Assistant Teaching Professor (Rhetoric/Composition, Second Language Writing, Digital Humanities)
Carnegie Mellon University
February 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon invites applications for a full-time (9-month), position as Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus beginning in fall 2018.
Teaching load is 2/2 and includes courses within the First-year Writing Program as well as upper-level courses that would appeal to students as a General Education elective and contribute to a new minor in Humanities Analytics being offered on both our Pittsburgh and Doha campuses. The position involves helping to develop the minor in Doha and would offer opportunities for collaboration with Digital Humanities scholars at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and the Qatar National Library, both of which are located in Education City.
Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus is a highly selective branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Serving a diverse student body since 2004, we offer undergraduate majors in Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science, and Information Systems. Current enrollment is approximately 400 students representing 35 countries.
APPOINTMENT AND RANK: Assistant Teaching Professor is a nontenure-track faculty career position with provision for renewal and promotion to Associate Teaching and Full Teaching Professor. Full Teaching Professors must fulfill two criteria: (1) to be outstanding educators within Carnegie Mellon, for example, through excellence in classroom teaching, curricular development, program leadership, and student advising and mentoring; and (2) to be nationally or internationally known for contributions to education or to research. Assistant and Associate Teaching faculty must demonstrate that they will, in due course, fulfill these criteria. Salary is competitive.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include a PhD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Professional/Technical Writing, Second Language Writing, Second Language Studies, or related field. Knowledge and experience related to teaching writing for multilingual students is required.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: We are especially interested in a candidate with knowledge related to digital humanities and teaching English in transnational contexts. A strong candidate will have a research agenda that shows synergy between their scholarship, pedagogy, and professional development and which uses methodologies associated with the digital humanities. Such synergies might include, but are not limited to, corpus-based analyses of global and/or multilingual writing contexts; the development of technology enhanced learning tools; studies based in the extensive digital archives of the Qatar National Library that enhance understanding of the rhetorical traditions of the region.
The university is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted online through Interfolio. Follow this link to electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, recent course evaluations, a writing sample, and three current letters of reference.
Screening of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Materials must be submitted online through Interfolio no later than February 26 to be assured of full consideration. If materials are mailed, please send email indicating that they have been sent.
Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 86,500 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, CMU is consistently a top-ranked university.The university began as a small technical school and evolved into what it is today under the guidance of exceptional leadership teams.Our world-renowned faculty members are practicing professionals who bring extensive knowledge and experience into the classroom. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, faculty members are extremely accessible and take a genuine interest in their students' work.At the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004. The Qatar Foundation created a unique center for scholarship and research that is the ideal complement to Carnegie Mellon's mission and vision. Students from 39 different nationalities enroll at our world-class facilities in Education City. Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems.