Assistant Professor of English in Composition and Rhetoric

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Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of English in Composition and Rhetoric in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. This is a 9-month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins August 2019.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The person hired will be required to teach 12 hours per semester, hold regular office hours (10 hours per week), engage in advising and program development, and other duties as needed. While this position begins as a full-time teaching position, it has the potential to lead to a combined teaching and administrative position with a course reduction for administrative work.

Qualifications:
· Ph.D. in English (ABD candidates will be considered, but would have to carry a 15 hour-per-semester teaching load until the Ph.D. is conferred)
· Extensive experience teaching composition at the FYC level (a variety of circumstances preferred)
· Academic training in composition and rhetoric pedagogy (or equivalent)

Required:
· Ph.D. in English (ABD candidates will be considered, but would carry a 15 hour-per-semester teaching load until the Ph.D. is conferred)
· Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
· Ability to teach advanced composition
· Previous experience with diverse student populations (early enrollment, adult learners, English language learners, etc.)

Preferred:
· Ability to teach undergraduate courses in advanced grammar, advanced composition, introduction to literature, professional writing or other general education courses
· Ability to teach graduate level courses in composition pedagogy
· Experience working with general education assessment and artifact collection
· Expertise in English as a Second Language
· Evidence of excellence in teaching and dedication to the mission of first year composition/first year experience

Salary:
$45,000 (non-negotiable)

Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing: 1. Letter of Application; 2. CV; 3. Teaching Philosophy (with particular attention to FYC teaching); 4.Unofficial Transcripts; and 5. Names and Contact Information for Three References. Please submit the required documents via email to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. Rita D. Costello
Assistant Department Head
Department of English and Foreign Languages
McNeese State University
Phone: (337) 475-5326
TDD: (337) 562-4227
rcostello@mcneese.edu

As a member of the University of Louisiana System and a selective admissions institution, McNeese offers programs through the department of general and basic studies and six academic colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science. McNeese’s student body is comprised of students from throughout Louisiana, the United States, and approximately 50 countries.