Faculty, Assistant Professor, British Literature - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Designs and teaches four courses per semester while maintaining a student-oriented approach to education. Plan, prepare instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations, as necessary, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught. Prepares, instructs, manages and supervises individuals and groups in regular classrooms and/or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods. Evaluates instruction and learning through use of written, oral, and performance tests. Maintains and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up. Recommends students for advancement and graduation. Establishes and maintains regular office hours. Advises students during office hours as well as at other times as needed. Improves professionally and maintains currency in courses taught by reading and using materials found in professional publications and keeping abreast of new developments, trends and techniques through participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars. Develop and actively pursue scholarly projects. Assists advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program by attending faculty and other meetings as assigned. Contributes to department, college, and university through dependable work on assigned committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. required at time of appointment.


Advanced knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.
Knowledge of student management, motivation, evaluation; evaluation of (peer and self) instruction.
Demonstrated knowledge of program and curriculum development and evaluation.
Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presentation ,outcomes measurement and grant writing.


Skill in teaching advanced courses in 19th Century British literature, lower-division surveys of British literature after 1800, lower-division courses in literary theory, and first-year composition.
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in time management and organizational.
Skill in problem solving.


Ability to teach a standard course load of four courses per semester.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Pay Range


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  • English / Literature
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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