English and Journalism

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

 

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: One semester, temporary positions

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching/Primary duties include teaching four sections of first - or second- year writing or other courses, as needed. Incumbents will also be responsible for holding office hours and being accessible to meet students, other faculty, and staff, as well as to attend meetings, on days and times other than those of posted office hours and scheduled classes. 

RANK & SALARY: Instructor, at the rank of temporary associate faculty in the Department of English and Journalism. Salary commensurate with rank and experience.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold at least an M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or Writing Studies; must have at least two semesters of experience teaching first - and second - year writing at the college level; must demonstrate a record of teaching excellence.

 

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department is composed of 27 tenured or tenure-track faculty in journalism, literature, composition and rhetoric, English education, and creative writing, and 14 full-time associate faculty.

The Department takes pride in its collegiality and dedication to undergraduate and graduate education. The Department’s offerings are diverse, including courses in general education; undergraduate majors in literature & language, English education, and journalism; minors in creative writing, professional writing, English, film, and journalism; and an M.A. in English. The Department is a major contributor to the new undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences. The Department also houses the University Writing Center. 

 

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita 

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references (who can speak to your experience in at least the past two years)

4) teaching philosophy

5) sample syllabus

6) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of the selected candidate 

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will continue on a rolling basis as needs arise in the department.

Questions regarding the English and Journalism Instructor Pool may be directed to: Magdelyn Helwig, Writing Program Director, at mh-helwig@wiu.edu.

 

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu