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Assistant Professor in Composition/Communication

February 16, 2018

Southern Vermont College is seeking 1, possibly 2, full-time Assistant Professors for our Humanities Division, to begin in the Fall of 2018.  Successful candidates will have strong credentials in Composition and Rhetoric, Communication Studies, English, or a related degree.

One faculty line will be tasked with coordinating our first-year writing program, teaching a 3/2 course load per academic year, assisting with academic advising and mentoring, scholarship/professional development, and college committee work. Teaching requirements will include regular assignments within the first year writing sequence, as well as other courses across the Humanities division, as needed and depending on the candidate’s expertise.

The other faculty line will consist of teaching a 3/3 course load per academic year, assignments to include courses across our Communication curriculum as well as courses in the First Year Writing sequence. Other expectations with this faculty line include academic advising and mentoring, scholarship/professional development, and college committee work.
A doctorate in your related discipline is desired, along with college-level teaching experience, particularly in composition and writing and/or communication studies. We seek candidates with commitments to excellence in teaching; varied pedagogical methods, including active learning, and peer-to-peer learning; well-developed teamwork and communication skills; and integration of technology into the classroom.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive benefits package is provided including health, dental, life, and income protection plans, as well as tuition benefits for dependents. Located in the town of Bennington in the beautiful Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Southern Vermont College is a private, four-year residential co-educational college of liberal arts and professional studies.

 To apply, send a letter of interest (noting which of the positions you are applying for), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three current references to Humanities Faculty Search Committee, at Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Southern Vermont College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having an inclusive campus community, and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

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