Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit university, seeks to hire a PhD in English or Rhetoric and Composition to act as the inaugural director of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), a position that will comprise 50% of the position description. The other 50% will constitute a tenured professorial appointment in the Department of English. This individual will teach two courses a year for the Department of English and be responsible for:
initiating, developing and maintaining a WAC program as part of the universitys new undergraduate University Core Curriculum
working within the University Undergraduate Core Committee to review interdisciplinary course proposals for writing intensive courses and organize assessment
training and providing resources for instructors and faculty members developing and teaching writing intensive courses (in collaboration with the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning)
ensuring broad commitment to employing a racial equity lens to develop and evaluate writing across colleges, schools and disciplines
coordinating with SLUs University Writing Services to develop best practices for writing intensive course support
The successful candidate will have a primary emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition with an interest and/or specialization in WAC/WID. Experience in administration and institutional expertise is expected.
Successful candidates will have secondary specializations in areas that meet extant curricular needs in the Department of English:
Writing Center Pedagogy
Technical and Professional Communication
The WAC program is a key component of Saint Louis Universitys new undergraduate University Core Curriculum in that all undergraduate students at SLU must complete one writing intensive course beyond first-year writing. This core component is part of the University Cores four-course Eloquentia Perfecta sequence, which includes written and visual communication; oral and visual communication; creative expression; and one writing intensive course.
(50%) Administration (see above)
Publication of monographs and articles in refereed journals
Community outreach initiatives in keeping with the Universitys commitment to racial equity and social justice
Delivery of papers at regional, national, and international conferences and meetings
Â Â Â Â Â (20%) Teaching:
Instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses across the English department curriculum
Mentoring undergraduate students and graduate students, and serving on graduate committees
Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric and Composition or a related field
Evidence of administrative success in institutional or organizational capacities
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices, policies, and programs
Evidence of high-impact undergraduate teaching and curricular development
Evidence of an established research agenda
Administrative experience designing pedagogical workshops and/or training sessions for faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and instructors
Record of success in curricular development and implementation in undergraduate and graduate rhetoric and writing courses
Experience mentoring faculty and graduate students
Expertise in the use of technology in writing pedagogy
Expertise in teaching writing center pedagogy
Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the materials to the Workday system via SLUs Human Resources website (https://jobs.slu.edu). Applications must be submitted through the HR portal. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2020.
A curriculum vitae
A two-three page cover letter addressing qualifications for the position criteria outlined above, describing a compelling research agenda, and demonstrating a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching
For additional information please contact: email@example.com.
Visit http://www.slu.edu to learn more about Saint Louis University. To learn more about SLUs University Core curriculum visit https://www.slu.edu/provost/university- undergraduate-core. Additional information on the English Department can be found on our website at https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/english.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.