Typically Monday through Friday, including some evenings, and the possibility of some weekend days.
Major Work Characteristics/ Summary of Position
We are seeking a candidate with a scholarly agenda in composition theory and pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, composition pedagogy, professional and technical writing, and rhetoric. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their area of expertise. Duties include graduate assistant training in composition and writing program administration. The successful applicant will collaborate with a diverse team of full- and part-time faculty to promote student success. Moreover, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and civic engagement.
Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university provided tools and resources.
Youngstown State University-an urban research university-emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.
PhD in rhetoric and composition or closely-related field or ABD with completion before the time of appointment. Two years of university teaching experience. Demonstrated evidence of and potential for scholarship.
Evidence of and potential for writing program administration; experience in writing center administration; potential to work with a large contingent of part-time faculty; interest in and experience in multiple levels of composition, including developmental, honors, and courses with co-requisites; familiarity with L2 pedagogical theories and methods; use of technology to support multimodal teaching, research, and learning; experience teaching students of diverse ethnic, linguistic, educational, and racial backgrounds.
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