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comp & creative writing job: U Wisc Marathon County

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  • AllisonJ
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2011

      The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County and the University of Wisconsin Colleges English Department invite applications for an Assistant Professor of English. The UW-Marathon County campus in Wausau, Wisconsin is one of thirteen campuses comprising the UW Colleges, a freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. The UW Colleges offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree.

      Candidates can find additional information about the UW Colleges at http://www.uwc.edu, the UW-Marathon County campus at http://www.marathon.uwc.edu/, Wausau at http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/, Marathon County at http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/, and the English Department at http://uwc.edu/depts/.

      TITLE: Assistant Professor of English
      APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of English.
      Contract begins August 27, 2012.

      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will hold an MFA or PhD in creative writing or closely related field and have coursework or other experience or professional work in the teaching of composition. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph. D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Experience in supervising or editing a student-run literary magazine is highly desirable.

      RESPONSIBILITIES: Typical teaching load is twelve-credit hours per semester to include four, three-credit courses in both composition and creative writing. The candidate may teach courses in first year composition, intermediate composition, creative writing (fiction and/or poetry), and the literary magazine course. Our campus is also eager to engage the local community in literacy and creative writing activities and would welcome candidates with innovative community outreach ideas and experience. Teaching two courses of freshman composition (ENG 101 or ENG 102) will be a part of a normal semester workload. Interest in teaching Ethnic Studies and developing Interdisciplinary Studies courses and/or courses with a service learning component are also desirable.

      This tenure-track position requires ongoing professional engagement in the field of creative writing. Service expectations include engaging in campus activities, serving on institutional committees, and participating in discipline-specific community service.

      SALARY: Starting salary currently is $43,000. Additional compensation for summer and/or winterim instruction is a possibility depending on campus need. Details of the excellent benefits package may be found at http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits.

      Applications: Applications must include a letter of interest, current vita, unofficial transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and up to three current letters of recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation. Final interviews of candidates will include a class presentation.

      All application materials must be submitted electronically to the facultypositions@....
      For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by December 1, 2011.

      This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

      Questions may be addressed to:

      UW Colleges Department of English chair, Greg Ahrenhoerster, Ph.D. <greg.ahrenhoerster(at)uwc.edu> (262) 521-5522


      UW-Marathon Executive Officer and Dean, Keith Montgomery
      <keith.montgomery(at)uwc.edu> (715) 261-6223.

      Other Information
      The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

      A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.
      Application Information
      Contact: University of Wisconsin Colleges
      Fax: 608/263-9784
      Email Address: <faculty.positions(at)uwc.edu>
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