Assistant Professor, English

West Long Branch, Monmouth County
Mar 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Monmouth is a private, moderate-sized, coeducational, comprehensive University founded in 1933. It serves residential and commuter students in eight schools: the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Education; the Leon Hess Business School; the School of Science; the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies; the Graduate School; School of Social Work; and the Honors School. Monmouth's campus is a five-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as plentiful local attractions. The 156-acre campus features 54 buildings, including historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.

Best of all, Monmouth offers an exceptional value. At Monmouth, students benefit from quality academic programs, small classes, professors who meet the highest standards for teaching and academic excellence, a magnificent campus, and state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, Monmouth is just the right size to provide the variety and choice of a comprehensive university combined with the individual attention typical of a small liberal arts college. Monmouth's convenient location, in the heart of a high-tech business region, provides cooperative and post-graduate employment opportunities for many Monmouth students.

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty, and students. Monmouth University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Department: English

Position Summary:

The Department of English at Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric. This anticipated opening is for the 2014-2015 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

Though areas of specialization are open, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with Writing for the Web, Visual Rhetoric, and/or Composition Theory.

The candidate would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester (12 credits with a 3 credit course load reduction), including first-year composition; serve on departmental and University committees; maintain disciplinary currency; advise students, and provide career mentoring.

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Required Degree, License or Certifications: Doctoral degree, ABD candidates may be considered with degree completion expected by date of employment

Required Skills or Software: Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately

Other Requirements:

PhD in Rhetoric or Composition.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated interest in writing program administration, student academic advisement and career mentoring, department and university service, and collaborating across campus to enhance the reading and writing experience of students. The candidate should also have a demonstrated interest in curriculum development in all areas of rhetoric and writing at both the undergraduate and MA level.

Preferred Qualifications:

College-level teaching experience. Ability to teach the History of Rhetoric also a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Transcripts and three letters of recommendation can be directed to: Department of English, Monmouth University, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

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Posting Date:
Closing Date: 3/31/2014


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