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2015-2016 Instructor of English
2015-2016 Instructor of English- ESL

2015-2016 FACULTY APPOINTMENT
University of West Georgia
Instructor of English

Applications are invited for a one year, full-time appointment for the 2015-2016 academic year at the rank of Instructor of English commencing August 3, 2015. The candidate appointed to this position will teach four, 3 credit-hour courses (ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102) per semester (eight courses total) in the department’s First-Year Writing Program and work as a tutor in the University Writing Center for three hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Opportunities for teaching courses beyond ENGL 1101 and 1102 or for summer teaching are contingent on enrollment and are not guaranteed. Minimum requirements are the M.A. or Ph.D. in English or the M.F.A. in Creative Writing with superior evidence of effective college-level teaching of writing. A summary of benefits available to all full-time faculty is available here: http://www.westga.edu/hrpay/index_benefits.php.

The University of West Georgia is a coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution located 45 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, Georgia. The university offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study. In addition to a vibrant First-Year Writing Program, the department offers undergraduate degrees in English literature and in English Education and supports minors in Creative Writing, Africana Studies, and Film Studies. UWG is a regional comprehensive university and is part of the University System of Georgia. The Department of English and Philosophy is centrally located on campus in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) and is comprised of over 50 full-time faculty.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin April 13, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Minority candidates and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates should send a letter of application that describes their teaching qualifications; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi of core-level writing classes; a current curriculum vita; three letters of recommendation; and a photocopy of all degree-granting academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required before an official offer of appointment is made) to

First-Year Writing Search Committee
ATTN: Bonnie Adams, Director of First-Year Writing
Department of English and Philosophy
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Any offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia.

Additional full-time positions in the First-Year Writing Program may be forthcoming, contingent on funding. Candidates who submit application materials for this appointment will be considered for all open appointments and do not have to resubmit application materials again this year.

Contact Bonnie Adams (bjett@westga.edu) for additional information.

Visit the University of West Georgia online at http://www.westga.edu/
Visit the English Department online at http://www.westga.edu/english/

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 


2015-2016 FACULTY APPOINTMENT
University of West Georgia
Instructor of English- ESL

Applications are invited for a one year, full-time appointment for the 2015-2016 academic year at the rank of Instructor of English commencing August 1, 2015. The candidate appointed to this position will teach three first-year composition courses a semester (ENGL 1101 and/or ENGL 1102), with at least two of those courses designated as first-year composition courses for multilingual writers in the department’s First-Year Writing Program. The candidate will also work as the primary ESL/EFL tutor in the University Writing Center for six or more hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. The candidate may serve as a supplemental instructor or assistant teacher in additional non-English core courses designed for university-level ESL students. Opportunities for teaching courses beyond ENGL 1101 and 1102 or for summer teaching are contingent on enrollment and are not guaranteed.

Required Qualifications: MA in an appropriate field such as English, Applied Linguistics, or Composition/Rhetoric/Writing Studies; effective teaching skills; exceptional oral and written English language ability; ability to collaborate effectively with other instructional team members; effective interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Course work in second language pedagogy or with substantial ESL/EFL teaching experience; experience teaching ESL/EFL to students at the postsecondary level is preferred, as well as experience in teaching first-year composition courses for multilingual writers.

A summary of benefits available to all full-time faculty is available at: http://www.westga.edu/hrpay/index_benefits.php.

The University of West Georgia is a coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution located 45 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, Georgia. The university offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study. In addition to a vibrant First-Year Writing Program, the department offers undergraduate degrees in English literature and in English Education and supports minors in Creative Writing, Africana Studies, and Film Studies. UWG is a regional comprehensive university and is part of the University System of Georgia. The Department of English and Philosophy is centrally located on campus in the Technology Learning Center (TLC) and is comprised of over 50 full-time faculty.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin May 25, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Minority candidates and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates should send a letter of application that describes their teaching qualifications; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi of core-level ESL writing classes; a current curriculum vita; three letters of recommendation; and a photocopy of all degree-granting academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required before an official offer of appointment is made) to:

First-Year Writing Search Committee (ESL)
ATTN: Bonnie Adams, Director of First-Year Writing
Department of English and Philosophy
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

Any offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia.

Additional full-time positions in the First-Year Writing Program may be forthcoming, contingent on funding. Candidates who submit application materials for this appointment will be considered for all open appointments and do not have to resubmit application materials again this year.

Contact Bonnie Adams (bjett@westga.edu) for additional information.

Visit the University of West Georgia online at http://www.westga.edu/
Visit the English Department online at http://www.westga.edu/english/

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer