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Friday, 20 November 2009

Assistant Professor of English
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Institution: Purdue University North Central
Location: Westville, IN

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/20/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

STARTING RANK: Assistant Professor of English
STARTING SALARY: Dependent upon Qualifications
STARTING DATE: August 16, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin on November 30, 2009,
and continue until position is filled.

CAMPUS: Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system. It currently serves approximately 4,100 students with a full-time faculty of 122. This scenic campus is situated on 268 rolling and wooded acres eight miles south of Lake Michigan near the cities of LaPorte, Michigan City, and Valparaiso. It is 65 miles east of Chicago's vast cultural resources and 85 miles north of Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette, IN. The location offers both urban and suburban living, excellent school systems, and extensive recreational facilities.

MISSION: The Department of English and Modern Languages provides undergraduate instruction in English Composition, writing, and literature studies. The department also provides instruction in foreign languages for Spanish, French, German, and in American Sign Language. The department focuses on developing a student's writing skills and assisting the learner in reaching new levels of language and literacy competency. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and/or a minor in one of several optional areas. Faculty and staff are dedicated to serve high quality student learning utmost, and the department maintains a Writing Center to assist students in achieving their literacy skills and career goals.

POSITION: The Department of English and Modern Languages at Purdue University North Central invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English teaching position. Some courses may be taught in the evenings, on-line, or at off-campus locations including two correctional facilities. Opportunity exists for summer employment. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and credentials. Excellent benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English is required by the August, 2010, starting date. We are looking for specialization in any of the following areas: Composition and Rhetoric; Professional Writing, Literary Theory and Criticism. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of English Composition. Some expertise in literary elements that would enhance our English major may be an advantage. Experience coordinating composition programs and writing centers as well as experience in on-line instruction for hybrid and distance learning courses may be considered helpful. Graduate level teaching experience is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Beginning one week prior to the start of regular classes in the fall, include preparing and teaching 7-8 sections of English courses per year (between 11 and 14 contact hours per semester), which may also include teaching first-year English Composition writing courses (following the campus English Composition curriculum); creating class materials, preparing and administering examinations, performing academic advising, participating in campus governance, attending commencement, as well as research and publication. Other responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: meeting all scheduled classes and examination periods; maintaining accurate attendance records; participating in the student evaluation process; complying with syllabi requirements issued by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the department; being available on campus for interactions with students; maintaining regularly scheduled office hours each week; participating in department meetings; attending official University functions.
Expectation is that full-time faculty should be available at least four days per week on campus. Learning (teaching) is the primary function of a faculty member at this campus, and a Discovery (research) agenda appropriate to the discipline is required. In addition, Engagement (service) within the University and surrounding communities is expected. Learning, Discovery, and Engagement are central to the Strategic Plan of Purdue University North Central.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review will begin November 30, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vita, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three current references. Please send these materials via fax, U.S. mail, or electronically (preferred) as indicated below.
Ms. Jean-Ann Morton
Department of English & Modern Languages
Purdue University North Central
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391-9542
FAX: (219) 785-5518
Web Address:

Applications will be acknowledged. Additional supporting documents may be requested.
Purdue University North Central is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.
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Institution: Hillsborough Community College
Location: Tampa, FL

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/19/2009
Application Due: 01/24/2010
Type: Full Time
See the College's Jobs website to (1) complete and save an online application and (2) apply for open positions.

Qualifications: This position requires at least a Master's degree in English or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing, English, Grammar, Literature, Rhetoric and Composition or Technical Writing.

Substitution of Experience for Education Permitted: No

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer applicants with demonstrated instructional experience at a post-secondary level, preferable at a community college.

Additional Documents Required: Submit a copy of an academic transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education showing at least the minimum qualifications. If the transcript copy does not reflect awarding of the required degree, or the required semester hours, must attach written documentation from the educational institution showing when the degree will be awarded or hours earned. Scan your transcripts and attach them to the application, or fax or mail a copy (accompanied by the Document Transmittal Form) to be received by the Employment Office (813 -253-7168) on or before the job close date.

Job Description: This is a tenured-track faculty position beginning with Academic Year 2010 to 2011 (August 2010). The College desires candidates with on-going professional development interests, love of teaching, and enthusiasm for campus and College committees and activities.

Supplemental Job Information: To be considered, applicants must have been awarded the qualifying graduate degree or graduate semester hours by September 2009. Applicants with a qualifying degree from an educational institution outside the United States and Canada must submit a foreign credential evaluation from one of the members of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (website: Scan the foreign credential evaluation and attach to the application, or fax/mail a copy to the Employment Office (813 -253-7168).

Pay Rate: A faculty member shall be assigned to the appropriate salary grade for Academic Year 2009 to 2010 based on the union contract. The entry levels are: (Grade III) Bachelor's degree plus college faculty experience $40,488, (Grade II) Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the field $42,548, (Grade II+) Master's degree plus 30 graduate semester hours in the field $44,815 and (Grade I) an earned Doctorate in the field $47,081. A salary reopener of negotiations with the faculty union for Academic Year 2009 to 2010 has not been completed.

Department: DM Assoc in Arts (Hum/Comm)

Campus: Dale Mabry

Application Information
Contact: Employment Office
Hillsborough Community College
Phone: 813-253-7030
Fax: 813-253-7168
TDD: 813-253-7552
Online App. Form:

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