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Assistant Professor - English/Rhetoric-Composition.

Kansas State University Salina

Department of Arts, Sciences & Business

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English/Rhetoric-Composition


The Department of Arts, Sciences, and Business at Kansas State University Salina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English/Rhetoric-Composition beginning August 2014. 

Kansas State University Salina provides learners with the opportunity to pursue innovative education, applied research, practical field experiences, and professional lives guided by social awareness and the ability to provide ethically sound solutions in the global environment.  Degrees offered include professional pilot, aviation maintenance, technology management, social work, family studies and human services, personal financial planning, as well as a professional master of technology degree.  http://www.sal.ksu.edu

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be prepared to develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of Rhetoric-Composition in support of the degree programs at K-State Salina.  The candidate will also coordinate the Expository Writing Program.  Candidates will also be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship in their area of specialization that will culminate in peer-reviewed publication venues, and to provide service to the department, campus, and university. 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in English/Rhetoric-Composition completed by August 2014 required.  Also required:  demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of research and publication potential in composition-rhetoric. 

Preferred qualifications

Interest in writing program development, assessment of student learning outcomes, composition theory.  Experience with Writing Centers.   

To apply

Submit a one-page cover letter, a current curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.  Documentation of teaching excellence should include up to six student evaluations, and may include peer review of syllabi and related materials, a teaching portfolio and or other relevant evidence of effective teaching praxis (practice).  Please keep any documentation of teaching as concise as possible.

Documents are to be submitted as an email attachment no later than February 10, 2014.  The files are to be converted to .pdf format, after being collated in the order described above, then saved as a single .pdf file.  Submit the file to salenglsearch@k-state.edu.  All other inquiries should be emailed to Dr. Judith Collins, Search Committee Chair jcollins@ksu.edu.

Kansas State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to conduct a background check on the final candidate.