Lecturer of English Composition



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Job description

Henderson NV

Reposted Job: Initially posted on 08/30/2018

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms and a Finance Lab that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size across campus is 27 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves approximately 4,200 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

Nevada State College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in English Composition, to start either spring or fall 2019 based on the candidate’s availability.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 12-credit teaching load each semester in the English Core Curriculum consisting of ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 116 &/or ENG 102, and possible other courses in Writing, Rhetoric, or Composition, based on area of expertise.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop sites of writing at Nevada State, and to encourage and sustain a culture of writing.
  • Serve on departmental and college-wide committees.

Rank, Salary & Benefits

  • Lecturer, 9-month renewable contract (non-tenure-track).
  • Budgeted salary is $41,000 per year (for 9-month appointment). Opportunities for additional overload pay in winter and summer sessions.
  • Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family educational benefits, and the choice of two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Composition or in a related field; training in composition pedagogy if degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in post-secondary composition instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Composition or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in first-year composition instruction.
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues to improve first-year composition programs.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: working with underrepresented, first generation, or nontraditional college students; antiracist work in composition; working with multilingual writers; disability studies; working with undergraduate peer tutors; using writing about writing pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and/or other current pedagogies in composition; teaching composition online; teaching multimedia composition; faculty development.

We are growing our writing programs at Nevada State. First-year composition courses may collaborate with the one or more programs that include embedded peer support, such as our writing intensive program (supporting writing across the curriculum) and our Course Assistant program (supporting historically challenging gateway courses). Instructors also collaborate with the Writing Center on course assignments and workshops, and with colleagues in other disciplines on shared projects

The review of applications begins October 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

How to apply

Apply online

The newest institution of higher learning in the state, Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future.