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Instructional Professor, Asst-Honors College

Laramie, WY, United States

JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives

JOB TITLE:   

Instructional Professor, Assistant

JOB PURPOSE:   

The University of Wyoming Honors College invites applications for the position of Assistant Instructional Professor, on a Fixed-Term Rolling Contract track. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (75% of the job description) and engage in service to the College and the University (15% of the job description) and maintain an active professional development profile (10% of the job description).

In the field of academic expertise, we seek a PhD or MFA in a humanities, fine arts, or social science field. It is imperative that candidates have interest and experience in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching. The successful candidate will teach in our core first-year sequence, an interdisciplinary colloquium for first-year students in the Honors College.  This course is a multi-section, small-seminar-style, theme-based, writing-intensive course with readings from multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will also collaborate with colleagues in the continuing development of these courses, and will offer non-western based, upper-division humanities, fine arts or social science-themed seminar courses.  These are courses in which students learn about a non-western cultural tradition from perspectives from within that tradition. 

Details regarding the Colloquium courses can be found here: http://www.uwyo.edu/honors/colloquium/index.html

Examples of current non-western offerings (HP3151) can be found here: http://www.uwyo.edu/honors/current-transfer-honors-college-students/fall-2022- courses/index.html

This position provides vital support to the learning outcomes of the Honors College, and assists in fostering a sense of community, connection, and engagement among students and faculty in the Honors College.  As such, the position requires the successful candidate be available to work face-to-face on campus.

Applications must include a cover letter; CV, three sets of teaching evaluations, one syllabus of a course you taught, and a document describing three upper-level, non-western interdisciplinary seminars you would like to develop and teach (a title and three to four sentences per proposed course will suffice).  Please also include contact information for four work-related references.  Review of applications will begin early October, and continue until the position is filled.  
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (75% of the job description) and engage in service to the College and the University (15% of the job description) and maintain an active professional development profile (10% of the job description).

COMPETENCIES:  

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Organization and Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Facilitation and Engagement
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Inclusiveness
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Curriculum Development

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

•    Complete application 
•    PhD, MFA, or terminal degree in a humanities, fine arts, or social science field with non-western teaching/research expertise
•    Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary instruction at the university level
•    Demonstrated experience teaching a reading and writing-intensive course, including the ability to lead discussions, teach critical thinking, and offer writing instruction to students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds
•    Ability to coordinate and support undergraduate Honors student research opportunities 
•    Ability to offer interdisciplinary, non-western, upper-division courses in the humanities, fine arts, or social sciences to a wide range of majors

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

•    Ability or experience leading undergraduate study abroad courses
•    Record of success in interdisciplinary instruction 
•    Record of success in mentoring undergraduate research 
•    Record of success in developing and teaching non-western themed courses 
•    Record of success fostering student community within an academic program

REQUIRED MATERIALS:  

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/12/2022 will receive full consideration.

HIRING STATEMENT:  

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/


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