Instructor of First Year Writing Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of English United States

Instructor of First Year Writing


Faculty Rank: Instructor


Posting Number: TR0190060


About Virginia Tech:
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Position Summary:
The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for full-time Instructors in the Composition Program beginning August 2019. These are one-year positions with the potential of renewal. We seek colleagues who value contemporary approaches to the teaching of writing, who are dedicated to active professional development, and who strive to create vibrant, innovative environments for practice-based teaching and learning. Instructors teach four courses per semester; they are expected to participate in the department’s faculty development activities and to embrace the goals and methods of multi-section courses. Instructors are not required to serve on committees or in advising, but they are welcome to do so voluntarily. Instructors are expected to work well with a diverse student body. Virginia Tech’s Composition Program provides instruction in ENGL1105: First-year Writing: Introduction to College Composition and ENGL1106: First-year Writing: Writing from Research to nearly 6,000 students each year. Review of applications will begin on 17 June and continue until the positions are filled. For more information, contact the Director of Composition, Dr. Derek Mueller, dmueller@vt.edu.

 

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must hold an M.A. in Composition & Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or Written Communication (or a related field in English Studies) by August 2019.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will have experience teaching first-year writing.

 

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes


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How to Apply for this Job:
Applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0190060. Attach to the electronic application a cover letter, resume or CV, a recent course syllabus and/or statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of up to three professional references. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. Address queries to the Director of Composition, Dr. Derek Mueller, dmueller@vt.edu.

 

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty


Appointment Type: Restricted


If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 9 May 2020


FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime


Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track


Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year


Percent Employment: Full-time


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Department: English


Work Location: Blacksburg


Location, if not Blacksburg:


Location Zip Code: 24061


Job Posting Date: 05/17/2019


Review Begin Date: 06/17/2019


Job Close Date: (if applicable)


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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:


Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/97512

 

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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