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Assistant/ Associate Professor of English
Title:Assistant/ Associate Professor of English
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:Van Ness

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of English, starting fall semester, 2015.

The English Program is part of the New Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  It is one of the most vibrant programs at UDC offering undergraduate students an array of opportunities to pursue careers in law, education, technical and governmental writing/editing, and for future preparation in study of the humanities and education at the graduate level.  In addition, the English program supports the General Education writing component for the University.  

Desired specialties include one or more of the following:  British Literature, Shakespeare, Composition and Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Media and Digital Humanities, and ESL.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: full-time, regular tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: Assistant: $41,722- $65, 838 & Associate: $51,238- $85,074

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

  1. Develop and offer innovative English major courses in field(s) of specialty via methods congruent with the University’s unique mission;
  2. Develop and offer engaging service courses on a variety of engaging topics that support the General Education Program’s commitment to liberal education;
  3. Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment;
  4. Participate in curriculum review, assessment and interdisciplinary programs or projects design and implementation;
  5. Maintain a productive program of research and strong professional engagement;
  6. Provide academic advisement and mentoring;
  7. Participate in outreach and recruitment activities;
  8. Provide service to the University, College, Division, Program and Profession

Required Qualifications

  1. Earned doctorate in English, Comparative Literature, or Composition and Rhetoric in addition to evidence of:
  2. Successful teaching of composition and English majors courses at the college level;clearly defined research project (ideally with prior publications or material in press) that supports the goals of English Program  involvement with professional conferences and associations and willingness to engage students in such activities;demonstrated ability to teach a number of core and concentration undergraduate courses in English (e.g., history of British literature, literary and intellectual history, rhetoric);
  3. ability to teach and develop innovative topics-based composition courses in the University’s General Education Program
  4. Effective and appropriate use of instructional technology, teaching online or hybrid courses, and be willing to develop online and hybrid courses for the English Department and for the General Education Program;
  5. Experience mentoring/advising students, teaching/assessing learning in an outcomes and/or competence-based framework, and serving as a committee member in the department and in the University as needed;

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Candidates who have post-secondary teaching experience
  2. Evidence of outreach and recruitment activities
  3. Experience teaching or tutoring ESL or TOEFL

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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