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Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of English


Date 2017-06-02 19:06:45 Location : North America


The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon is seeking a candidate for the position of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor to teach first-year writing courses developed for multilingual students within the university’s First-Year Writing Program. The Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor position is a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure-track position.

Candidates will be encouraged to contribute and collaborate with leading experts working at the intersection of writing pedagogy and technology enhanced learning. The teaching load is 3-3, possibly 3-2 if other research or service opportunities emerge.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Second Language Writing, Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field. Previous experience (3-5 years) with teaching college writing to multilingual students and evidence of excellence in teaching required. Candidates must be able to give evidence of effective teaching, instructional design, and professional service; must demonstrate participation in local, regional, and/or national professional development and have a strong interest in general education instruction, assessment, and program initiatives. We especially welcome applicants who have experience teaching one or more of the following: second language writing, ESL, first-year writing, writing in the disciplines, or linguistics.

These positions are well suited for teacher-scholars who are committed to delivering excellent communication training to linguistically diverse students who are headed toward a variety of career paths in the fields of science, technology, and the arts.

Carnegie Mellon offers generous benefits and a competitive compensation package.

Submit a letter of application, current vita, teaching philosophy, other evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, course evaluations, course assignments, and other course materials), unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Danielle Zawodny Wetzel, Teaching Professor and Director of the First-Year Writing Program: dfz@andrew.cmu.edu.

Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

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