Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

Position Title Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition
Specialty or Subdiscipline Mestiz@ and Borderlands

Position Summary Information


The Department of English at Santa Clara University invites applications for a single tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition with a specialization in Mestiz@ and Borderlands. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research and evidence of an ability to establish and maintain an active research program. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory first-year critical thinking and writing courses and advanced writing courses in areas such as writing and social justice, writing for teachers, practicum in tutoring composition, and introduction to writing in digital media. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses spread over three quarters. A course release for research in place of the 7th course of the regular seven-course teaching load should be assumed.
Salary Assistant Professor; competitive salary and benefits
Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition; an established record of publication with several juried journal articles and at least one book chapter; a present or forthcoming book chapter; the presence of a forthcoming book by a major press; a record of successful teaching of college-level writing in composition and rhetoric, in particular in a program to assist first-generation students to achieve academic success at the university level; demonstrated excellence in teaching advanced courses; work experience in at least one writing center; a commitment to working with undergraduates; evidence of or potential for strong performance as a colleague taking part in the life and work of a unified department of English Studies; work experience in culturally diverse communities; demonstrated ability to contribute to University, College, and Department priorities, such as potentially to connect to one of the Centers of Distinction or Residential Learning Communities or other University divisions; clear long-term potential to serve in a leadership capacity such as department chair or other significant faculty leadership role.
Preferred Qualifications

Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Teach a course load of at least one course per quarter and normally six courses in an academic year
2. Conduct all assigned class meetings and exams
3. Hold weekly office hours on campus
4. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline
5. Participate in curricular design and assessment meetings as appropriate to the candidate’s teaching areas as determined by the department chair
6. Administer numerical and narrative evaluations to students per department policy
6. Fulfill other instructional, academic or service activities such as attending faculty meetings or department special events and serving as faculty advisor to designated students or groups, as assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department
Start Date 09/01/2014

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