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Qatar - Assistant Teaching Professor (Rhetoric/Composition, Second Language Writing)

DESCRIPTION OF POSTION: The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon invites applications for a full-time (9-month), position as Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus beginning in Fall 2012.

Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus is a highly selective branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University and has served a diverse student body since 2004. We offer undergraduate majors in Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science, and Information Systems. Current enrollment is approximately 350 students representing 39 countries. Approximately 40% of the students are Qatari. All classes are coeducational, with 52% female students. A 2/2 teaching load will include courses within the First-year Writing Program as well as an occasional upper-level course that would appeal to students as a General Education elective; a Professional Writing minor or English Studies minor requirement or elective; or meet a writing/communications requirement in a major. The course would typically relate to the faculty member’s area of specialization.

APPOINTMENT AND RANK: Assistant Teaching Professor is a nontenure-track faculty career position with provision for renewal and promotion to Associate Teaching and Full Teaching Professor. Full Teaching Professors must fulfill two criteria: (1) to be outstanding educators within Carnegie Mellon, for example, through excellence in classroom teaching, curricular development, program leadership, and student advising and mentoring; and (2) to be nationally or internationally known for contributions to education or to research. Assistant and Associate Teaching faculty must demonstrate that they will, in due course, fulfill these criteria. Salary is competitive.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, Professional/Technical Writing, Second Language Writing, Second Language Studies, or related field. Knowledge and experience related to teaching writing is also required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: We desire a candidate with knowledge related to teaching English in transnational contexts. We also desire candidates with research agendas that demonstrate synergies between their scholarship, pedagogy, and professional development that are relevant to the Carnegie Mellon Qatar campus. Such synergies might include, but are not limited to, studies of professional and technical writing contexts, especially global and/or multilingual; writing in the disciplines, especially science and engineering; rhetoric of science; and new media, especially web design and social media. We are open to social science as well as humanities methodologies. The university is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates are encouraged to submit PDFs of materials electronically to Send letter of application, CV, three current letters of reference, sample course syllabi, recent course evaluations and a writing sample to:
Professor Danielle Zawodny Wetzel
c/o Vickie McKay
ATTN: Assistant Professor - Qatar
Department of English, Baker Hall 259, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Screening of application materials will continue until the position is filled. Materials must arrive by email or be postmarked no later than February 17 to be assured of full consideration. If materials are mailed, please send email indicating that they have been sent.

Carnegie Mellon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.