Rhetoric and Composition– Lecturer, Full-time, Competitive Recruitment (AA26193)|
The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators to teach rhetoric and composition. We seek candidates with expertise in contemporary best practices in the teaching of writing, experience working with interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curricula, and demonstrated success in teaching first-year composition to students who come with varying levels of preparation and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Individuals familiar with best practices in writing assessment, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, and/or anti-racist or intersectional pedagogies are particularly encouraged to apply. The primary responsibilities of these positions will be teaching first-year composition, but they may also teach one or two other courses within the First Year and Pre-major Program (FYPP) and/or IAS. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of engagement with current scholarship, demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is a 9 -month appointment, 100 % FTE.
IAS houses eighteen undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system. Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS, as a whole, stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry. Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. Candidates should also expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
Diversity is a core value of FYPP, IAS and UW Bothell. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions to create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for all. Successful candidates will show meaningful engagement with diversity in previous teaching, mentoring, and/or service, and the potential to address questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their courses and scholarship. To learn more, read our campus Diversity Statement: http://www.uwb.edu/diversity.
The UW Bothell houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 64% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities or first generation college attendees; 35% are Pell Grant eligible; 8% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy. Candidates should also expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
When hired through a national search, lecturers are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about UW Bothell and/or the five schools on campus, go to http://www.uwb.edu, or e-mail the search committee chair, Ron Krabill: firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferred deadline: January 8, 2018. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for the position; CV; statement of research interests and research sample; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, statement about demonstrated commitment to diversity (as defined above) in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Please submit applications through InterFolio via this http://apply.interfolio.com/46509 . Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.