Duties: Responsibilities include teaching in the first-year writing program, the Professional Writing undergraduate program, and the Experience Architecture (XA) undergraduate program, and engaging in curriculum-development activities.
These positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool will be reviewed initially in April/May in order to fill known vacancies for the 2018-19 academic year , subsequent applicants in this pool will be reviewed when the department has an immediate need to fill a vacancy.
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu
Doctorate - Rhetoric & Writing or appropriate terminal degree
Position requirements: For fixed-term assistant professor positions, a PhD in rhetoric and writing studies or appropriate terminal degree in a related field or subfield (e.g., writing studies, technical communication, professional writing, information architecture, experience architecture, digital media studies) is required. For instructor positions, an MA in rhetoric and writing studies or closely related subfield is required.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
a) A cover letter.
b) Current curriculum vitae.
c) A statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications.
d) A summary of your experience with diversity in the class room and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an ex planation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.
e) The names and email addresses of 3 potential referrals.
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