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Job Code and Title (9403) Assistant Professor
Position Title Assistant Professor - Writing Studies
Job Code 9403
Requisition Number 157986
Position Category Faculty and Instructional
Appointment Term B = 9 month
Appointment Type Probationary; tenure track fac (N)
Total Hours or % Appointment 100%
Starting Hourly Rate
Department Name UMD Writing Studies (154A)
College or Admin Unit UMD Liberal Arts
Campus Location Duluth
Job Open Date 09-11-2008
Job Close Date Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
Required/Preferred Qualifications Required Education and Experience:
-PhD or equivalent degree (completed by August 31, 2009) in writing studies/rhetoric, linguistics, technical writing, English, or related field
-Two years' experience teaching writing at the college level
-Clear plan for a program of research leading to publications in peer reviewed journals
-Evidence of excellence in teaching
-Demonstrated commitment to teaching freshman and advanced writing
-Experience teaching non-fiction professional writing, including writing for the social sciences, the human services/education, business, or the sciences
-Experience in placement, ESL, assessment, or curricular development
-Record of presentation and subsequent publication in relevant fields
-Record of ability to work collaboratively and collegially
-Experience teaching linguistics or information design
Duties/Responsibilities Full-time tenure-track faculty in Writing Studies that typically teaches five classes per year. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses, which may include freshman writing, advanced writing, linguistics, and information design courses. The department expects the candidate to produce research in a relevant field. Service typically includes student advisees, committee assignments, and department and curriculum development.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota Duluth is a comprehensive regional university with 75 majors and graduate programs in 20 fields; it has a student enrollment of 11,000 and affords a full range of academic/research resources in a setting more commonly found at smaller colleges. UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern universities in US News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. The Twin Ports of Duluth and its sister city Superior, Wisconsin, have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and offer an excellent quality of life. The area offers a wealth of natural resources, including numerous trails, rivers, and lakes, and is well known as the gateway to the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Duluth also has a very strong arts community and supports its own symphony. In the September 2003 issue of OUTSIDE magazine, Duluth was named one of "The 40 Best College Towns" in North America.
Application Instructions Please apply online via the Employment System at
A complete application consists of the online application, plus a cover letter, vitae (including contact information for 3 references), and sample syllabus (Attach as Additional Document 1). In addition, send evidence of effective teaching, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and samples of scholarly and/or professional work via U.S. Postal Service to the address below. The applicant should also request that three letters of reference be sent to the same address. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning November 3, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.
Professor Kenneth Risdon, Search Committee Chair
University of Minnesota Duluth
Department of Writing Studies
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Does this position require a background check? No
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