Assistant Teaching Professor (Rhetoric/Composition, Second Language Writing, Professional and Technical Writing)
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon invites applications for a full-time (9-month), position as Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon's campus located in Doha, Qatar beginning in fall 2018.
Teaching load is 2/2 and includes courses within the First-year Writing Program as well as upper-level courses in professional and technical writing. The position involves serving as an advisor for students pursuing a Professional Writing minor.
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar (CMUQ) is a highly selective branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University. As one of several major U.S. institutions located in Education City, CMUQ has been serving a diverse student body since 2004 with undergraduate majors in Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science, and Information Systems. Current enrollment is approximately 400 students representing 35 countries.
APPOINTMENT AND RANK: Assistant Teaching Professor is a nontenure-track faculty career position with provision for renewal and promotion to Associate Teaching and Full Teaching Professor. Full Teaching Professors must fulfill two criteria: (1) to be outstanding educators within Carnegie Mellon, for example, through excellence in classroom teaching, curricular development, program leadership, and student advising and mentoring; and (2) to be nationally or internationally known for contributions to education or to research. Assistant and Associate Teaching faculty must demonstrate that they will, in due course, fulfill these criteria. Salary is competitive.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include a PhD in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Professional/Technical Writing, Second Language Writing, Second Language Studies, or related field. Knowledge and experience related to teaching writing for multilingual students is required.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: We are especially interested in a candidate with knowledge related to professional writing and teaching English in transnational contexts. A strong candidate will have a research agenda that shows synergy between their scholarship, pedagogy, and professional development and which uses methodologies associated with the digital humanities. Such synergies might include, but are not limited to, studies of global and/or multilingual professional and technical writing contexts; technology enhanced learning of professional writing; pedagogical approaches to teaching professional writing.
The university is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted online through Interfolio. Follow this link to electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, recent course evaluations, a writing sample, and three current letters of reference
Screening of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Materials must must be submitted via Interfolio no later than February 19 to be assured of full consideration. If materials are mailed, please send email indicating that they have been sent.
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About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.