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Instructor - English Composition - Non-tenure Track

Employer
Missouri Western State University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Instructor - English Composition - Non-tenure Track

Job Description

The Communication Department in the College of Liberal Arts, seeks a full-time Instructor of English/Composition to teach courses in developmental and first-year composition. This is a non-tenure track position.

Composition instructors teach four sections of composition each semester (developmental writing, college writing and rhetoric, college writing and research, both face -to-face and online) and are required to advise students, engage in scholarship/creative activities, and participate in university and other professional service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
• Instructors teach in discipline areas in which they have specific training and competence. The instructor is expected to plan, organize, and teach in a manner that facilitates student learning in keeping with the learning-centered values and goals of the university.
• Teaching: teach developmental writing, college writing and rhetoric, college writing and research, both face -to-face and online ;
• Participation in programs that promote instructional development in the discipline; develop and manage curricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental and university standards; participation in campus initiatives related to teaching.
• Scholarship: applies current knowledge and innovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature and improvement of teaching.
• Service: document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan and create lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintain currency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provide academic advising and support related to the academic progress of students; is accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success; engage in service activities in support of departmental, college, and university needs; service supporting community outreach; and service to relevant professional organizations; participate in student recruitment efforts as assigned.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in English and experience with teaching developmental writing and college composition as well as experience with online instruction.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with the faculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to multitask
• Ability to engage large groups of people with complicated material
• Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience
• Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in a public forum
• Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications, online learning management systems, and other forms of technology related to the position
• Passionate about the field of English/Composition and education in general
• Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds

FLSA

Exempt

Additional Demands

Hours of Work

Varied depending on classes.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

S323P

Open Date

11/15/2021

Priority Deadline

03/01/2022

Open Until Filled

Yes
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