Instructor of English and Composition Coordinator, One-Year (36-week) appointment with the option of renewal
Penn State University
- Penn State Worthington Scranton
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Position Title: Instructor of English and Composition Coordinator, One-Year (36-week) appointment with the option of renewal. Starting Date: August 2018, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach three courses (9 credits) in English composition and composition-related courses (e.g., business and technical writing, writing for the social sciences, writing for the web), or other fields each semester primarily at the introductory and supporting levels. The candidate will also work for 10 hours per week in the Student Success Center performing tutoring-related tasks. On occasion, the candidate could teach upper-level courses to support student and campus degree program curricular needs. We welcome any secondary specialization in fields such as literary, cultural, or film studies. Successful candidates will be expected to use traditional and alternative delivery methods. Coordinator responsibilities include the development of strategies for tutoring support in composition, the development and delivery of a peer tutoring training program, and collaboration with faculty as the composition resource person. Educational background and experience with teaching English to speakers of other languages strongly desired (or a willingness to seek professional development in this area.) The successful candidate will be expected to perform scholarly activities such as presenting at conferences, participating in course, curriculum, and program development, and advising undergraduate students. There is an expectation of participation in campus, University, community, and professional service. Qualifications: Master’s degree in English required (completed by the time of appointment), Ph.D. preferred. Evidence of commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Use of instructional technology and hybrid and online teaching in a college-level setting preferred. Educational background and experience with teaching English to speakers of other languages strongly desired. Documented experience with position-relevant program development and ability to promote, implement, and assess academic support services preferred. Comfort with working in a multi-disciplinary environment is important. Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Worthington Scranton has the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Steeped in tradition, and enriched through advancement, Penn State Worthington Scranton provides an excellent education and social surroundings in a fast paced environment that offers real world experience. Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,200 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Worthington Scranton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html. Inquires about the position should be addressed to Dr. Durell Johnson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Worthington Scranton. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 570-963-2510. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Closing Date: Application review begins December 1, 2017, and continues until a suitable candidate is found.
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