Assistant Professor of English - Tenure Track

  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • AUSTIN, TX
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics

Job Description

Job Location: Huston-Tillotson University - AUSTIN, TX

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibility of this tenure-track faculty member is teaching first-year reading and writing courses. The instructor will also teach courses for the English major and Professional Writing Minor, which may include Environmental Literature, Editing the Magazine, Teaching Writing, and Creative Writing, and other courses needed for students to fulfill the major and/or minor requirements. Must create a stimulating learning environment for both traditional and nontraditional students and teach and work with enthusiasm and integrity in accordance with the mission of the University. The ideal faculty member is committed to urban undergraduate education, interested in undergraduate research and has experience in program development. Specific responsibilities are to help maintain a quality, competitive, and up-to-date educational program by preparing teaching assignments and presenting course material which is current, challenging and thought provoking; providing students with theoretical and practical subject matter that includes research and other issues in English/Rhetoric and Composition; preparing comprehensive syllabi and outlines for each course taught; maintaining at least IO office hours each week in order to be available for students; advising and mentoring English students; assisting with registration and attending regularly scheduled and special departmental and College meetings; serving on standing committees as requested by the Department Chair, the Dean of the College, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the President; and performing related duties as requested by the Department Chairperson, the Dean of the College, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or the President.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

MFA in Creative Writing, Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing, or English, or ABD with clear schedule to complete the doctorate. Training, research, and experience teaching creative writing, literature, and composition to linguistically and academically diverse students are desirable. Prior undergraduate teaching experience, research and demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, assessment, and grant proposal writing will further strengthen the applicant's credentials. The applicant must demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, be sensitive to academic and cultural diversity, and demonstrate an understanding of the mission and vision of the University.

Upon request, applicants should be prepared to submit official transcripts to:

Huston-Tillotson University

Attn: Human Resources

900 Chicon St.

Austin, TX 78202

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