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Teaching Assistant Professor - English Composition/Associate Undergraduate Writing Coordinator - Department of English- 17764

 Description

 The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor starting July 15, 2022.  This is a 9-month, full-time position with full benefits. Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not required for institutional commitment and career stability in a teaching faculty appointment. There is no traditional research assignment. Instead, teaching faculty are expected to support curricular goals and assessment processes. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms.  

The successful candidate will contribute to our Undergraduate Writing Program and, as Associate Undergraduate Writing Coordinator, will assist the Coordinator with professional development, teaching observations, and support for our undergraduate writing instructors and students.

The Department of English has a faculty of 33 in creative writing, literature, sociolinguistics, and composition & rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.).

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. 

 Qualifications

 The position requires a doctoral degree in English, Composition, Rhetoric, or a related field with evidence of extensive preparation in rhetoric and composition. The degree must be in hand by January 31, 2022.  Other requirements include experience teaching writing at the college level, demonstrated teaching excellence, familiarity with online teaching technologies, familiarity with inclusive pedagogy practices, familiarity with writing program administration, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The teaching assignment is four course equivalents each semester with one course reassignments each semester for administrative responsibilities, resulting in a 3–3 course load. Part-time summer administrative responsibilities are expected with additional compensation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes that contribute to the Department’s undergraduate writing curriculum.

 To apply, upload a letter of application, C.V., and contact information for references. We may request additional materials later. The screening process will begin October 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website (english.wvu.edu) or contact the chair of the search committee, Kirk Hazen, at kirk.hazen@mail.wvu.edu

 WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females.


Assistant Professor - Appalachian & Southern Regional Literature - Department of English- 17869

Description

 The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for an assistant professor specializing in Appalachian and Southern Regional literature starting August 12, 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position with full benefits.

 The candidate will attract undergraduates to the English major as well as recruit, and support current, Ph.D. candidates wishing to specialize in Appalachian studies and Southern regional literature. The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary study of Appalachia and WVU’s new Appalachian Studies minor. Candidates should have the ability to teach effectively both upper and lower-division undergraduate courses. The successful applicant will have opportunities to develop graduate courses and seminars in their field.

 The Department of English has a faculty of 33 in literature, creative writing, sociolinguistics, and composition and rhetoric, and we offer a full range of academic programs (B.A., M.A., M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, M.F.A., and Ph.D.).

 WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

 Qualifications

 The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in English or a closely related field by June 2022. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and potential for establishing and maintaining a strong record of excellence in research as evidenced by an active research agenda, conference papers and publications, as well as commitment to and potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

 To apply, upload a letter of application, c.v., and contact information for references. We may request additional materials later. The screening process will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website english.wvu.edu or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Anna Elfenbein at: anna.elfenbein@mail.wvu.edu.

 WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Part-Time Lecturer - Department of English- 17832

Description

 The Department of English (https://english.wvu.edu) at West Virginia University invites applications for part-time Lecturer positions to teach undergraduate or graduate courses in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters of 2022. Areas of need include, but may not be limited to, English composition (English 101, 102, and 103).

 Qualifications

 These positions require a master’s or doctoral degree in English or a closely related discipline and evidence of ability to teach effectively. Individuals with a doctoral degree are eligible to teach graduate or undergraduate courses; individuals with only a master’s degree are eligible to teach undergraduate courses.

 Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be considered as openings arise. Salary is established on a per-course basis. While these positions are not anticipated to be benefits-eligible, individual positions may become benefits-eligible based on course load - which may vary depending on departmental need.

 Please submit a single PDF file with (a) a letter of application summarizing your teaching qualifications, (b) your curriculum vitae, and (c) contact information for two individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

 At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.

 West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.