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The Department of Basic Composition invites applicants for a lecturer position to begin August 2012. The successful candidate will join a small, diverse and dynamic department of faculty who are committed to social and situated approaches to literacy instruction and engaged in innovative, student-centered pedagogy, including portfolio-based curriculum and a blend of traditional classroom instruction and online learning.
Successful applicants will teach a diverse student population using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline and participate in departmental and campus service, including faculty in-service and college/institutional committee work.
The Department of Basic Composition supports the open-access University in its mission to provide opportunities for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, to engage with real-life contexts and local and global communities, and to prepare students for success in their educational, professional and personal goals. We welcome candidates who share these commitments.
Under the direction of the Department Chair of Basic Composition/ESL, the faculty member will teach 3 courses of Basic Writing (5 credit hours, each); provide service to the department, college and university, and uphold professional and ethical standards.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Teach 3 Courses, 15 hours per semester of ENGH 0890 Basic Reading and Writing I and/or ENGH 0990 Basic Reading and Writing II.
-Demonstrate proven knowledge of and experience in teaching these courses.
-Plan, prepare and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
-Prepare instructional materials including examinations, course outlines, syllabi, visual aids, and presentations, as necessary
-Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups in regular classrooms and/or computerized classrooms through lectures, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, individualized instruction and other appropriate methods.
-Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral, and performance tests.
-Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
-Recommend students for advancement.
-Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up.
-Establish and maintain regular office hours.
-Advise students during office hours and other times as needed.
-Assist advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
-Attend faculty and other meetings as assigned.
-Improve professionally and maintain 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.
-Maintain desirable classroom conditions
-Support the open-access university in its mission
-Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
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