Faculty, Lecturer, Basic Composition - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

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

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree required. Doctoral degree preferred, from a regionally-accredited institution in Rhetoric & Composition, English, English Education, or a closely-related field is required. Candidates with experience teaching Basic Writing and an earned degree in Rhetoric and Composition or Literacy Studies will be strongly considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Knowledge in and ability to teach basic reading and writing using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices in the discipline.
-Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to social and situated approaches to literacy instruction.
-Ability to engage in innovative, student-centered pedagogy including
portfolios and blend of traditional instruction and on-line learning.
-Ability to teach effectively a diverse student population
-Ability to review and revise curriculum
-Demonstrated collegiality, strong interpersonal and problem solving
-Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom setting

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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