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Position available:  Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

For information about the university, the position, and the application process, please refer to Human Resources, available at https://www.pba.edu/faculty-administration-positions

Position Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Training and experience in teaching Writing for Digital Media and New Literacies are strongly preferred. Applicants must also be prepared to teach courses in literature, composition, and/or interdisciplinary humanities as part of a 4/4 teaching load.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English Literature by the time of appointment, with relevant teaching experience and research record. Applicants holding an M.A. degree and currently nearing completion of a doctorate in English also will be considered. Applicants must have an active Christian commitment and the ability to integrate Christian faith with traditional coursework. 

The successful candidate is expected to have a passion for teaching, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence and service to the Department, the University, and the community. With the application letter, provide a list of courses you are able to teach in the areas listed above, along with evidence of effective teaching (such as teaching evaluations and syllabi).

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Assistant Professor of English - Professional and Technical Writing

The Department of English and Modern Languages at Park University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of English - Professional and Technical Writing to teach professional, technical, and first-year writing classes, upper-level rhetoric and composition courses in the English major, and develop courses for an existing minor in professional and technical writing.  This is a full-time, tenure-track position starting August 2019 with a standard teaching load of 4/4 with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.  There is potential for an applicant with the right experience to eventually coordinate first-year or professional writing.  Additional administrative duties come with appropriate release time.  The successful candidate will join a small but active department that values innovative teaching and collaboration.  The candidate selected for this position will be expected to participate in scholarship and engage in service to the department and the university. 

Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. in professional and technical writing and/or rhetoric and composition with specialization in professional and technical writing from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; Ph.D. is required at time of appointment; evidence of successful teaching of professional, technical, and/or first-year writing courses; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework.  

Desirable qualifications: experience teaching and designing online courses; experience working with diverse student populations; experience designing new courses in professional and technical writing; experience in writing program administration.

Qualified applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 of which emphasize teaching proficiency).  

Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.   The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.   Park University, a private, not-for-profit University, founded in 1875, offers academic programs at 40 campus centers nationwide and online. The main campus is located approximately 10 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri.  Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Dr. Silvia Byer and Dr. Stacey Kikendall, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dept. of English and Modern Languages

[email protected]

[email protected]

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French Positions at Georgia State University: Language Coordinator/Pedagogy and French for Business/Humanitarian Studies

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University (Atlanta Campus) is seeking to hire two French Lecturers:

- Language Coordinator + French Lecturer in Pedagogy or SLA, and/or Sociolinguistics or Applied Linguistics, and/or Translation/Interpretation. Here is a link to the job post: https://wlc.gsu.edu/lecturer-in-french-second-language-acquisition-sociolinguistics-translation-interpretation-studies-language-coordinator/

- French Lecturer in Business, and/or global or transnational diversity in the professions, and/or humanitarian studies. Here is a link to the job post: https://wlc.gsu.edu/lecturer-in-french-for-business-the-professions-humanitarian-studies/

Georgia State University's requirements are a Ph.D. in French (and Francophone) Studies, or SLA, or a related field, and substantial experience.

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Flagler College - Director of College Writing

Flagler College invites applications for a Director of College Writing position. Flagler has strong existing courses in First Year Composition focused on academic writing (evidence-based argument), and an established peer and Instructor writing tutoring program, run through its Learning Resource Center. We are looking for someone to unify the culture of writing at the college through oversight of these existing dimensions of college writing, but also to continue to grow that culture by developing and promoting best practices for academic writing across the college (a Unified Writing Curriculum).

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Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of English, Secondary Education and Program Coordinator

University of South Carolina Beaufort

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites applications for a tenure track or tenured position in Secondary English Education, beginning fall semester 2019. This faculty member will teach in and coordinate our new (as of fall 2018) B.A. in English, with Secondary ELA Licensure. Please see the full job ad and apply at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/43778, and learn more about us at http://uscb.edu/english.

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Assistant Professor of English (Open Specialization)

 Johnson University

The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of English on the Johnson University Florida (Kissimmee, Florida) campus beginning Fall 2019. The candidate’s area of specialization is open; however, successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in English Literature, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field with degree in hand by August 2019, evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values, statement of faith, and community covenant.

Responsibilities include teaching the equivalent of twenty-four hours per year, with primary responsibilities in introductory Composition courses and other courses in the General Education Core. Upper level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization could be developed as needed. Successful candidates are expected to engage in advising, in service to the university, and in professional development.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Initial Application:  The following materials should be emailed to The School of Arts and Sciences at [email protected].

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Responses to the School of Arts and Sciences essay prompts (below). Each essay should be approximately 250-500 words.
  1. Describe your personal faith and Christian experience, including what you consider to be the most significant implications of your faith commitments?
  2. State your understanding of the relationship of biblical perspectives and faith commitments to your scholarly discipline. 
  3. Provide a statement of your teaching philosophy, and how it relates to instruction in the undergraduate liberal arts core of a Christ-centered university.

Documents Required for Semi-finalist Candidates:

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Professional References, including complete contact information and statement of relationship to candidate.
  • Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching. (Student evaluations, letter of recommendation, etc.)
  • A signed statement of faith and community covenant.

Questions: Contact Dr. April Conley Kilinski (Search Chair), Professor, Director of English Program, [email protected].

More information about Johnson University and the Equal Employment Opportunity Statement can be found at https://johnsonu.edu/Florida/About/Employment.

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Assistant Professor of English (Technical Writing/Communication, Digital Humanities)

Bowie State University

OPEN DATE:                       November 14, 2018

CLOSING DATE:                December 16, 2018                                              

Responsibilities:  Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshman composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.  The successful candidate will start work at BSU in August 2019.

Qualifications:  At least an MA or MSc required (Ph.D. or doctoral degree preferred) in professional/technical writing/communication, digital humanities, rhetoric and composition, or a related discipline with one or more of the following areas of teaching/research specialization: professional and practical communication skills within the disciplines of Business Administration, Health Sciences, Computer Science, and other STEM disciplines; integrated reading and writing; professional editing and publishing; social media management; digital storytelling; digital humanities; computer-mediated collaboration; web and interaction design; and/or usability studies, user experience, and/or information design.

A minimum of two years of college/university teaching experience. Strong peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in area of specialization or strong research potential; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization as well as composition/rhetoric; knowledge and experience in developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service; excellent communication skills; digital information technology skills a must, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus. 

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the mission of Bowie State University, HBCUs, MSIs, and teaching-oriented institutions that includes dedication to advising and mentoring students.

We strongly encourage women and other candidates from minority and under-represented backgrounds to apply. Bowie State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We have a non-discrimination policy that includes race, color, ancestry or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/expression, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or Maryland state law.

Institution: Founded in 1865, Bowie State University (BSU) is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. Following the lead of our new president, Dr. Aminta Breaux, BSU is racing to excellence with increased student enrollment, new academic buildings, a burgeoning Study Abroad program, and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio that has helped it climb the U.S. News World & New Report’s rankings of top 25 HBCUs.

 Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Application: Qualified applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcripts, an application, and at least three letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email documents as PDFs to [email protected]. Application materials submitted on paper will not be accepted.

To download the BSU Faculty application, go to https://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/bsu-faculty-teaching-application-form-revised-9-14.pdf 

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Assistant Professor of English (Women’s Studies)
Bowie State University

OPEN DATE:                       November 14, 2018

CLOSING DATE:                December 16, 2018    

Responsibilities:  Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from freshman composition to upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; advises students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.  The successful candidate will start work at BSU in August 2019.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in English, Women’s/Gender Studies, or a related discipline with one or more of the following areas of specialization: Black Feminism/Womanism, Women-of-Color Feminism/Womanism, Postcolonial Feminism, Intersectional Feminism, Transnational Feminism, Latinidad, Disability Studies, Transgender Studies, Ecofeminism, Sexuality, Activism, and/or Transformative Justice. 

A minimum of two years of college/university teaching experience. Strong peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in area of specialization or strong research potential; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization as well as composition/rhetoric; knowledge and experience in developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service; excellent communication skills; digital information technology skills a must, including Blackboard; bilingualism in modern languages is also a plus. 

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the mission of Bowie State University, HBCUs, MSIs, and teaching-oriented institutions that includes dedication to advising and mentoring students.

We strongly encourage women and other candidates from minority and under-represented backgrounds to apply. Bowie State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We have a non-discrimination policy that includes race, color, ancestry or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/expression, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or Maryland state law.

Institution: Founded in 1865, Bowie State University (BSU) is part of the University System of Maryland and is the state’s oldest HBCU. Conveniently located between Washington, D.C, Baltimore, and Annapolis, the campus features a MARC train station for easy commuting. Following the lead of our new president, Dr. Aminta Breaux, BSU is racing to excellence with increased student enrollment, new academic buildings, a burgeoning Study Abroad program, and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio that has helped it climb the U.S. News World & New Report’s rankings of top 25 HBCUs.

 Salary Range: $58,000 - $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Application: Qualified applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, official transcripts, an application, and at least three letters of reference. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email documents as PDFs to [email protected]. Application materials submitted on paper will not be accepted.

To download the BSU Faculty application, go to https://www.bowiestate.edu/files/resources/bsu-faculty-teaching-application-form-revised-9-14.pdf