DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for two full-time (9-month with opportunity for additional summer support) positions as Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus beginning in fall 2019.
Teaching load is 2/2 and includes courses within the First-year Writing Program as well as upper-level General Education electives. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate education, research interests in the areas of Literary and Cultural Studies and/or Digital Humanities, and an ability to connect their research and teaching.
Serving a diverse student body since 2004, Carnegie Mellon’s branch campus in Qatar offers undergraduate majors in Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science, and Information Systems. In addition to these majors, students have the opportunity to pursue minors. 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, Literary and Cultural Studies, Rhetoric/Composition, Second Language Writing, Second Language Studies, or related field. Knowledge and experience related to teaching writing for multilingual students is required.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Students at the Qatar campus have the opportunity to pursue minors in English Studies and Professional Writing as well as a proposed minor in Humanities Analytics (starting fall 2019). Strong candidates will have a research agenda that supports the development of elective courses in these areas and reveals a synergy between their scholarship, pedagogy, and professional development. In addition to resources provided by the university, the extensive print and digital archives of the Qatar National Library offer exciting opportunities for scholarship.
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 December 14, 2018 to be assured of full consideration.
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.