Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English

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Grade:UAFT Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Matanuska-Susitna College is seeking a Tenure- Track Assistant Professor of English

Duties:

“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.

Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. The successful candidate will be available to start August 2018 and will teach preparatory/developmental courses, 100-200-level composition courses, and some survey literature courses. Applicants must be available to teach the courses face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College. Interested applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV or resume, three professional references with contact information, unofficial transcripts, a sample syllabus for an introductory (100 level) composition course, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of courses taught (including levels and course descriptions) to the position announcement on UA Careers.  Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment.

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

-Demonstrated ability to teach preparatory/developmental levels

-Demonstrated ability to teach composition at the 100 and 200 levels

-Demonstrated ability to teach survey literature courses

-Demonstrated ability to use current instructional technology and pedagogies
-Demonstrated ability to teach students to conduct research using current technology
-Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations
-Demonstrated commitment to taking on the diverse tasks associated with being a        productive member of a small faculty
-Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development
-Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations related to discipline 
-Demonstrated strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

 

Required Experience:

Evidence of potential for successful college teaching and service required. College-level teaching experience preferred.

 

Typical Education and Training

 Ph.D. in English required by July 30, 2019, preferably in rhetoric and/or composition.

DUTIES:

  • Teach preparatory/developmental courses to undergraduate college students, following the approved UAA course content guides.
  • Teach 100- and 200-level composition courses to undergraduate college students, following the approved UAA course content guides.
  • Teach survey literature courses to undergraduate college students, following the approved UAA course content guides.
  • Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode: for example, face-to-face, blended, and/or online instruction.
  • Provide timely feedback to students on their learning.
  • Participate in university-wide program assessment activities as needed.
  • Engage in University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su College, professional, and community service.
  • Teach a bipartite workload.

Application:

Interested applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV or resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information as part of their electronic application.  In addition, unofficial transcripts, a sample syllabus for an introductory (100-level) composition course, a list of courses taught (with number of sections per course, course titles, and course descriptions), and a statement of teaching philosophy must be emailed to Suzan Labby at sklabby@alaska.edu

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment for the successful hire.

 

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