Associate Professor Term in Composition (Specialty in Digital Composition)

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

ID: 7252609 (Ref.No. R104775)
Posted: June 5, 2024

Job Description

Department:

English

Location:

Belknap Campus

Time Type:

Full time

Worker Type:

Regular Term (Fixed Term)

Job Req ID:

R104775

Position Description:


The English Department at the University of Louisville invites applications for a specialist in composition studies who would serve as a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer beginning August 1, 2024. For this position, we are especially interested in someone with expertise in digital media pedagogies, multimodal composing, and related areas.

This position carries a 4/4 load, with a single course release in the fall or spring so that this person can play a central role in our Social Media, Website, and Communications committee.


The initial appointment would be for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent on work performance and college budget.


The majority of courses this lecturer would teach would be English 101, 102, and 105 (Honors), all of which satisfy the Written Communication requirement in our general education program (UofL’s “Cardinal Core”). However, courses in scientific and technical writing, business and professional writing, and public writing are also a possibility.

The English Department is a vibrant community of teacher-scholars, home to the Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, and the Axton Reading Series. The Composition Program offers regular pedagogy workshops and mini-courses and sponsors Cardinal Compositions, an open-access journal of student writing. The University of Louisville seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Kentucky, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


Minimum qualifications: a doctorate in Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing and extensive experience teaching first-year and intermediate composition, at the college-level, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor or above.

Applications are due June 10. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should contain a statement of teaching philosophy; syllabi and major assignment sheets for two composition courses, one of which is a research-writing course; and examples of feedback on student writing. For questions, please contact Andrew Rabin, andrew.rabin@louisville.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

Assistance and Accommodations

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6258.



Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258. Assistance and Accommodations Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone 502-852-6258. About the University of Louisville In 2023, the University of Louisville celebrates its quasquibicentennial, the 225th anniversary of the 1798 beginnings of higher education in Louisville. One of the nation’s first city-owned, public universities, UofL today is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, our community and society. As one of only 79 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and a Community Engaged university, we impact lives in areas of student success and research and innovation, while our dynamic connection with our local and global communities provides unparalleled opportunities for students and citizens both. The university serves as an engine that powers Metro Louisville and the commonwealth and as a classroom for UofL’s more than 23,000 students, who benefit from partnerships with top employers and a wide range of community service opportunities. To learn more, visit louisville.edu. The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a member of the Kentucky state university system.