Hamline University

Assistant Professor - First Year Writing and English

The Department of English at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks applicants with a Ph.D. in Composition & Rhetoric to join our vibrant, diverse community. We invite innovative thinkers with demonstrated interest in pedagogies of difference and multi-modality to help us enhance a “student-ready” first-year writing program and help shape our emergent curriculum at the intersection of composition & rhetoric, civic engagement, and public advocacy. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to broad liberal arts and interdisciplinary education, excellent teaching skills, and an inclusive approach that reflects a willingness to welcome, engage and support diverse students in a rapidly-changing urban campus. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in composition theory and pedagogy and will have opportunities to teach throughout our integrative curriculum based on their expertise and interest. Hamline faculty have a 6-course annual teaching load with a one-course release in the first year for professional development and a semester release pre-tenure pending successful third-year review.

Hamline University resides in the Midway neighborhood, centrally located in the culturally rich Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The English Department, part of Hamline’s College of Liberal Arts, offers an integrative major and distinctive concentrations in literature & cultural studies, professional communication & rhetoric, and creative writing. The Department contributes to and helps administer collaborations with related programs including Digital Media Arts, Creative Writing Programs, Communication Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Business. The English Department also administers our expanding First-Year Writing program, which offers classes and support to undergraduate students across the University, and is a vital partner in student transition and success efforts for all First Year Experiences. If you are interested in working in a welcoming environment with creative and innovative colleagues and students, please apply for this position.

The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 2,100 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. Hamline University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, and is especially interested in faculty candidates whose work and scholarship will enrich diversity and equality on campus. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy emphasizing their engagement with student success, a diversity statement (outlining the applicant’s past, present, and projected contributions to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in institutional contexts), as well as  a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. Candidates will be asked to provide three references during the application process for Hamline to contact for letters of recommendation. For best consideration, please submit materials by January 30, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conferencing in early February 2020. 

Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.

Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application.

Apply at https://hamline.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Faculty_Career_Site/job/St-Paul-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor---First-Year-Writing-and-English_R0000497.

Contact Information

Mike Reynolds, Professor
English & First Year Writing
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Hamline University
Saint Paul
Contact Phone: 
(651) 523-2641
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