University of Utah Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Incheon, South Korea
Proposed Faculty Rank Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Department 00095 - Dept of Writing and Rhetoric
City Incheon, South Korea
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 01/01/2021
The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies ( WRS ) at the University of Utah invites applications for the career-line (non tenure-line, renewable one-year contract) position of Instructor (Lecturer) or Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Utah Asia Campus ( UAC ) in New Songdo City, South Korea. The position would begin 1 January 2021. Rank is granted based on advanced degree held (non-terminal master’s degree for Instructor rank; doctoral or terminal master’s degree for Assistant Professor rank). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees are provided a health benefit plan. Housing is provided for UAC faculty members with an E-1 Korean visa. Some personal and professional travel expenses are provided by the UAC .
Applicants should access the job listing at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108149 and supply a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations, peer review letters, and/or a teaching portfolio), and a list of three references (sought after the initial screening). Questions about the position may be directed to Professor LuMing Mao, Chair of Writing & Rhetoric Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org
UAC is part of a multi-university campus in New Songdo City, part of the greater Incheon metropolitan area in Northwest South Korea, approximately one hour southwest of Seoul and twenty minutes from Incheon International Airport. The five-year-old campus enrolls students from Korea, the US, and several other (predominantly East and South Asian) nations; a majority of students enrolled at UAC specifically are Korean nationals. UAC hosts several undergraduate majors, including Communication, Film and Media Arts, Civil Engineering, Psychology, and Urban Ecology. All non-language courses are conducted in English.
The successful candidates will teach 7 courses total on a 3/4 or 4/3 schedule (3 during the autumn semester and 4 during the spring semester or vice versa as needed). The bulk of the courses will be required lower-division writing courses; Meanwhile, there is a possibility of elective course development in Writing & Rhetoric Studies, depending on qualifications, need, and scheduling.
Minimum qualifications include an MA/MS in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field and a record of teaching success in relevant courses. Experience with and interest in teaching in a multilingual context are also required, and international teaching experience is preferred. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on-campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.
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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 10/22/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00611CF