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Position: Assistant Professor - Rhetoric & Composition

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GF – Department not found Full-time A97806

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Department Chair - English, the Assistant Professor - Rhetoric & Composition will: teach first-year writing, upper-division rhetorical theory and writing courses, as well as other courses based on qualifications; engage in scholarly activity; participate in the department's collaboratively administered composition program; serve on other department, college, and university committees as assigned.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Design and teach four courses per semester while maintaining a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Plan, prepare instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations, as necessary, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • Prepare, instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in regular classrooms and/or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods.
  • Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral, and performance tests.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up. Recommend students for advancement and graduation.
  • Establish and maintain regular office hours. Advise students during office hours as well as at other times as needed
  • Improve professionally and maintain currency in courses taught by reading and using materials found in professional publications and keeping abreast of new developments, trends and techniques through participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars
  • Develop and actively pursue scholarly projects.
  • Assist advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program by attending faculty and other meetings as assigned.
  • Contribute to department, college, and university through dependable work on assigned committees.
  • Mentor adjunct instructors of first-year composition courses. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Demonstrate proven knowledge of and experience in teaching these courses.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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