Assistant Professor, English

Position Announcement: Salt Lake Community College

POSTED: December 1, 2005.

CLOSES: Open until filled. Projected starting date: Fall, 2006. Priority consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2006.

POSITION TITLE: FACULTY POSITION IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION with emphasis in Technical and Professional Communication
(1 position, tenure track)

REPORTS TO: Chair, English Dept.

STARTING SALARY: $29,534 to $37,642 (subject to change with 2006-07 faculty salary schedule)

MAJOR FUNCTION: Under general supervision, prepare and teach Technical and Professional Communication, English Composition, and other English courses as needed. Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

1. Effectively prepare and teach Technical and Professional Communication and English Composition courses, supplemented with other English courses to facilitate student learning.
2. Participate in writing program development and coordination, curriculum and syllabus development and textbook selection.
3. Participate in student advising in the Writing Center.
4. Participate in ongoing non-teaching work, including committee work both at the College and the department level.
5. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and workshops.
6. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to the discipline, department, school, and College mission and values.
7. Maintain currency and an active interest in the field of rhetoric and composition, both theory and pedagogy.
8. Demonstrate commitment to professional development and make significant contributions to the English Department.
9. Assess and maintain records of student performance.
10. Develop, distribute and adhere to current course outlines and/or syllabi.
11. Advise students on program requirements.
12. Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues, and administration.
13. Maintain regularly scheduled office/consultation hours.
14. Participate in the exploration of the most productive and pedagogically sound avenues for distance education in the discipline.
15. Attend the required New Faculty Orientation.
16. Accept other duties as assigned.

Master's degree (or verification of completion of degree requirements by the time of employment) in technical and professional communication, rhetoric and composition, writing theory, or English with strong rhetoric and composition.

1. Equivalent of three (3) years’ full-time, successful composition teaching experience including technical and professional communication at an accredited institution of higher education
2. Expertise in current approaches to composition and English studies
3. Educational, teaching, and/or professional background in technical and professional communication
4. Demonstrated fluency in core pedagogies of writing instruction, including but not limited to: developing and supporting writing assignments; responding to student writing; facilitating the work of students in small groups, as well as in whole-class activities; and facilitating collaborative work
5 Experience in on-campus writing centers and community-based writing centers
6. Demonstrable proficiency with writing technologies, including but not limited to online or technology-enhanced course design and teaching, multi-media, hypertext, and distance education
7. Commitment to assessing learning outcomes
8. Community college teaching experience
9. Demonstrated commitment to diversity
10. Ability to teach additional courses such as literature, theory, cultural studies, women’s studies, and diversity courses depending upon expertise

APPLICATION: To be considered for employment, please submit an official Salt Lake Community College employment application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vita, photocopy of transcripts (official transcripts are required when applicant is hired) and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are also encouraged to submit teaching portfolios or samples of syllabi, evaluations, and their academic or other professional writing. To apply for the position, go to Search for position in the English Department. All applications are taken online.