Endowed Brown Chair in English Literacy and Full or Associate Professor
Company: University of Arkansas
Posted on: September 10, 2019
SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
The Department of English at the University of Arkansas in
Fayetteville seeks to appoint a Full or Associate Professor as the
endowed Brown Chair in English Literacy. This position entails
furthering the Brown Chair s mission to improve literacies
throughout the state of Arkansas and beyond by forging durable
partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., practitioners in
community agencies and nonprofit organizations, public-school
teachers and administrators, and government officials). As an
active member of the English Department, the Brown Chair will also
teach two courses per year, direct dissertations and theses, and
join the department in cultivating a campus culture of writing. The
ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of publication, a
demonstrated engagement with community literacy, and extensive
teaching experience at the graduate level. The ability to
collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff is essential. The
position starts July 1, 2020, and is a 12-month appointment.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential
job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial,
harmonious working relationships with others.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION
MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE
DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.
* Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Literacy Studies,
Cultural Studies, Linguistics, or related field
* Record of high-quality publication in any area related to
* Experience implementing community literacy initiatives
* Evidence of excellent teaching at the undergraduate level
* Ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff
* Status as Full or Associate Professor with tenure at current
* Evidence of excellent teaching at the graduate level
* Expertise in computers and writing, digital literacies, and/or
access to technology
* Expertise in community literacy and/or service learning
* Expertise in multiliteracies and/or multimodal composition
* Expertise in comparative rhetorics and/or cultural rhetorics
* Expertise in rhetorical theory and/or critical theory
* Experience teaching first-generation college students
* Experience working with diverse student populations
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION
The following physical activities are associated with the position
and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All
individuals are encouraged to apply.
* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
* Repetitive motion
Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an
activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading;
and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus
community. We conduct background checks for applicants being
considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal
background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain
positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check,
a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening.
Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal
conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial
history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the
absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.
Background check information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
Posting Detail Information
FUTURE OPEN DATE
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
ANTICIPATED START DATE
ANTICIPATED END DATE
RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
University of Arkansas Human Resources
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to
listed recruitment contact.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three
letters of reference, a writing sample, and a diversity statement.
In the diversity statement, applicants should describe their
experience developing a culture of inclusivity. Completed
applications received by November 1, 2019, will be given full
consideration; applications submitted after this date will be
reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Initial interviews via
Skype are expected in November.
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution. The university welcomes applications without
regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin,
disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran
or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable
federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to
work in the United States on the first day of employment. All
applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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