Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, English (Composition)

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Sep 23, 2022
Closes
Oct 10, 2022
Ref
FAC8886
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, English (Composition)George Mason University Korea invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Composition position beginning February 2023. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About George Mason Korea:George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. It is among the 115 or so top "R1" ranked research universities in the US and in the top 200 of the Shanghai World Ranking of Universities. A public university located in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason is 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.Mason Korea is George Mason's campus in Songdo, South Korea. Mason Korea was established as part of George Mason University's commitment to education on a global scale and its belief in the power of international perspective and connection. Mason Korea is located on the Incheon Global Campus (IGC), which it shares with three other international branch campuses. Mason Korea students, staff, and faculty have access to modern facilities and resources on the IGC for a terrific living and work environment. Songdo, South Korea is a modern "smart" city designed from the start with large parks, plentiful walking and bike paths, and excellent public transportation. Songdo is convenient to Korea's Incheon International Airport - around a half hour by car - as well as to the capital city of Seoul - around an hour by car. Further information on Mason Korea can be found at: http://masonkorea.gmu.edu/About the Position:This is a full-time instructional position, with the expectation of teaching four courses per semester. Candidate can be 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 in-person teaching at Mason Korea; it cannot be carried out remotely.All international hires include support for relocation expenses, furnished housing, home leave allowance, health insurance in Korea' excellent health care system, and dependent tuition benefits. The expected initial term is two years, with the opportunity for renewal and multi-year contracts.Responsibilities:The primary responsibility of faculty in these positions will be to teach first-year composition and/or advanced composition courses in the Mason Core (Mason's general education program). These are tightly coordinated courses and faculty are expected to follow the curricular approaches of the home department in Fairfax. During the first year, faculty new to teaching in Mason's Composition program are required to teach program-designed curricula.Required Qualifications:MA in English or Rhetoric and Composition or MFA in Creative Writing; andAt least one year's experience teaching college-level composition in a U.S. institution.Preferred Qualifications:PhD in Rhetoric and Composition (or related area);Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy; andExperience with second language pedagogies.Application Instructions:Apply at Hiring Webpage https://masonkorea.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=114&source=aWQ9MTI%3DComplete and submit the online application;Upload the following required documents:Cover letter that includes a brief explanation of how the candidate has employed pedagogical approaches that serve diverse student populations such as Mason's;Current C.V.; andSyllabus (with calendar) and assignment from a recent college-level composition class.If selected for an interview, we will request two letters of recommendation.

To apply: Applicants must apply for a position at GMU Korea website https://masonkorea.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=114&source=aWQ9MTI%3D;Complete and submit the online application and 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, resume (CV), 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 should do the following by October 7th, 2022.

"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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