To strengthen an existing focus on communication across the curriculum, the SpeakWrite Program and the Department of English at West Virginia University invite applications for a teaching faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Teaching Assistant Professor of English. The SpeakWrite Specialist will participate in Writing Studio and SpeakWrite Advisory Board meetings, and will be evaluated annually based on evidence of effective and high-quality teaching and service, especially as related to the SpeakWrite initiative’s focus on communication across the disciplines.
Teaching faculty appointments at WVU are full-time, promotable, non-tenure track, renewable term appointments with no limit on the number of terms. This appointment starts August 14, 2020. Teaching positions normally carry a 4/4 course load. The SpeakWrite specialist will, however, typically teach three academic writing or communication-intensive courses per semester with one-course reassignment each semester to support the SpeakWrite program. Depending on program needs, summer responsibilities may be assigned for additional compensation.
At the time of appointment, a candidate must hold a master’s or doctorate degree in English, Composition, Rhetoric, TESOL, linguistics, or a related field that emphasizes effective communication practices. Other qualifications include demonstrated familiarity with effective communication practices across disciplines, inclusive pedagogy practices, and the needs of multilingual or translingual writers and speakers; demonstrated ability to teach communication-intensive courses at the college level; and excellent written and oral communication skills.
To apply, visit here, navigate to the position title listed above, and submit a single PDF file that includes (1) a letter describing your qualifications and your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community (which will be evaluated without regard to your personal demographics); (2) a CV with contact information for three references; and (3) syllabi for two undergraduate writing or communication-intensive courses that you have taught at the college level. Additional materials may be requested later. Review of completed applications will begin on March 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. We will acknowledge all applications and plan to conduct initial interviews via Skype or phone. For more information about the position, contact Laura Brady.