Assist. Prof. of English, Clayton State University

Position in English
The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track professor in English specializing in rhetoric, composition, and professional/technical writing, to teach first-year writing and English majors’ courses in writing, both seated and online. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach graduate courses in writing. The position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment that reports to the Chair of the Department of English and will begin on January 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees and minors in English, with concentrations in writing (creative and professional), literature, and secondary education. The department also teaches first-year writing and literature survey courses in the general education curriculum. It offers English courses in two graduate degree programs: the multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Arts in Teaching in English. We offer the major 100% online and seated. For additional information, see http://www.clayton.edu/english.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned Ph.D. in English with specialization in rhetoric, composition, professional writing, and/or technical writing by the time of appointment. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered.
  • A record of successful college-level teaching of first-year writing
  • Evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential in field
  • Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience teaching professional and technical writing courses

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in service learning and community engagement
  • Grant writing experience and interest in developing a grant writing course
  • Interest in writing program administration and/or writing across the curriculum
  • Familiarity with portfolio assessment in first-year writing courses
  • Expertise in online teaching
  • Willingness to participate in departmental and university activities and outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach undergraduate first-year writing courses, English majors’ courses, and graduate courses (master’s degree), both online and seated; load is 4-4 with optional summer teaching.
  • Engage in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and publications.
  • Participate in committee service to department, college, university, and community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. For full consideration of your dossier, send documents by October 4, 2019; position open until filled. To apply go to: https://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities. For additional questions, contact the Department of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

ABOUT US:
Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse learning environment that fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating a setting of engaged, experienced-based learning enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and currently enrolls over 6,800 students in challenging face-to-face and on-line courses. A mere twenty minutes from downtown Atlanta, the campus sits on 214 beautiful acres. Named for six consecutive years as a “Top Workplace in Atlanta” by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Clayton State was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2017.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion; and confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are subject to applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules, and regulations of this institution, and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Clayton State University is committed to providing equal educational opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or handicap, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable State and Federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources (678) 466-4230. Individuals with disabilities, who need to request accommodations or obtain this document in an alternative format, contact the Disability Resource Center, Edgewater Hall, Room 255, (678) 466-5445.

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