The Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for a non-tenure track, fulltime instructor (starting August 14, 2017) to teach composition, with opportunities to teach undergraduate courses in nonfiction, persuasion, editing, and/or business/technical writing. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Teach composition and undergraduate courses in nonfiction, persuasion, editing, and/or business/technical writing.
Advise and mentor undergraduate students
Serve on faculty committees and perform other departmental, college, and university service as needed
Attend professional conferences and participate in professional development
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of current composition and rhetorical theory, research, and practice
Preparation for and/or experience teaching with technology
Interest in teaching online
Preparation for and/or experience teaching nonfiction, persuasion, editing, and/or business/technical writing.
Respect for diversity
Commitment to student success and retention.
Required Education and/or Experience
MA or higher degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Writing, English, or a closely related field with a minimum of two years college teaching experience, which may include time as a graduate assistant, adjunct, or writing center tutor.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Interest and experience in writing center administration and practice, online teaching, and teaching with technology; knowledge of Composition Theory and Rhetorical Theory; knowledge in technical/business writing, editing, persuasion, and nonfiction writing.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.