Part-Time Instructor in Composition - English Department
English - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20003418)
The Composition Program at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes applications for part-time, non-tenure stream teaching positions. Position appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Our program has long cultivated interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to the field of composition. We believe in asking students to do real intellectual work and to engage with difficulty. Our program in Public and Professional Writing extends those commitments across the university and to workplaces, as well as to the broader public sphere. We value flexible teachers who can create engaging and responsible courses.
Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding faculty members who can teach in our first-year Composition courses, ESL Composition, or our courses for students in the Public and Professional Writing major and certificate program. We may also place teachers in the Writing Center (where tutoring graduate and undergraduate students for 10 hours/week plus attending meetings and engaging in professional development is the equivalent of a course). Or we may place teachers in our First-Year Engineering Writing Program, in which Composition teachers work with students in their first-year Engineering class to support their professional writing (this teaching experience requires that teachers respond in writing to students' work and may involve going into the Engineering classroom to teach writing. Assignments and rubrics are created by the team. Ability to meet deadlines is an absolute must for teachers in this program).
MA or higher degree required; terminal degree (MFA, PhD, etc.) preferred. Preferred qualifications include a record of superior academic or professional performance; the ability to develop engaging courses that meet established learning goals; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and a demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a multidisciplinary environment.
Your current C.V.
A teaching statement that explains your approach to teaching composition.
One-to-two-page diversity statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh's commitment to inclusive excellence.
The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.
Diversity Statement The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20003418
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.