Term Assistant Professor of Communications/English

Term Assistant Professor of Communications/English
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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Position Summary:"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Mat-Su College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.
Mat-Su College is an extended campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in Alaska?s beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers ten associate degrees, eight certificates, selected upper division courses, and general education requirement classes, leading to all UAA bachelor degrees. It employs nearly 100 full-time faculty and staff and more than 100 adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Mat-Su College is seeking a term Assistant Professor of Communication/English. This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. The successful candidate will be available to start January (spring) or August (fall) 2019 and will teach a variety of undergraduate speech communication courses, developmental English and introductory English composition courses, journalism, and/or technical writing; and be involved in curriculum development, student advising and University and/or community service. The normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Applicants must be available to teach the courses face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have completed a Master?s Degree in Communication/Speech, English, Rhetoric or a related field with a minimum of two years teaching experience at the post-secondary level, experience in student assessment and curriculum development, have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community, and use technology in teaching. A Ph.D. and demonstrated teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following:
+ The ability and commitment to work with non-traditional students and flexibility in dealing with problems and schedules of returning adult students.
+ Sensitivity to working with a culturally diverse population.
+ Evidence of expertise in current technology applied to teaching and research.
+ An ability to take on the diverse tasks associated with being a member of a small faculty.
+ Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.
+ Involvement in professional organizations related to the discipline being taught.
+ Evidence of interest in community involvement.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply interested applicants must submit the following:
+ Cover letter
+ CV or resume
+ Three professional references with contact information
+ Unofficial transcripts
+ Sample syllabus for an introductory (100-level) communication or composition course
+ Statement of teaching philosophy
If candidates are unable to upload all the required documents, or for general questions regarding this position please email Suzan Labby atsklabby@alaska.edu
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of transcripts is a condition of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!
The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution.
Advertised:27 Sep 2018Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close:01 Nov 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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