Instructional Assistant Professor of English/Writing Center Director, Non-Tenure Track

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The English Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a non-tenure-track English Instructional Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director, beginning August 2023.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022-2023). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at www.chapman.edu.

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.

In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023: https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about/events/etw-ethnicstudies.aspx

Qualifications

Applicants must have a conferred Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition (or closely related field) in hand by August 2023. Applicants should provide evidence of demonstrated academic experience in writing center work and teaching. We particularly welcome candidates whose academic background and teaching evidences first-generation, multilingual, disability, and/or antiracist theory and pedagogy.

Responsibilities

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that includes teaching and administrative responsibilities. The successful applicant will teach lower and upper-division undergraduate courses, including a course on the Theory and Practice of Writing Tutoring and Conferencing. As Writing Center Director, the successful applicant will administer the daily operations of the Writing Center, including recruiting, interviewing and hiring tutors; coordinating, staffing and supervising in person and online tutoring services; observing and educating tutors; maintaining and updating the Center’s website and other outreach platforms; creating and updating a handbook for tutors. Non-tenure-track faculty members are evaluated on their teaching, and service.

Contact Information

Candidates need to provide a faculty employment application, letter of application, and current curriculum vita. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the committee. Materials should be sent to


Dr. Lynda Hall, Search Committee Chair
 

Application review begins December 15 and continues until the position is filled. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.   Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. This position is contingent upon final budget approval.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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