creative writing position: Concordia Univ (NE)
- Assistant Professor of English and Communication
Concordia University, Nebraska is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of English and Communication.
Teaching creative writing.
Teaching other general education courses in composition, literature or communication studies as called upon by the department.
Curriculum assessment and development.
Faculty service duties as assigned and based on candidate's strengths.
General Faculty Responsibilities (listed below).
Successful college level teaching experience in the areas of English and Communication Studies.
Experience with curriculum development.
Terminal degree in creative writing (MFA or PhD) or extensive publication and teaching experience in the field of creative writing.
Commitment to the mission of Lutheran Higher Education and Concordia University, Nebraska.
To Apply: Please follow the steps listed below the general faculty responsibilities to apply for this position. Position start date is on January 1, 2012.
Position posted 07/08/2011.
General Faculty Responsibilities
Teach courses assigned by the Dean of the College and/or Department Chair and approved by the Provost.
Perform administrative duties as assigned, such as serving on accreditation review committees, serving on safety committees, assisting with chemical hygiene efforts when appropriate, and so forth.
Assist with the advisement of students as called upon and maintain regular office hours sufficient to serve students. Keep accurate advisement records.
Work with the appropriate administrator when sponsoring and/or participating in student organizations and activities and other extra-curricular activities. Follow university guidelines, policies, and handbooks with regard to extra-curricular activities.*
Participate in student recruitment and retention activities.
Attend faculty, departmental, standing committee, ad hoc committee meetings as called upon.
Actively pursue scholarly and academic research activities that are mutually beneficial. All off campus work must be approved in writing by the Provost in advance.
Be available to work with colleagues as may be needed.
Prepare and maintain reports and records as may be reasonably necessary for the proper performance and administration of duties.
Respond in a timely fashion to requests from various administrative and service offices regarding the progress of students in classes.
Participate in the assessment of student learning as needed by the university or individual department.
Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses during summer term as called upon.*
Notify the Dean of the College and the Provost in writing regarding all off campus travel. Notify the Department Chair and Dean of the College regarding classes missed due to illness.
Develop a professional growth plan, including an annual plan for formative evaluation and a tri-annual plan for summative evaluation. Such plans are approved by the Dean of the College and the Provost and filed with the Office of Human Resources.
*Particulars of these responsibilities are contracted individually unless otherwise specified.
Except as noted above, applicants should hold an earned Doctorate in a relevant academic area. However, applicants with a Masters Degree and a willingness to pursue a Doctorate may be acceptable. In addition, applicants must have a commitment to the mission of the university and its strategic initiatives.
Candidates must submit the following:
a faculty application form found at www.cune.edu/jobs,
a letter of intent,
a curriculum vitae,
a statement of educational philosophy,
copies of all academic transcripts and
three letters of recommendations with contact information.
Send application materials to:
Attn. Human Resource Office, Concordia University, 800 N Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434 (phone 1-800-535-5494, ext. 7222)
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