Texas A&M University: College of Arts & Sciences: English
Oct 05, 2022
Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in English/Rhetoric. Expected duties include maintaining an active publication agenda, enhancing multi-section writing courses in collaboration with existing program coordinators, expanding undergraduate composition offerings, creating graduate offerings in composition instruction, and, after successful tenure and promotion, serving as our director of multi-section writing.
Job responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition, writing pedagogy, and composition studies; undertaking appropriate academic service on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The normal teaching load is 2/2.
While the ideal candidate might also contribute to one or more of our strategic research/teaching areas—LatinX or African American or Asian American writing and rhetoric, gender studies, health humanities, digital humanities, environmental studies, or the rhetoric of science— we seek a colleague who can provide new perspectives on multi-section writing and transform the role of writing at Texas A&M University.
Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, minors in health humanities, professional writing and science fiction studies, and MA and PhD programs.
Texas A&M University is a Hispanic-serving institution and a First-Gen Forward Institution committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html). In 2019 and again in 2020, Texas A&M received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The English Department is especially interested in candidates who can implement and contribute curricula and programs responsive to the needs of first-generation students and the diversity of the university community.
About Texas A&M: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and one of only seventeen universities designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, Texas A&M combines academic excellence and cutting-edge research with affordability and a commitment to producing academic, business and civic leaders. The work of humanities faculty at Texas A&M is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Research Center, the Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR), and by the Texas A&M University Library, which houses special collections in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Texas & Borderlands, Book & Printing History, and Gender & Ethnic Studies (including the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture). Writing and rhetoric faculty have access to a university-wide writing-in-the-disciplines program housed in our University Writing Center.
Texas A&M is located in College Station, a thriving community known for the quality of its public schools, a strong local economy, and a low cost of living (https://www.cstx.gov/our_community/recognitions__rankings ). College Station is a two-hour drive from Houston and Austin, and three hours away from San Antonio and Dallas.
The position requires a PhD in English, Rhetoric, or Writing Studies, with specialization in Composition, Writing Pedagogy, and/or Writing Program Administration.
Desired qualifications include:
- Experience with writing program administration,
- Involvement in and a commitment to the development of Open Educational Resources,
- Experience working with first generation students,
- Demonstrated use of innovative approaches to teaching and mentoring
Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/113444 and upload the following: letter of interest detailing research, teaching, and administrative experience and approaches; CV; three letters of reference; a one page statement detailing how their teaching, mentoring, professional service, and/or scholarship promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; a sample course syllabus for an advanced composition course (at the graduate or undergraduate level); and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using Texas A&M’s Interfolio Dossier platform. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their experience or qualifications for supporting first-generation students and/or students from underrepresented groups through their teaching, service, mentoring or advising.
The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by November 15, 2022. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Andrew Pilsch, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place through the Zoom platform. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://english.tamu.edu.
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
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