The Salt Lake Community College English Department invites applications for a tenure track position, to begin August 2011; screening to begin March 2011. Master's degree in English or related discipline required. Background in rhetoric and composition or writing theory preferred. Prior full-time teaching experience at a community college strongly preferred.
The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative 21- member department offering both an A.A. and an A.S. degree with an emphasis in English. The department endorses the Two-Year College English Association's statement on the "Characteristics of Effective Two-Year College English Faculty." Such faculty members are reflective practitioners and flexible teacher/scholars. They are committed to teaching to a highly diverse student body. They challenge their students, are student-centered in their approach to teaching, and ground their work in theory and research. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve the College and their communities.
Faculty teach introductory and intermediate composition, literature, creative writing, linguistics, cultural studies and diversity courses in a variety of platforms including technology-enhanced, online, or service learning pedagogies, depending on qualifications.
The successful applicant will demonstrate proficiency with writing technologies, current rhetorical theories, critical theories, and sound pedagogical practices.
* Teach fifteen contact hours per week--three sections of composition plus a combination of another course offering and advising in a writing center
* Advise in the Student Writing Center or the Community Writing Center
* Participate in writing program development and coordination
* Keep pace with 21st century literacies through curriculum development and text selection
* Demonstrate commitment to professional development and make substantive contributions to the department and college level committee work
* Provide leadership in course development, adjunct training, service learning, learning communities, interdisciplinary projects, student writing assessment and other institutional issues
A complete application should include the following:
* Resume/Curriculum Vita
* Cover letter stating your reasons for applying for this position
* Three letters of support speaking to your qualities as a teacher/scholar
*Teaching philosophy statement: A one-to-two page account of your approach to teaching, your methods, and your expertise as they relate to current theories and practices about teaching and learning. It should explain through concrete examples why you teach (your objectives), how you teach, and how you measure your effectiveness.