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Endowed Brown Chair in English Literacy and Full or Associate Professor

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

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 literacy studies

* 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 institution

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* 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.

Occasionally:

* Feeling

* Walking

Frequently:

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Hearing

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

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 law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

ANTICIPATED START DATE
07/01/2020

ANTICIPATED END DATE

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

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.

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

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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