Assistant Professor of English at Park University

Park University's Department of English and Modern Languages is seeking an Assistant Professor of English (tenure-track negotiable) for our home campus in Parkville, Missouri. The position will start in August 2014. Duties include teaching a mix of first year composition, professional writing, and upper-level courses in rhetoric and composition theory to fulfill the University's 4/4 teaching load as well as engaging in scholarship and university service.


Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field in-hand by August 2014, substantial classroom teaching experience, and a record of scholarship and university service.

Preferred Qualifications: Formal preparation and classroom experience working with English language learners and linguistically diverse students and the desire to support ongoing faculty development with workshops/training to enhance the teaching of writing across diverse disciplines and student populations.


Application Procedures: Candidates will apply online and must upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of professional references (using the "Other" file upload option). Priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2014.
Park University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts institution. Its flagship Parkville Campus is situated high on a bluff above the Missouri River just ten minutes northwest of downtown Kansas City. With small classes and students from over 120 countries, Park offers the opportunity for diverse and personal engagement with learning.

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