Clarke University, located in scenic Dubuque, IA, invites applications for a visiting one-year faculty position (open rank) in the English program beginning August of 2017. The initial appointment will be of visiting status for the 2017-2018 academic year; candidates may apply for a tenure-track appointment beginning fall 2018. This faculty member will teach within the first-year writing and speech course sequence, offer courses in writing, and serve as the Academic Writing Coordinator within Clarke’s Academic Resource Center. The Academic Writing Coordinator portion of this position accounts for half of the faculty member’s load and consists of providing student writing support, offering workshops for faculty colleagues on the teaching of writing, and engaging in campus conversations about Writing Across the Curriculum.
The English and Writing programs are at the heart of the humanities at Clarke University. The study of language and literature promotes student growth by encouraging intellectual, spiritual, imaginative, and emotional development. In Clarke’s language, literature, and writing courses, students gain new appreciation of, and insights into, themselves and their multicultural heritages.
The successful candidate will be able to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and the Clarke community. The ability to function in a technology-rich environment is required. Previous experience working in a Writing Center is required. Experience with production of a literary magazine is preferred, but not required. PhD in Composition/Rhetoric preferred, MFA in Composition considered.
At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied – it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
To apply, please upload the following documents online at http://clarke.applicantpool.com: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of courses taught, statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately.