MA required; PhD, MFA, or ABD preferable
Record of excellence in teaching college composition
One year of teaching experience in the CSU English department
Initiative for program development
Supervisory experience, preferably in composition program administration
Preference will be given to candidates with academic or scholarly credentials in composition theory and pedagogy or rhetoric.
The position is full time (4/4 load) with one course release each semester for administrative work.
o The Composition Administration assignment entails the training and supervision of graduate teaching assistants in CO150, College Composition
This role includes co-coordinating intensive, week-long orientation program before fall semester; holding weekly in-service workshops; observing classes of and holding conferences about grading with new GTAs; maintaining records about and evaluating GTA teaching performance; and collaborating to update/revise common CO150 syllabus and course materials.
Successful applicants will be expected to meet departmental objectives for the courses CO150 (College Composition), CO300 (Writing Arguments), or CO301 (Writing in the Disciplines). The availability of other courses is based on department need and the instructors background.
Salary: This position is a special assignment. Annual reappointment depends on performance and the continued availability of funding. The term of this assignment is customarily three years. The salary for the position will be the successful applicants 2012-13 100% salary, plus any increase from a salary exercise (if the University has one), plus an administrative stipend of $2500 per academic year.
General Information: The English department at CSU has a tenure-track faculty of 35, approximately 500 undergraduate majors, and more than 140 graduate students. The University Composition Program houses five programs which serve the University at large: the First-Year Composition Program (FYC), the Upper-Division Composition Program (UDC), the University Writing Center, the gtPathways Writing Program (GTP), and the Composition Placement Program. Each of these programs is unified by our faculty commitment to teaching writing as a rhetorical act of inquiry and learning, ensuring that our programs are consistent with national standards for best practice, and maintaining a clear and reliable understanding of CSUs students writing backgrounds and needs. The department appoints more than 35 graduate teaching assistants who teach creative and expository writing and English as a second language. Undergraduate concentrations in creative writing, English education, language, literature, and writing lead to a B.A. in English. Master of Arts degrees are offered in creative nonfiction, English education, literature, rhetoric and composition, and TESL/TEFL. A Master of Fine Arts is offered in creative writing. For further information, visit the Department home page at http://english.colostate.edu .