Assistant Professor of English

University of Wisconsin Colleges in Wisconsin

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 9, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 42999-43000
Employment Type Full-time
ATTENTION:

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Colleges is delighted to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at its UW Rock County campus to start in the fall of 2014.

JOB DETAILS:

We are excited to recruit a colleague with demonstrated experience teaching first-year college writing courses, and preferably in creative writing and/or a range of composition courses developmental to advanced. We are especially eager for our new colleague to possess a graduate degree in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing. Additionally, experience working with student literary magazines and specializations including Creative Writing pedagogy, poetry, writing studies, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is desired.

UW Colleges and the Department of English value diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success. We value diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, including diversity of thought, and are seeking a colleague who shares those values. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

The academic year teaching load is 12 credits per semester, with no more than three course preparations per semester. Teaching expectations are to regularly teach first-year writing courses, Composition I and II (ENG 101 and ENG 102), as well as Creative Writing I and II (ENG 203 and ENG 204). Other courses may include Basics of Composition (ENG 098), Intermediate Composition (ENG 201), and Literary Magazines (ENG 205). The successful candidate will also supervise the campus literary magazine (The Rock River Review). This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development, and participation in campus and institutional service.

As a lively and active community of scholars, UW Colleges English faculty are expected to contribute to the discipline through research and/or creative writing. The department values the scholarship of teaching and learning, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and/or initiatives that engage students in their first year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D., MFA, or equivalent terminal degree in English or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the PhD is confirmed by the start of the appointment.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

UW-Rock County is a freshmen and sophomore campus, located in Janesville, WI, about 30 miles south of Madison. Today the campus averages 1,200 students who come from a variety of backgrounds, academic preparation and ages. For more information about the campus, see http://rock.uwc.edu.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses, including Waukesha. See http://www.uwc.edu for more information about the UW Colleges.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Application with all required materials must be received electronically by January 16, 2014.

This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Questions may be addressed to:

UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster
greg.ahrenhoerster@uwc.edu, 262-521-5522

or

UW-Rock County Campus Executive Officer and Dean, Carmen Wilson
carmen.wilson@uwc.edu, 608-758-6565 x300

Compensation/Benefits:
$43,000 (9 month academic year)
Summer and winterim sessions may occasionally offer additional opportunities for compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment; details can be found at www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

Other Information:
A background check will be conducted for all finalist candidates.
Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

TO APPLY:

Applicants are required to apply online.

UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

How To Apply