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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application materials should include 1) letter of application describing teaching philosophy, research plan appropriate for department serving undergraduates, experience working w/people of diverse cultures and identities, and reasons for interest in a position at Santa Clara University 2) curriculum vitae 3) sample syllabi for first-year writing and upper-division writing courses 4) recent teaching evaluations for 2-3 courses 5) an example of scholarship: e.g., article, book chapter, dissertation chapter 6) (unofficial) graduate transcripts 7) three letters of reference, which will be solicited automatically through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English
Department, Program, Center English
Specialty or Subdiscipline Rhetoric and Composition with expertise in technical and professional writing
Requisition Number FAC000826
College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information

Purpose

The Department of English at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition, with expertise in technical and professional writing. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and be able to establish an active research program, possibly including undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include first-year Critical Thinking & Writing and courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. We welcome applicants with any of a range of emphases within technical and professional writing, such as writing in professional cultures, the rhetoric of professional writing, technical writing and document design, visual communication, transnational professional communication, or professional writing, reasoning, and argument. The successful candidate will teach six courses spread over three quarters.

Ph.D. must be in hand by September of 2018.

Santa Clara is located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance excellent undergraduate teaching with active research agendas. Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Salary Competitive, benefits eligible, including housing assistance program.
Basic Qualifications

Applicants must be committed to working with undergraduates and have a Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition; Technical Communication and Rhetoric; Rhetoric and Professional Communication; Rhetoric, Theory & Culture; Literacy, Pedagogy & Rhetoric; English; or a comparable field.

The following qualifications would be important in the ideal candidate:
● Evidence of teaching excellence in relevant fields
● A record of productive research
● Alignment with the Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the goals of the Department of English at Santa Clara University

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching and researching technical and professional writing in a context of English and Writing Studies and working with people of diverse cultures and identities. Potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university strategic priorities will be especially valued.

Applicants are invited to visit the university’s website at www.scu.edu for descriptions of the university’s mission, our department, the multicultural student population we serve, and the learning opportunities we offer.

Responsibilities

Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including:
1. Conducting all assigned class meetings and individual conferences with students
2. Assigning and evaluating student work including exams and written assignments
3. Holding weekly office hours on campus
4. Submitting student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline
5. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department
6. Potentially collaborating with other Departments (e.g. Women’s and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Computer Science)
7. Establishing and maintaining a scholarly program that can involve undergraduates
8. Engaging in meaningful and useful service that promotes department, college and university strategic goals and priorities, commensurate to rank.

Start Date 09/01/2018
Work Authorization

A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/11/2017
Close Date 10/23/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials should include
1) letter of application describing teaching philosophy, research plan appropriate for department serving undergraduates, experience working w/people of diverse cultures and identities, and reasons for interest in a position at Santa Clara University
2) curriculum vitae
3) sample syllabi for first-year writing and upper-division writing courses
4) recent teaching evaluations for 2-3 courses
5) an example of scholarship: e.g., article, book chapter, dissertation chapter
6) (unofficial) graduate transcripts
7) three letters of reference, which will be solicited automatically through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.

Additional Information

For additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jessica Gopp (jgopp@scu.edu) or Professor Phyllis Brown (pbrown@scu.edu).

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Course syllabi and supporting instructional materials
  4. Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness
  5. Example of scholarship
  6. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents