WHO WE ARE
The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main
campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of
preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St.
Joseph Health (PSJH) and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and
industry. Shared values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH.
ESSENTIAL POSITION PURPOSE
The University of Providence seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty
position in English. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's Mission, Catholic identity, and liberal
arts/professional education traditions. We seek a highly collegial faculty member committed to welcoming students into the University
community, to holistically forming students, and to helping students orient themselves among and excel in varying types of academic writing
and inquiry. Teaching load is 24 credits per academic year. Teaching responsibility primarily comprised of a variety of undergraduate
composition courses: first-year writing, developmental writing, and upper-level writing in the discipline's courses. A portion of
those courses may be online, including intensive, 8-week writing courses for students in the University's School of Health
Professions. Some of this load likely will take the form of work with the writing center and/or the WAC/WID initiative. Service to the
English program, Humanities department, Lumen de Lumine core curriculum, university, profession, and community are also
essential to the position.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- Students from diverse range of backgrounds
- Colleagues in the English program and Humanities department
- Colleagues from across disciplines in both School of Liberal Arts
and Sciences (SLAS) and School of Health Professions (SHP), particularly those teaching writing-intensive courses
- Staff in Academic
Success Center, Teaching & Learning Center, Registrar's Office, Provost's Office, Mission Office, Student Affairs, and
- Department Chair, Core Curriculum Director, Deans of SLAS and SHP, Provost
- Teaching a combined total of 12 credits per semester (fall and spring) in undergraduate
programs. Nine-month contract with summer teaching possibilities.
- Developing and instructing courses in developmental writing,
first-year writing, and upper-division writing in the disciplines, with further possibility of developing and teaching interdisciplinary
courses and first-year seminar core curriculum courses.
- Contributing to the intellectual life of the Humanities department
- Regularly engaging in mission-focused service to the university, community, and profession;
up-to-date and actively engaging in professional disciplinary conversations (through conference presentations, publication, service, etc.)
about best practices in writing instruction.
- Advising undergraduate students as needed.
- Sharing responsibility for
program, WAC, and Core assessment and development.
- Performing all duties in a manner which reflects the University and PSJH mission
ESSENTIAL POSITION COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS
- Excellent written, oral,
and interpersonal communication skills;
- Ability to accommodate a variety of teaching situations including a wide range of student
- Ability to work effectively with teams and individuals of various ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic
- Understanding of and commitment to the University of Providence's mission as a private Catholic liberal arts
institution that prepares students for living and making a living.
- Applicant should
hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or a closely related field. ABD candidates who are nearing completion of the dissertation
- Applicant must be able to provide evidence of success in teaching
first-year and developmental undergraduate writing courses.
- Applicant must be able to provide evidence of substantial, successful
collaboration with colleagues in an academic context
- Preference given to candidates who have experience in one or more of the
- online writing instruction
- best practices for instructing nontraditional adult learners
- writing center theory and practice
- WAC/WID work
- writing program assessment
- liberal arts curricula
- Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence
through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding and inspires others to bring forth their best.
- Models high
standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
- Balances the Common Good with the needs of the most vulnerable in
- Delivers results by implementing with persistence, and follows through on both strategic and tactical
- Ability to deal with ambiguity while driving for results.
- Is reflective and instills trust through openness,
respect and honesty with others at all times.
- Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively.
- Provides superior customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer-focused intensity.
- Handles conflict
- Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to foster a
cooperative and collaborative work environment.
- Proficiency with automated and integrated software systems and Microsoft Office
- Maintains strict confidentiality.
FTE: 1.0 Benefit eligible; full time,
Location: Great Falls, MT campus
To apply, please send cover letter, CV, Statement of
Teaching Philosophy, UP application and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teaching Portfolio including evidence of
teaching effectiveness, along with a writing sample and mission statement will be requested from candidates selected for initial
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Full consideration for all applications received by April 9, 2021.
THE UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS' AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS' EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.
Employment Application (PDF)
The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more
information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.
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