Visiting Lecturer-English

University of Central Arkansas

United States

July 8, 2021

Description

Position Details Posting Number F0332021

Working Title Visiting Lecturer-English Department Org 351000 - English Position Summary

The Department of English at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer. The department fully supports and is integral to the university's goals in academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, we especially welcome applications from persons whose communities traditionally have been excluded from or marginalized by the academy.

The UCA English Department offers the BA in English, the BA in English with teaching licensure, and the MA in English. The department's faculty is highly engaged in scholarly production and learner-centered pedagogies. The department is home to about 110 undergraduate majors and a small but strong cadre of graduate students.

This is a one-year position subject to renewal based upon performance and departmental need. Visiting Lecturers teach 24 credit hours per academic year, which will be spread evenly across the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The department hopes to make a permanent hire during Academic Year 2021-2022.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of student development theory. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations, and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to compile statistics into reports. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments and assist in resolving student concerns. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions of a public or confidential nature. -Demonstrate follow-up contacts and consultations in a timely manner.

Required Education and/or Experience

• an MA in English. • at least one year of successful teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

• ABD in English or possess the PhD in English. • specialists either in British and Anglophone literatures since 1800, or American literatures that center African American, American Indian, and/or Latino voices. • pursuing a research and teaching agenda that cuts across literary and film studies, or in poetry, poetics, and hermeneutics.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 08/19/2021

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 06/07/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a cover letter, vitae (under resume), unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references. Letter of reference will not be requested at this time.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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