ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Institution & Website SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE      https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/34357
Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
Salary Competitive and commensurate with experience
Duties & Responsibilities Essential responsibilities: • Teach 15-contact credit hours per semester, which may include up to three hours in the Student Writing Center. • Exemplify the ethos of the English Department by sharing knowledge and engaging with the college community, as well as the community at large. • Demonstrate and support professional commitment to the discipline, department, school, and college mission and values. • Participate in collaborative development and revision of innovative and theoretically supported curriculum. • Participate in the exploration of productive and pedagogically sound methods for creating and assessing inclusive educational experiences for students. • Assess and maintain records of student performance. • Exhibit a strong commitment to collaboration and collegiality with full- and part-time faculty. Attend regularly scheduled department meetings and presentations. • Maintain regularly scheduled office/consultation hours. • Complete required trainings.
Requirements Basic Qualifications: 1. Master’s Degree in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric/Composition, Linguistics, Literacy Studies, English Education, Applied Linguistics/TESOL, or related field. 2. Two years of experience teaching basic or transfer-level English composition courses (graduate or adjunct teaching applicable). Preferred Qualifications: 1. Expertise in multilingual composition theory and praxis. 2. Demonstrated success in working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and literacy practices. 3. Demonstrated success in working with multilingual student writers. 4. Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 5. Experience in on-campus writing/literacy centers and/or community-based writing/literacy centers. 6. Demonstrated proficiency with writing technologies, including but not limited to online or technology-enhanced course design and teaching, new media, multi-modal composition, and distance education. 7. The equivalent of 1-3 years of full-time teaching experience in the field at a post-secondary institution. 8. Significant involvement in a campus writing program. 9. Knowledge of course and program assessment best practices preferred. 10. Knowledge of successful curricular design for transitional and first generation student populations preferred. 11. Knowledge of critical educational theories and practices that pursue equity and inclusion for students from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities. 12. Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities that maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external students and colleagues. 13. Knowledge of course and program assessment best practices preferred. 14. Knowledge of successful curricular design for transitional and first generation student populations. 15. Preferred proficiency in at least one language other than English
Starting Date & Posting Dates Closing Date: November 28, 2016
Submit the Following Information: Special Instructions to Applicants: Selected finalists will be required to hold a classroom teaching demonstration and make a presentation to the search committee on curriculum design.

Application Process For full consideration, the search committee requests the following documents be attached online to the application ( https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/34357). 1. Curriculum vitae 2. Original transcript of highest degree 3. A teaching philosophy statement (to be attached as “Other Documents”). This statement should be a 1-2 page (single-spaced) account of the applicant’s theoretically-grounded approach to teaching along with description of teaching methods. It should explain through concrete examples the applicant’s teaching objectives, how the applicant’s methods serve those objectives, and how the applicant measures the effectiveness of his or her teaching. 4. Examples of student evaluations and performance reviews where appropriate. 5. Required reference letters (3) should speak to the applicant’s qualities as a teacher-scholar. Confidential letters of reference must be received by the Human Resource Office by mail or Interfolio (http://www.interfolio.com/products/letterwriter) no later than the closing date. Please clearly indicate the reference letters are for Faculty English #F14028. Mailing address: Salt Lake Community College Attn: Human Resources, Req.#F14028 PO Box 30808 Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

Hiring Notes 1. Salt Lake Community College Human Resources will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. 2. Official Transcripts and credentials are required before a job offer can be made.

Director of Learning Support Services

Institution & Website Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indianawww.vinu.edu
Job Title: Director of Learning Support Services
Salary  Salary range of $60,000 to $67,000, commensurate with experience.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Director of Learning Support Services provides leadership for tutoring and other learning support activities with the goals of increasing the use of tutoring and offering other services that facilitate student retention, success, and graduation.  The Director is the primary supervisor for the Learning Support staff, for day-to-day operations in the learning and testing centers, and for online tutoring.  The Director works collaboratively with tutoring center staff, faculty, and other staff across the University to develop and assess plans for program improvements, and the Director represents and promotes learning support services to students and other stakeholders inside and outside the University.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and organize the various tutoring and other learning support services offered on the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, at some sites, and online.
  • Collaborate with the learning center staff to organize the tutoring centers for the most effective and efficient service offerings.
  • Coordinate the development of policies and procedures that support the mission and outcomes of the Learning Support Services program.
  • Enhance VU’s tutoring services, including the development of group tutoring and student success strategy workshops, and expanding availability and student use of online tutoring.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, credentialing, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of full and part-time staff, including student peer tutors.
  • Organize a student tutor training program.
  • Manage the operation of the Learning Support Services hub.
  • Market the Learning Support Services program to students and to faculty and staff at VU’s campuses and locations.
  • Work closely with faculty, student services personnel, and success center coordinators to develop and enhance the learning services offered to students, including the specific needs of different student populations such as students on academic probation.
  • Manage the budget for the program, including identifying budget priorities.
  • Oversee tutoring and testing technologies, including tutoring software.
  • Coordinate the development of the Learning Support Services webpage.
  • Oversee strategic planning of Learning Support Services.
  • Implement assessment plans that address program evaluation and develop reports on the impact of Learning Support Services program that can guide improvement of the program.

 

The Director of Learning Support Services reports to the Assistant Provost of Curriculum and Instruction and will work with various Academic Affairs personnel on the Vincennes and Jasper campuses and at other locations to coordinate and offer tutoring and other services. The position of Director of Learning Support Services is a twelve month administrative position with benefits.

Requirements
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in education, developmental education, human development, or a relevant discipline.
  • Five years of supervisory experience in an academic support or student success/student development program.
  • Teaching, tutoring, administrative, or advising experience in higher education.
  • Strong leadership, academic, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use technology to perform various job functions.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.

 

The successful applicant must possess a leadership philosophy that emphasizes an environment of collegiality incorporating open communication, team management, and student service.  The Director will be expected to demonstrate strong decision making skills and function independently with limited supervision.

Starting Date & Posting Dates  Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2016.    

 Starting Date:

January/February 2017

Submit the Following Information: Mail or email a letter of application; resume/curriculum vitae; and names, addresses, and telephone number of at least three references.  The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2016.  Applications should be mailed to:

Vincennes University

Human Resources

1002 N. First St.

Vincennes, IN 47591

Or email to: jobs@vinu.edu