.

Review of materials will begin November 6, 2023; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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