Assistant/Associate Professor of English

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Classification:Assistant Professor
Grade:UAFT Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Prince William Sound College
Location: Valdez
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary: The Assistant/Associate Professor of English will instruct 100 and 200-level courses in English composition and literature, creative writing, and communications disciplines relevant and appropriate to the successful candidate's educational background and teaching qualifications. This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position. The appointment has a bipartite contract consisting of a 4+1 parts of instruction and institutional service. Typical instructional workload is 24 credits per academic year, with an additional service assignment that ranges in scope and focus but is relevant to the candidate's expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. This faculty member will provide occasional academic advising for general AA degree students pursuing humanities fields and maintain posted office hours. PWSC serves an expansive geographic region in Alaska and beyond. The ability to develop and instruct quality face-to-face and distance courses through a variety of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous means, is expected. This instructor may be asked to teach college courses to local secondary students dually enrolled at PWSC. Ongoing curriculum review and assessment in the areas of English and closely related disciplines will possibly be performed by this faculty member. Will possibly serve as advisor to one or more student honor societies. Occasional service on college and community committees, work groups, hiring committees, is expected, as well as regular attendance of faculty meetings, convocation/in-services, and commencement ceremonies.

Duties

20SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTION: Complete service assignment that ranges in focus but is relevant to the candidate''s expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. Examples of service assignments may include curriculum and program development, oversight of grants or special projects, placement on a community board or council to represent the college such as the Valdez Consortium Library Board, etc.. It may also include assignments to review course and degree proposals and to evaluate adjunct faculty applications and assignments.Essential
80INSTRUCTION: Instruct 100 and 200-level courses in English composition, literature, and communications disciplines relevant and appropriate to instructor''s educational background and teaching qualifications, as assigned. Typical instructional workload is 24 credits per academic year, which may vary by semester. Develop quality courses and syllabi that meet ARC-approved course outlines, including courses delivered by both asynchronous and synchronous means. Provide occasional academic advising for general AA degree students pursuing humanities fields and maintain posted office hours. Participate in educational assessment efforts of the faculty, especially those related to curriculum and degree programs relating to the humanities. Post and maintain office hours and manage email and phone correspondence to provide high accessibility and approachability to local and distance students. Attend faculty meetings, convocation, commencement, and any required college in-services. Serve on at least one standing college or community committee, as assigned, and participate in staff and faculty search committees. May serve as faculty advisor to a student honor society. Oversee student internship or practicum placement and coursework in the humanities fields when needed.Essential

The Assistant/Associate Professor of English will instruct 100 and 200-level courses in English composition and literature, creative writing, and communications disciplines relevant and appropriate to the successful candidate's educational background and teaching qualifications. This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position. The appointment has a bipartite contract consisting of a 4+1 parts of instruction and institutional service. Typical instructional workload is 24 credits per academic year, with an additional service assignment that ranges in scope and focus but is relevant to the candidate's expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. This faculty member will provide occasional academic advising for general AA degree students pursuing humanities fields and maintain posted office hours.


PWSC serves an expansive geographic region in Alaska and beyond. The ability to develop and instruct quality face-to-face and distance courses through a variety of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous means, is expected. This instructor may be asked to teach college courses to local secondary students dually enrolled at PWSC.


Ongoing curriculum review and assessment in the areas of English and closely related disciplines will possibly be performed by this faculty member. Will possibly serve as advisor to one or more student honor societies. Occasional service on college and community committees, work groups, hiring committees, is expected, as well as regular attendance of faculty meetings, convocation/in-services, and commencement ceremonies.

Seeking applicants with the following qualifications:

Formal instructional experience at the postsecondary level in the area of English composition, literature, creative writing, and closely related fields. Ability to develop and assess curriculum in the humanities and to work collectively with a small interdisciplinary faculty. Ability to blend "The Alaska Experience" into the curriculum. Ability to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity when working with colleagues and students, to communicate effectively, and to develop positive relationships within the college and the communities served by PWSC. Experience with grant writing and course or program development are preferred.

Due to the small size of the institution and usual interdisciplinary teaching assignments, additional graduate coursework or degrees in Communications or other humanities, particularly related to literature, languages, and creative writing, is strongly preferred. Knowledge of educational assessment and the ability to lead these efforts. Experience delivering instruction, training, or presentations to secondary students, community groups, or other non-traditional audiences.

Minimum of a Masters degree in English Composition or English Literature, or a closely related field from an accredited institution; Ph.D. preferred. Qualifying earned degrees from the U.S. must be conferred by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application; successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

 

 

 

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