Teaching Assistant Professor, English at University of North Dakota

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota





Job Description:

Position Information: Description

The Department of English at the University of North Dakota is seeking a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor to teach first-year writing, beginning August 16, 2021. This is a 9-month non-tenure track position, contingent upon the availability of funding.


Duties & ResponsibilitiesWith a Composition Program that supports a high-impact educational experience for all UND undergraduates, we seek candidates with academic knowledge of the teaching of writing, recent experience teaching composition at the undergraduate level, and evidence of effective teaching and thoughtful engagement with student learning. This Teaching Assistant Professor will teach four face-to-face sections on the UND campus each semester in the 2021-22 academic year. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in English, experience teaching College Composition, and will teach the following courses offered by UND's Composition Program: English 110 (an introduction to academic writing, reading, and critical thinking) and English 130 (a research writing course that highlights audience and purpose as students write for public audiences). As part of the composition program, this instructor will work closely with the directors of composition and the department’s office manager to meet programmatic goals and university requirements. Depending on departmental needs, this instructor could occasionally be asked to teach Creative Writing (including creative nonfiction) at the undergraduate level; experience teaching such courses is therefore desirable.
Minimum Requirements

    Master's Degree in English by August 15, 2021.


    Recent experience teaching College Composition.


    Demonstrated effectiveness in course management and implementation of program goals.


    Successful completion of criminal history records check



In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 


Preferred Qualifications


  • Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to active, individualized student learning, including an emphasis on writing as revision and student conferences.




  • Academic knowledge of Composition Studies, including a demonstrated understanding of rhetorical approaches to the teaching of writing. Familiarity with Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say/I Say is desirable.




  • Experience teaching composition using complex, non-literary academic readings.




  • Experience teaching academic research writing, with emphasis on teaching information literacy and effective use of library resources.




  • Experience teaching undergraduate Creative Writing courses (including creative nonfiction). 




  • Familiarity with Blackboard LMS and Starfish early alert reporting is desirable.




Minimum Hiring Salary

$42,000, Full-time, Benefited, Exempt


Work Schedule/Start Date

August 16, 2021


To Apply:



For full consideration, applications must be received by July 30, 2021 and include the following materials:

    A letter outlining teaching experience and addressing applicant's philosophy of teaching Composition.


    Current résumé or CV.


Position is open until filled.Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

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