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Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, Tenure-track

Employer
Saint Mary's College of California
Location
California, United States
Salary
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, Tenure-track
Saint Mary's College of California: Full-Time Saint Mary's College: School of Liberal Arts: English Composition Program


Location Moraga
Open Date Aug 13, 2018
Deadline Oct 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description
The English Department at Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Professional and/or Technical Writing. Additional areas of expertise could include science and health writing, business writing, writing for the media, or writing for social justice. Experience teaching diverse student populations is preferred.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage to life.Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College's practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.

For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

Qualifications
Faculty Qualifications:
Required: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, or doctoral candidacy with expectation by June 1, 2019; demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition; evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience teaching first-year composition; interest and ability in developing new curriculum in professional and/or technical writing; a promising scholarly agenda and/or scholarly publications in professional or technical writing.

Preferred: Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education.

The College has been designated a Minority- and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary's students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

Faculty Responsibilities:
The English Department, the largest in the School of Liberal Arts, offers undergraduate courses in literature, creative writing, and composition. Consistent with the College's commitment to inclusive excellence, we strive to be an inclusive community fostering respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities.

The standard teaching assignment is six courses annually; the position includes courses in first-year composition and courses in the candidate's area(s) of expertise as well as undergraduate courses in the Collegiate Seminar Program and the January Term. There will be opportunities for course, program, and faculty development. Expected starting date is July 1, 2019. For tenure-track faculty salary scale, see https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/files/18-19%20Tenure%20Track%20Faculty%20Scale.pdf.

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. Faculty also contribute to the mission and serve the College and community in many ways, including academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.

Application Instructions
TO APPLY:

1. Please apply online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/53317

2. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.

3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.

4. For finalists, we will request additional materials, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.

5. Questions should be directed to the department chair, Kathryn Koo, at kkoo@stmarys-ca.edu.

Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted after October 15, 2018 cannot be assured full consideration.





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