ENGLISH Writing and Rhetoric. Elon University invites applications for two separate positions in the English department beginning mid-August 2020: a tenure-track assistant professor and a lecturer, both with a focus on writing and rhetorical studies, including first-year writing and professional writing. Requirements: Degree in Writing and Rhetoric, Professional Communication, or a related area. Applicants for tenure track positions are required to hold a PhD. Applicants for lecture track positions must hold a minimum of a master’s degree.
Preferred areas of specialization include publishing and editing, first-year writing, multimedia and digital rhetorics, technical writing, entrepreneurship, cultural literacies, and/or applied linguistics. We are interested in candidates who want to teach first-year writing and would contribute in innovative ways to the department's first-year writing community of practice. We welcome candidates with industry expertise or experience teaching or working outside of higher education. The successful candidates will teach courses within the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) major, the First Year Writing Program, the Elon University Core Curriculum, and/or other English Department courses. There may be opportunities to develop digital publishing collaborations with students in the Center for Undergraduate Publishing and Information Design (CUPID). A record of excellence in and deep commitment to undergraduate teaching is required. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Faculty members in tenure track appointments have a standard teaching load of six courses per academic year. Evaluation criteria for tenure track appointments include evidence of effective, high quality teaching, contributions to the life of the university, professional activity and scholarly activities of high quality. Faculty members in tenure track appointments are eligible for travel funds and are eligible to compete for Faculty Research and Development funds.
Faculty members in lecture track appointments have a standard teaching load of seven courses per academic year. Evaluation criteria for lecture track positions include evidence of effective, high quality teaching, contributions to the life of the university, and professional activity. Lecturers are ongoing faculty members with fixed-term periods of employment, and a continuance and promotion process, but no expectation of tenure. Faculty on lecture track appointments are eligible for travel funds, equal to that of tenured/tenure track faculty, and are eligible to compete equally for Faculty Research and Development funds.
Elon is a dynamic private, coeducational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu. The English department at Elon University offers two majors: English, with concentrations in creative writing, literature, secondary education, and a self-designed option; and Professional Writing and Rhetoric. To learn more about the English department, including the PWR major, visit the English department website: https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/arts-and-sciences/english/.
All applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants for the lecturer track job should also submit a description of professional activities and interests, and applicants for the tenure track job should submit a description of scholarly research interests.
Application materials must be received by November 15, 2019, to be assured of consideration. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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