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Assistant Professor of English

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Working Title: Assistant Professor of English
Official Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
Terms of Employment: Tenure-Track
Position Summary: The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of professional and digital writing for fall 2020. Candidates will have a PhD in English or Writing Studies, an established scholarly agenda in professional or digital writing, and expertise and interest in using digital media in writing classes that integrate technology and pedagogy in innovative ways. Industry experience in professional/technical writing or editing is strongly desirable. Teaching duties will include teaching upper- and graduate-level offerings in professional writing, rhetoric, and composition. The successful candidate will also play a key role in overseeing the department’s newly implemented Professional Writing minor with opportunities for course development.
Responsibilities Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in professional & digital writing, rhetoric and composition; advising majors; conducting research; and participating in a variety of service activities
Qualifications  
Required: • PhD in English, Writing Studies or related field. ABDs with a reasonable likelihood of degree completion prior to start date may also apply.
• Combination of coursework and/or experience sufficient to teach introductory and advanced courses in professional or digital writing, rhetoric, and composition
• Expertise and interest in using digital media in writing classes that integrate technology and pedagogy in innovative ways
• An established scholarly agenda in professional or digital writing
• Record of excellence in teaching
• Active research program with potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals
Preferred: • Experience or interest in developing relationships with community partners for purposes of developing internships or pedagogical innovation
• Experience in professional/technical writing or editing working directly with a business or industry, which could be an internship, coursework project, or work experience
• Ability or interest in teaching general education courses in candidate's field
• Experience in advising and mentoring students
• Show potential for or demonstrate ability for scholarship and activities that tie in to student learning and experiences
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Contact information for three professional references, who may be contacted for letters of recommendation
  5. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official or photocopy)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 15, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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