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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0005

Salary Range: $42,974 - $67,500

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW - Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Responsibilities include a focus on teaching academic, technical, and professional writing and the development and implementation of expanded supports for student writing across campus. Teaching load will include English composition courses (both undergraduate and graduate) within the English Program and the University’s Interdisciplinary General Education Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Curriculum development
  2. Co-curriculum development
  3. Student advising
  4. Outcomes assessment
  5. Develop and implement campus-wide writing initiatives
  6. Service to the program, department, college, university and community
  7. English program recruitment
Required Competencies
  1. Mastery of disciplinary knowledge and skills; ability to engage this expertise across disciplines.
  2. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and faculty from other fields.
  3. Knowledgeable of current best practices available to encourage student success. This will require regular research and training in this area, involvement in relevant forums and conferences, and regular reading of higher education news sources.
  4. Effective problem solving and adaptive thinking.
  5. Dedication to student success.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Terminal degree in the discipline, a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Composition and Rhetoric is preferred. 
  2. Should have a strong CV indicating significant and innovative teaching experience in composition, preferably at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as evidence of research and publication.
  3. Candidates must have the ability to develop innovative, diverse, and interdisciplinary topics- or theme-based composition syllabi, and online teaching certification is preferred.

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, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an 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, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, 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) 274-5380.

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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