A nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position responsible for teaching English Literature beginning in August 2020. As a generalist, the successful candidate will be a dedicated educator, teaching a 4/4 course load comprised largely of general education courses in composition and introductory literature. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the existing rotation of English major/elective courses while also periodically developing special topics in literature courses.
Areas of teaching specialty and interest may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
Gender and sexuality studies
Contemporary/21st Century literatures
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Grammar and Linguistics
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
40% -Preparing for and teaching classes
30% -Providing grades and feedback
10%-Committee Assignments and University Service
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
A Ph.D. in English, Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, or related field is required. The successful candidate will be committed to working with students at a teaching-focused university and show evidence of innovative teaching and course development.
Must be able to sit or stand in front of a classroom. Must be able to articulate clearly and loudly for each class.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Integrating technology into teaching practice.
Experience using Microsoft Office products.
Experience using a course management system.
Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Cover letters should address the candidate's innovative teaching philosophy and practice, how they will contribute to and enhance our general education offerings at CMU, how they may participate in the current rotation of English courses at CMU, and what special topics/new course ideas they believe would engage our student population. Applications and instructions are located on the university website at www.centralmethodist.edu
CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU. Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.