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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track

Northern Michigan University
Job Location:
Marquette, Michigan
English and Literature
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
Department: English
Term of Assignment: Tenure Track
Term End Date, If Applicable:
FLSA Status:  Exempt = not eligible for overtime
Work Schedule:
Salary: Competitive
Travel: No travel
Brief Statement of Duties:
A successful candidate will be responsible for a 3/3 load (12 credits per semester), comprised of primarily teaching undergraduate composition courses within the General Education program and mentoring as well as teaching graduate students, in addition to participating in vibrant graduate programs. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda within the discipline and contribute to advising and to service at the department and university levels. This is an on-campus position.
Minimum Qualifications

Required Education: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree

Discipline / Degree Area: Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, Ph.D. in English with a specialization in a related field, or Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric or related degree.

Required Specialized Training/Certifications:

Required Minimum Work Experience: A minimum of four (4) semesters of instruction as teacher of record at the college-level; graduate teaching assistant experience accepted.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • Commitment to and experience with learners of all abilities and backgrounds
  • Scholarly achievement in composition and/or closely related field
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to innovative and effective pedagogies
  • Experience with integrating technology, digital resources, and learning management systems into one’s pedagogy
  • Interest and/or ability to develop new curriculum in first-year and graduate programs
  • Ability to participate in ongoing assessment practices across course, department, and university levels
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Candidates with a willingness to become Director of Composition or Director of the Writing Center, as well as candidates with experience supporting writing program administration or writing center administration, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Specializations in writing program administration, writing center pedagogy, developmental pedagogies, integrated reading/writing, college literacy, assessment, eco-composition, gender and sexuality theory, critical pedagogies, social justice theory, digital humanities/digital pedagogies, TESOL/TESL would complement our faculty, interests, and curricula.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty profile, cover letter, CV, sample of scholarly writing, and unofficial transcripts. Please upload the sample of scholarly writing to the Teaching Philosophy field. Candidates who are invited for an interview might be asked to provide further documentation.

Contact Information:
ZZ Lehmberg, Chair -

Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.
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