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Liberal Arts Program - Writing Studio Faculty

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Institution: Ringling College of Art and Design
Location: Sarasota, FL
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Other Liberal Arts
Posted: 11/12/2009
Type: Full Time
Liberal Arts Program - Writing Studio

Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits
Beginning August 2010

Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private professional college fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Ringling College of Art and Design's primary mission is to prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design and to provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts. Ringling College has taken a leadership role in the integration of high technology within art and design curricula in response to the marketplace and trends in the professions. The institution's strategic plan positions the College for continued growth and development. It is authorized to award the BFA in eleven visual arts disciplines and the BA in the Business of Art and Design, a new program that bridges the business world with art and design education. Ringling College employs 148 faculty who instruct 1,300 students from 46 states and 40 countries. The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota. A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Additional information about the College is available at

The Program:
The Liberal Arts Program provides the general academic and art history courses required for the B.F.A. / B.A. degree. It is also the locus for the teaching of competencies such as writing. To meet the needs of an expanding academic vision and a growing student body, Ringling College is seeking qualified candidates for a full time faculty member in writing. The LA program has a supportive, collegial faculty and unique curriculum that strongly values the scholar practitioner philosophy.

Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are: contributions to the development and refinement of the program. Ability to teach Writing Studio, a first-year course in multi-modal and expository writing set in a computerized environment, and additional professional, technical, or creative writing courses within a structure of three courses or nine credits per semester. On-going commitment to scholarly activity in Rhetoric and Composition or related creative work/research in the profession is expected and active participation with faculty, department and college service is required.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2010.

Required Qualifications for the position will include evidence of:
* A Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, or closely related field OR a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline)
* Effective teaching
* Familiarity with current research in rhetoric and composition or related field, as well as current writing pedagogy
* Teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: writing for new media, digital storytelling, visual rhetoric, applications of technology in writing courses, creative writing, and professional or technical writing
* An ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with faculty, students and administrators

Preferred Qualifications include evidence of:
* Ph.D., and/or M.F.A.
* Experience with computer-assisted instruction in composition courses
* Broad familiarity with the varied disciplines of undergraduate instruction in visual arts education and related academic subjects
* Awareness of both current and evolving issues facing the field and curricular and delivery strategies to best address them
* Successful college level teaching with empathy and understanding for the role of teaching
* Experience with synchronous/asynchronous delivery

Send: 1) cover letter of interest including specific qualifications for the position; 2) transcript copy of highest degree; 3) C.V.; 4) one-page teaching philosophy; 5) names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of 3 references. Submit written material in PDF format to:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled. Please address applications and inquiries to:

Writing Studio
Associate VP Faculty Affairs
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
e-mail inquiries:
phone: 941-309-0166
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Postal Address: Writing Studio
Associate VP Faculty Affairs
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: 941-309-0166
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