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Assistant Professor of Writing: Professional Writing

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
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Posting Number F0532019
Working Title Assistant Professor of Writing: Professional Writing
Department Org 336000 - School of Communication
Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Writing Program, housed in the School of Communication, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2020. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). Responsibilities include teaching advanced courses in professional and/or technical communication, rhetoric and composition, and courses in first-year writing. The successful candidate must have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Preference will be given to candidates who have training and experience in digital and/or print media production, design thinking, working with community partners, or related areas.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required Education and/or Experience

Ph.D. in Professional/Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, Digital Rhetorics/New Media, or in closely related field. Candidates must have a record of national, regional, and local professional development. Applicants will have experience teaching technical and/or professional writing and first-year writing. They will also have a clear research agenda as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent software.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Additional interest in inclusive pedagogies and/or civic engagement is valued.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 11,000, of which approximately 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/22/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins November 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four references to UCAs online application system.
Please provide contact information for three professional references that can provide a letter of reference for you.

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