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Affiliate Faculty of Writing - College Liberal Arts and Sciences

Apply now Job no: 492921
Work type: FAC - Affiliate (Clinical) Faculty - One year/Academic Year
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education:

An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment. Candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching college composition. Candidates must also have experience teaching writing in a computer lab.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent. Participating in collaborative portfolio grading as well as integrating writing center consultants is a feature of the course, so preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate experience.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The typical full-time (9-month) teaching load is 12-credit hours per semester, drawn from GVSU's general education composition courses. The position is not tenure track. Individuals will be appointed for one academic year on a full-time or part-time basis. This may be renewed once for an additional academic year. Thereafter, such individuals may be appointed for three (3) consecutive academic years. The ideal candidates will focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Department/Division:  Writing/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits)

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to conduct online interviews with all finalists.

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a CV, cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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