Writing Instructor, Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota Rochester (Review begins immediately)

Dec 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Positions

The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a non-tenure track writing instructor position in English for its degree programs B.S. in Health Sciences (BSHS) and B.S. in Health Professions (BSHP). This position is primarily teaching-focused. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty to coordinate and teach the first-and second year writing and communication curriculum and other courses as appropriate, and staff the Just ASK tutoring center to help students in the BSHS and BSHP programs achieve writing competency (including, technical writing, creative writing, and oral presentation skills). BSHS courses are integrated across the curriculum and involve significant interdisciplinary components.  BSHP is a program that is jointly delivered with Mayo Clinic.

Duties include preparing and teaching the writing and communication courses, grading, staffing the Just ASK tutoring center (http://www.r.umn.edu/academics/just-ask/index.htm), supervising peer tutors, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with normal course delivery duties, working with faculty on writing assignments, and other related duties as assigned.

The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI). CLI leads the development of an integrated, writing-enriched curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, competency-based learning environment in which ongoing assessment guides and monitors student learning and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.

The successful candidate has a M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in English or a related field with knowledge of teaching writing at the college level. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in writing instruction, writing centers, and/or scientific and technical writing is preferred. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.umn.edu. For application instructions and links, click on “Search Postings” and use the following job requisition number: #181782. Please attach the names and contact information of three references, letter of interest, resume, and a statement of activities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity. For more information, to request disability accommodations, and/or to receive materials available in alternative formats, please contact Andrea Wilson, University of Minnesota Rochester, 300 University Square, 111 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904; fax 507-258-8004, phone 507-258-8010, e-mail wils1236@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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