Matanuska-Susitna College is seeking a Tenure- Track Assistant Professor of English
“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!
-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
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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com
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.