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Full Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (Job# 12542)
Writing Programs Director
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English at Arizona State University seeks an experienced Writing Programs administrator and accomplished scholar-teacher with an established record of outstanding scholarship and professional contributions to any area of rhetoric and composition. This is a full-time, tenured position. ASU, located within the dynamic metropolitan Phoenix area, is a Research I institution with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support, known for its innovative and entrepreneurial vision. Our English department is a large, diverse unit of faculty committed to excellence in teaching, innovative research, and community engagement. The Writing Programs, one of the largest in the country, enacts ASU’s charter of the New American University, measuring itself “not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how well they succeed”; to that end, Writing Programs invites students to compose in myriad genres and spaces, including in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

Essential Functions of the Job: 

●     Provides leadership and direction for programs in first-year composition, 200-level general studies writing, and 300-level professional and business writing for students in academic programs offered by the ASU Tempe campus.

●     Oversees curriculum development and assessment for Writing Programs.

●     Oversees recruitment, professional development, and evaluation of Writing Programs faculty.

●     Directs and provides research on Writing Programs as needed.

●     Represents interests of Writing Programs’ teachers and students to university administrators and the university community as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications: 

●     Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field

●     Evidence of excellence in administering a writing program

●     Evidence of a compelling record of ongoing, high-quality scholarship in any area of rhetoric and composition appropriate to rank

●     Evidence of excellence in developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition 

Desired Qualifications: 

●     Evidence of potential to represent Writing Programs prominently at national conferences and in national conversations about college writing programs

●     Evidence of potential to publish scholarship on Writing Programs. 

●     Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. 

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/asu/english> the following: (1) a cover letter outlining a research program, a teaching philosophy, and an administrative philosophy as well as evidence of excellence in administering a writing program; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample of relevant academic writing. By the application deadline, applicants must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11980>.

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Paul Kei Matsuda, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: pmatsuda@asu.edu.

Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2018.Preliminary review of completed applications will begin immediately, and may continue to take place every week thereafter until position is filled. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at:

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

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Faculty Associate (Job #12309) 

Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for Faculty Associates to teach lower, upper division, and/or graduate courses, online and/or on-campus in: Creative Writing; English Education; Film and Media Studies; Linguistics and Applied Linguistics; Literature; Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies, and/or Writing Programs. This is a part-time, non-benefits eligible appointment made on a semester basis as needed. A typical Faculty Associate course load is one to two classes per semester. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Subsequent semester renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the unit, availability of resources, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Teaching duties include preparing class materials, responding to and evaluating student work, and being available for one-on-one assistance (in weekly office hours for on-campus classes and electronically for online classes). Depending on time of hire, the anticipated start date will be Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D., MA, or MFA in relevant field by time of appointment; minimum of two years of post-secondary teaching experience (to be considered for composition courses, this experience must be in composition); evidence of effective teaching.

Desired qualifications: Record of scholarly publication and/or evidence of professional development in relevant field.

To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/asu/english a Letter of application, curriculum vita; one page statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation about teaching ability, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a summary of recent teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin March 5, 2018 and continue every week thereafter until January 31, 2019. Faculty Associate vacancy announcements will be posted annually. Applicants who are not hired within the current year are welcome to re-apply to subsequent vacancy postings. Applications do not roll forward from the previous annual pool recruitment.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/  

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