University of Oregon, Department of English

Position ID:Oregon-English-INST [#13070]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403-1286, United States [map]
Subject Areas: English / Academic Writing, Rhetoric and Composition
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/01/04, finished 2019/06/11, listed until 2019/05/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at www.academicjobsonline.org. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. First review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 2019.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a list of at least three references, and (4) a list of courses taught and summary of teaching evaluations. After initial review, applicants who move on to the next stage in the process will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendations from references and will be asked for a teaching statement and an example of an innovative and inclusive assignment, lesson plan, or activity.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. The Composition Program is one of the largest units on campus, serving approximately 7,000 students per year. The Program added several new Career Instructors in 2018 to its vibrant teaching community and looks forward to welcoming successful applicants this year. Career Instructors and graduate student teachers in the program represent a range of teaching and research interests that include multilingual writing, social justice, critical race theory, environmental studies, digital humanities, and writing studies. Teachers have the opportunity to participate in funded professional development. Composition Program faculty are campus leaders in inclusive, engaged, and research-led teaching. Recent teacher-led projects include organizing interdisciplinary reading and discussion groups, developing and providing support for teaching online writing courses, and mentoring faculty across campus in alternative anti-racist writing assessment. We seek candidates specializing in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will have training and recent full-time experience teaching college-level argumentative writing to students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated teaching excellence. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in multilingual writing, digital pedagogies, or other scholarship that foregrounds underrepresented people and epistemologies in the university. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Position Summary

The University of Oregon’s English Department invites applications for non-tenure-track positions of Career Instructor in English to teach in the Composition Program beginning September 16, 2019. Successful applicants will join a vibrant teaching community of career instructors and graduate student teachers who have many opportunities for professional development and participation in program development. We seek candidates specializing in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field.

Competitive applicants will have training and recent full-time experience teaching college-level argumentative writing to students from diverse backgrounds. The course load is 3 per term, totaling 9 courses per year, teaching primarily in the lower division writing courses: WR 121 (Written Reasoning as Discovery and Inquiry), WR 122 (Written Reasoning as a Process of Argument), and WR 123 (Written Reasoning in the Context of Research). Typical enrollment in Composition Program courses ranges from 18-23 students per course. Depending on training, experience, and departmental needs, some Career Instructors may be asked to teach in other areas. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom, multilingual writing, and digital pedagogies. All teaching positions in English involve student advising and departmental service and participation in program assessment.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

This is a non-tenure-track, nine-month, renewable position at 1.0 FTE. Annual contracts are renewable for the first four years of employment, followed by a two-year renewal. Career Instructors are eligible for promotion to Senior Instructor after 18 terms of teaching. Salary floor is $42,000, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Oregon offers a competitive benefits package.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this effort. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. The University of Oregon strongly encourages applications from underrepresented communities.

Minimum Requirements • M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. • Previous training and recent full-time experience teaching college-level argumentative writing to first-year students from diverse backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Further Info:
http://english.uoregon.edu
email
541-346-3911
 
Department of English
1286 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1286

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