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Faculty - English/Writing (one year, non-tenure track)

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Faculty - English/Writing (one year, non-tenure track)
Rank To be determined based on qualifications
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
Nature of Work

Full-time, non-tenure-track temporary (one-year) faculty position in the English department, with a primary teaching emphasis in assisting students with making the transition to college-level writing. The faculty member is expected to participate in the department and the institution’s communities of learners to foster a culture of inquiry, critical self-reflection, evidence-based decision making, and a learner-centered environment.

Examples of Work Performed

Essential Duties:
1. Teach and contribute to students’ academic growth and development
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range lesson plans
2. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress
3. Utilize resources, including technological resources, to provide current course content
4. Conduct classroom presentations and activities
5. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes
6. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions
B. Advising Students, which includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Help students plan programs of study
2. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling
3. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies
4. Schedule and maintain regular office hours for student advising
5. Establish and maintain regular contact with advisees
2. Continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity
A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment
B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances
C. Produce scholarly materials such as original research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art
D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member
E. Seek external funding through grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned
3. Service to the Campus and Community, and Profession
A. Participate in campus and community presentations
B. Participate in campus and community organizations
C. Serve on Discipline-, Department-, School- and Campus-wide committees
D. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned
E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned
F. Contribute to professional organizations
G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Secondary Duties:
1. Other duties as assigned by Dean

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in English, Writing, or a closely related field from an accredited institution, with no fewer than 18 graduate-level credits in the discipline of English/Writing.
• Evidence of effective communication skills
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications

• College-level teaching experience in English, Writing, or a closely related field
• Experience in working with at-risk student populations
• Experience implementing contemporary writing pedagogy

Salary Information Commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with the SCEA agreement; excellent benefits package


FLSA Exempt
Union Status SCEA
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F30P
Desired Start Date 08/17/2017
Open Date 06/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
General Information
EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree in English, Writing, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No, but it will be completed by the time of appointment (August 17, 2017).
    • No
  2. * Have you successfully completed at least eighteen (18) transcripted graduate-level credits in English and/or Writing?
    • Yes
    • No, but I will have completed them by the time of appointment (August 17, 2017).
    • No
  3. Do you have college-level teaching experience in English, Writing, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Please briefly summarize your experience working with at-risk student populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Please briefly describe your experience implementing contemporary pedagogical practices in the instruction of basic writing.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Transcript 2