Professor of Teaching with SOE (Security of Employment)
Director of TA Mentoring in English 1ABC and
Associate Director of the University Writing Program
University Writing Program
University of California, Riverside
The University Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside, is seeking applicants for Professor of Teaching with SOE (Security of Employment). Full-time titles in this category are faculty positions designed to meet the long-term instructional needs of the University. All appointments in this series require achievement in three areas: teaching, scholarly professional activity, and service. Candidates must be outstanding teachers. They should have a record of scholarly professional activity including professional leadership, and they should be able to demonstrate a commitment to campus service. SOE (Security of Employment) appointments require qualifications that include senior level scholarly professional activity and experience, distinction in the field, and service of exceptional value to the University.
Professors of Teaching with SOE are members of the academic senate. Teaching responsibilities vary according to the nature of the appointment. (See the teaching load for each UWP position below). Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
The Director of TA Mentoring is responsible for preparing the dozens of new TAs who are teaching English 1ABC for the first time. He/she leads the graduate training courses, supervises the TA assistant directors, and oversees and participates in the mentoring of TAs on an individual basis. The Director of Mentoring also supervises the shaping of syllabi for 1ABC and the application of grading standards consistent with program and UC priorities.
The Director of TA Mentoring participates in the Systemwide scoring of the annual UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination, and is a member of the UC Systemwide Council of Writing Programs. He or she also helps lead the fall orientation and assists the head of the UWP with projects such as the grading handbook and program evaluation.
Classroom teaching in addition to and part of the Mentoring Director’s duties:
Three 4-unit composition courses (1-1-1 or some variation) as well as English 301/302 in the Fall, English 302 in the Winter, and 302 in the Spring. Each 300-level training course grants two units.
Other responsibilities include ongoing Interaction with the other UWP assistant and associate directors, including the occasional exchange of one or more duties, as supervised by the Director.
The University Writing Program is known for its collegiality, the high morale of its instructors, and its engagement with undergraduates, many of them first-generation students, who are striving for a better life.
Review of applications will begin in April 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter, a current CV, evidence of excellence in teaching, a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, and four letters of reference. In addition, the candidate should submit one or more samples of professional writing, preferably accessed through links in the CV. Application materials should be submitted to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00729. Candidates who wish to apply for more than one of these positions must submit a separate application for each. Applicants interested in being considered for both ranks for a particular position should submit two applications: one for the rank of PSOE and one of the rank of SOE.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Veronica Valenzuela, Sr. Analyst for Academic Personnel/HR, at email@example.com.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.