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 environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes 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, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.
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