Job TitleWriting Center Director/English Faculty (9-month) Fall 2023
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Ottawa, KS US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name George Arasimowicz
Department Academic Dean
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English Faculty – Writing Center Director
Ottawa University invites candidates for a full-time, 9-month English faculty position in the School of Arts and Sciences. Faculty rank will be at the level of Assistant Professor. The position entails running a Writing Center and teaching a 3-3 load that includes courses in both English and our Liberal Arts Studies core curriculum.
The faculty member will be based at our Ottawa, KS residential campus but will oversee a Writing Center that will serve all of our sites, including our campus in Surprise, AZ and our online English program. Primary responsibilities include teaching, academic program guidance, and developing/running a Writing Center. The faculty member must display enthusiasm for and commitment to teaching writing from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as interest in working with students from diverse backgrounds: students of traditional age, adult learners, first-generation students, and student-athletes.
A Master’s of Arts in English or Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with college teaching experience is required.
A Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition is highly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with higher education assessment, student advising, and program development. Work experience in a writing or tutoring center is desirable.
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University’s original campus is located in Ottawa, Kansas. With the opening of its new traditional campus in Surprise, AZ, Ottawa University seeks to offer innovative, flexible programs for both the bachelor’s and master’s degree level. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.
Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Required: A Master’s of Arts in English or Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with college teaching experience is required.
Preferred: A Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition is highly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with higher education assessment, student advising, and program development. Work experience in a writing or tutoring center is desirable.
A completed employment application is required for this position. Candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
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