The Department of English, Linguistics, & Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks to add up to five people to its pool of temporary instructors and/or assistant professors to teach first-year writing, ESL, lower and upper division writing, and/or information design courses on a full-time or part-time basis for academic year 2019-2020, beginning August 19, 2019. Term contracts only; positions contingent on funding. A full-time teaching load is currently seven three-credit courses per academic year. Appointments may include day classes, evening classes or both. Note: Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments, vary with demand and available funding. Duties/responsibilities may include service to the Department and/or College.
Required qualifications for these positions include a Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant field, such as, Journalism, TESL, or Technical Communication; one year of relevant teaching experience at the college level (graduate TA experience acceptable); effective written communication skills appropriate to the position; and experience in using technology for teaching.
Preferred qualifications include a Ph. D. or a Masters degree from a regionally accredited university in Writing Studies discipline, such as Writing, Composition/Rhetoric, TESL, or Technical Communication; two or more years of relevant college-level writing teaching experience or professional experience in a relevant field; experience teaching a variety of upper and lower division courses such as those offered by the UMD Writing Studies Department; effective teaching and communication skills appropriate to the position; expertise in using technology for teaching; demonstrated experience with assessment; evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups; experience teaching ESL courses; and willingness to work in a structured writing program.
Internal Number: 331621
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