English Tenure-Track Faculty, Writing Emphasis
ST. GREGORY’S UNIVERSITY JOB DESCRIPTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT ENGLISH TENURE-TRACK FACULTY, WRITING EMPHASIS
SGU invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position. The position begins August 2014. It is designed to help develop the English Major as well as Composition and Writing-Across-the-Curriculum in a strong liberal arts program. Average University class size is 14. Composition classes are limited to 22.
The candidate will serve in the Humanity Department; teaches English and/ or American Literature and/ or World Literature as well as Composition; leads discussion sin our Great Books seminars; and performs service for the department, college and campus.
Candidates should have a strong commitment to the Liberal Arts and Catholic/ Benedictine Mission of the University, education al access, equity, and diversity, including the ability to work effectively with underserved and non-traditional college students. The University is committed to fostering an interdisciplinary and global perspective.
St. Gregory's University, a Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts community (est. 1875), The Department of Humanities offers classes which integrate majors and non-majors and collaborates closely with other academic departments on campus.
St. Gregory's University has approximately 750 traditional and adult students. Candidate should be able to accommodate change and growth at the university and should value the education of diverse populations. We are committed to excellence in teaching, and the ideal candidate will value clear communication and effective instruction. Shawnee is a small, multicultural city in the Oklahoma City metro area. Candidates must be supportive of and willing to contribute to the Catholic and Benedictine identity of the university.
- Provide leadership in fulfilling University writing outcomes for all students;
- Provide leadership in fulfilling requirements for the English Major;
- Teach an average of 12 credit-hours per semester including first-year Composition as well as literature and other English courses as appropriate (teaching load may be adjusted depending on other duties);
- Serve as a resource for all departments and faculty to help enhance writing instruction;
- Pursue continuing/ongoing research related to writing or a related field;
- Assist with internship and service learning opportunities;
- Advise students;
- Serve on college and departmental committees;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university in English, Great Books, Composition, Rhetoric or other relevant discipline;
- Demonstrated effectiveness teaching writing in undergraduate courses;
- Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, a sense of humor, and collegiality;
- Demonstrated competence in instructional technology, including online instruction, and commitment to interdisciplinary education;
- Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal arts education. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated success in undergraduate English, Literature, and/ or Composition Curriculum development as well as program design, development and administration including writing center experience;
- Record of successful research and publication and/or experience in the field;
- Three years college teaching experience in Literature, Composition (basic and/or regular), or related fields;
- Demonstrated ability to train instructors and supervise student workers;
- Demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language.
All interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org