Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (Rhet/Comp, Second Lang Writing), First Year Writing Program
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English
April 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon is seeking a candidate for the position of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor to teach courses in the university’s First-Year Writing Program, especially courses dedicated to teaching multilingual students or intercultural communication. The Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor position is a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position.
Candidates will be encouraged to contribute and collaborate with leading experts working at the intersection of writing pedagogy and technology enhanced learning. The teaching load is 3-3, possibly
3-2 if other research or service opportunities emerge. Successful candidates seeking renewal must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to participating in program assessment initiatives and ongoing educational innovations in foundational writing and communication courses.
These positions are well suited for teacher-scholars who are committed to delivering excellent communication training for linguistically diverse students who are headed toward a variety of career paths in the fields of science, technology, and the arts.
Carnegie Mellon offers generous benefits and a competitive compensation package.
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: http://apply.interfolio.com/50026
Screening of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Materials must arrive by email or be postmarked no later than May 4, 2018, to be assured of full consideration. If materials are mailed, please send email indicating that they have been sent.
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. Previous experience (3-5 years) with teaching college writing and evidence of excellence in teaching required. Candidates must be able to give evidence of effective teaching, instructional design, and professional service; must demonstrate a willingness to participate in local, regional, and/or national professional development; and must have a strong interest in general education instruction, assessment, and program initiatives. We especially welcome applicants who have experience with teaching one or more of the following: first-year writing, second language writing, argument, writing in the disciplines, or technical writing.
About Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English
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.