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Parkville, MO, US
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The Department of English and Modern Languages at Park University is seeking applications for a Lecturer to teach First-Year Writing and 300-level Business and Technical Writing courses starting in August 2018. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position. The standard teaching load is 4/4; this position will teach 75% online and 25% face-to-face courses on the Parkville Campus. The successful candidate will join a small but active department that values innovative teaching and collaboration. The candidate selected for this position will engage in service to the department and the university. In the future, the candidate may also develop and maintain online courses.

Minimum qualifications:
Master's degree in English from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in one of the primary subfields in English: Rhetoric/Composition, Professional and Technical Writing, Literature, or Creative Writing; at least one graduate-level course in the teaching of writing and/or professional or technical writing; evidence of at least two semesters of experience teaching writing courses in English at an accredited college or university; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework.

Desirable qualifications:
Graduate specialization in composition or professional/technical writing at the Ph.D or M.A. level, experience teaching and designing online courses, and experience working with diverse student populations.

Qualified applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which emphasize teaching proficiency).

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Park University, a private, not-for-profit University, founded in 1875, offers academic programs at 40 campus centers nationwide and online. The main campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri. Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger, Search Committee Chair
Dept. of English and Modern Languages
Amy.mecklenburgfaenger@park.edu
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