DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Late August 2017 (late January 2017 possible)
QUALIFICATIONS: Though we will consider candidates who are ABD, preference will be given to those who have completed the PhD.
THE POSITION: This is a full-time, tenure-track position in composition/rhetoric. We are looking for someone to help us continue revising our first-year composition course and first-year curriculum, work closely with our Learning Center (including training its undergraduate writing tutors), and spearhead ideas for possibly expanding the role of writing across the curriculum and applied writing on campus. Desirable secondary specialties include developmental writing, creative writing, technical writing, journalism, and publishing. Administrative experience with writing centers and writing programs is also a plus. All department members teach upper- and lower-division courses, including first-year composition. The college operates with a 3-1-4 (or 4-1-3) course load that includes a 3-week January term. Willingness to advise and work closely with students is essential. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience; the position includes a full benefit package.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Languages and Literatures includes four tenured or tenure-track faculty as well as contingent members. We offer three different areas of emphasis for English majors—Literature, Writing, and Visual Culture, as well as a Spanish major and a Publishing major. We also offer teaching endorsements in English and Spanish and participate in the college’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. Approximately 40 students are English majors and minors, another 10 are Spanish majors and nearly that many are beginning our new Publishing major. The department also provides general education courses taken by almost all of our students.
THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an private, coeducational, Presbyterian-affiliated, national liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 14/1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 24.
THE COMMUNITY: Hastings (pop. 25,000) is an attractive residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln, and 15 minutes south of Interstate 80. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services, and serves as a cultural center for a large surrounding area.
APPLICATIONS: A qualified candidate should send a personal statement of interest in joining the Hastings College faculty, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a vita (with the name of three references) to:
Dr. Gary Johnson
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
We will contact you if we need additional materials (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendation, syllabi).