job: cw @ SF Austin State U
This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the chair.
For additional information regarding position requirements, see Specific Job Requirements/Duties below.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty within the department.
5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
1. May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
2. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
3. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative activities and service that exceed normal expectations.
4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
3. Ability and commitment to produce research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if MFA or Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.
Experience and Training:
The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.
Work Hours: 12 hours instruction; 10 office hours weekly
Special Instructions: Candidates must apply via the SFASU online application system. Please submit letter of application and CV at: https://careers.sfasu.edu
Applicants should send transcripts, 25-page writing sample, and three current letters of recommendation directly to:
Dr. Mark Sanders, Chair, Department of English
Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007
Review of applications begins immediately. Start date August 2010; January 2011 if suitable candidate cannot be found prior to start of Fall semester.
Minimum Pay Rate: $45,000-$46,000
Specific Job Requirements for this Posting: The Department of English and the BFA program at Stephen F. Austin State University seek applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of creative writing, with a specialization in literary non-fiction and a possible strong secondary area in poetry or fiction. The successful candidate must have an MFA or Ph.D. in creative writing by time of appointment, a record of substantial publication and demonstrated teaching excellence.
We are looking for candidates with the ability to teach a variety of courses, from freshman composition to advanced or graduate courses in creative writing. The successful candidate will have the ability to supervise creative theses on the BFA and MA levels. The ability to teach introductory literature surveys, with particular interest in American multicultural literatures, is highly preferred. Experience in teaching freshman composition is essential. The standard load is 4-4 with opportunities for research and service-related reductions.
SFA is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, located in the East Texas Piney Woods region.
Contact Name(s): Dr. John McDermott, Search Chair
Dr. Mark Sanders, Department Chair
Contact Phone/Extension: 936 468 2344 or 2319
Contact Email: sandersme1@...; mcdermotja@...
Contact Fax: 936 468 2614