Term Assistant Professor or Term Instructor

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Jun 12, 2022
Closes
Jul 07, 2022
Ref
FAC8754
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor or Term InstructorThe George Mason University Composition Program in the Department of English, seeks applicants for three full-time one-year renewable positions (Term Assistant Professor or Term Instructor) to begin in the Fall 2022 semester.Located just 15 miles from Washington, D.C., George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public institution in Virginia and one of the most diverse nationwide, including approximately 60% students of color; 39% first-generation college students; and 40-60% multilingual students. Its faculty, staff, and students work collaboratively to build a foundation that allows for a diversity of cultures, opinions, and perspectives to flourish. Mason's inclusivity draws from across the U.S. and the globe and helps create the framework that is representative of the vibrant landscape in which it resides. Mason's English Department is home to a diverse and collegial faculty committed to excellence, innovation, community and public service, inclusion, and social equity. The Composition Program is actively engaged in the development of curricula and pedagogical approaches that support Mason's diverse student populations and hopes to engage new faculty in this work. Its courses are part of a vertical writing curriculum that includes general education writing requirements at the first-year and junior levels taught by the faculty in the Composition Program, Writing Intensive courses in the major, and synthesis and capstone courses across the university. For additional information about the program, please visit https://composition.gmu.edu.Responsibilities:The primary responsibility of faculty in these positions will be to teach first-year composition and/or advanced composition (separate sections of advanced composition offered for business, humanities, social science, natural science, and multidisciplinary) courses in the Mason Core (Mason's general education program). Schedule may include classes that begin as early as 7:30 a.m. or as late as 7:20 p.m.This is a full-time instructional position without an expectation of research or creative activities. The standard teaching load is 4/4, and the starting salary is $55,000-$60,000 dependent on whether the candidate is hired as a Term Instructor (without a terminal degree) or Term Assistant Professor (with a terminal degree). Term faculty are eligible for multi-year contracts and promotion. This position requires some presence on the Fairfax Campus; it cannot be carried out remotely, although candidates may have opportunities to teach online and to work remotely at times depending on their class schedule.Required Qualifications:MA in English or Rhetoric and Composition or MFA in Creative Writing;At least two years' experience teaching college-level composition.Preferred Qualifications:PhD in Rhetoric and Composition (or related area);Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy;Experience in online or hybrid writing instruction;Experience with anti-racist pedagogies and/or second language pedagogies.For full consideration, applicants should do the following by June 23, 2022:Apply for position number F8772z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application;Upload a cover letter that includes a brief explanation of how the candidate has employed pedagogical approaches that serve diverse student populations such as Mason's;A current C.V., and;A syllabus (with calendar) and assignment from a recent college-level composition class.If selected for an interview, we will request two letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8772z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter that includes a brief explanation of how the candidate has employed pedagogical approaches that serve diverse student populations such as Mason's; a current C.V.; and a syllabus (with calendar) and assignment from a recent college-level composition class. If selected for an interview, we will request two letters of recommendation.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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