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						Stillman College

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa , United States

Job Title
Assistant Professor of English
Vacancies
1
Salary
Annually
Office time
Location
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time
Deadline
02 September, 2022

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

Skills
  • Education

Job Details

 

Division Information

 

The School of Arts and Sciences serves the mission of the College via its central role in providing the instruction and the experiences that define a liberal arts education. Arts and Sciences consists of the Departments of English, Journalism, and Media Communications; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Psychology; Religion and Theology; and Social Sciences.  Selected majors are offered in most of the areas.  In addition, these units provide the interdisciplinary and introductory courses that make up the general education curriculum. Students majoring in the arts and sciences may pursue programs of study, which prepare them for graduate school or for careers in areas specifically related to their areas of study. 

Job Summary

The Department of English, Journalism, and Media Communications (EJMC) at Stillman College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in English, with a concentration in composition and rhetoric. Applicants should have academic experiences in teaching English composition, technical writing, advanced composition, professional writing, communications, and research writing.

Responsibilities 

 

Responsibilities of the successful applicant include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach composition (both freshman and advanced levels), research, and technical writing courses along with the opportunity to teach additional upper-level English courses relevant to prior teaching experiences and/or to the subject area(s) of the candidate’s degree. 
  • Incorporate active student learning and appropriate technology use in the classroom. 
  • Advise and mentor student majors as they matriculate through the curriculum established for English, journalism, and/or media communications. 
  • Engage in service activities relevant to the applicant’s field of study as well as to the mission of the department, the division, and the college. 
  • Engage in professional development activities contributive to the field and the college     (grant writing, conference presentations, workshops, etc).

 

Required Skills/Abilities 

  • Knowledge of content area related to candidate’s field of study
  • Knowledge of Learning Management System (LMS) use in and outside of the classroom
  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches to engaging with student population
  • Knowledge of college policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of faculty advising 
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods and writing
  • Ability to maintain student majors’ files pertaining to academic progress and matriculation
  • Knowledge of technological use pertaining to in-class, online, and virtual instruction

Education and Experience 

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in English, with a concentration in composition and rhetoric. Applicants should have academic experience in teaching English composition, technical writing, advanced composition, professional writing, communication, and research writing. 

Physical Requirements 

No or very limited physical effort required.No or very limited exposure to physical risk.Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. 

 Application Instructions 

 

For consideration of this position, an applicant must include the following items in his/her application package, which may be submitted electronically via Stillman College’s “Employment” Webpage--https://stillman.edu/about-us/human- resources/employment/--and/or submitted via email to the Director of Human Resources at lgoins@stillman.edu. Or, the applicant may send a hard copy of the following items in his/her application package via postal services to Human Resources, Stillman College, 3601 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401: 

  • Completed application for employment (downloadable application: https://stillman.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment/);
  • Cover letter that addresses applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as interests to apply to Stillman College; 
  • Curriculum Vitae of all educational and professional experiences; 
  • Copies of transcripts (at the time of the application-submission, unofficial copies are welcomed that include degree received and conferred date; however, the successful applicant must provide official copies of transcript to file with the institution); and
  • List of three current professional references with name, relationship to applicant, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the list of professional references.

NOTE: A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

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