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School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication - Adjunct Faculty Pool

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:



Position Details







Position Information









Working Title

School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication - Adjunct Faculty Pool









Position Number

3414









Posting Number

F1847









Position Type

Instructional Faculty - Part Time









Position Status

Part Time









College/Division

College of Arts and Letters









Department

100361 - Writing, Rhetoric and Tech Comm









Pay Rate

Other









Specify Range or Amount

$3,060 per class









Is this a JMU only position?

No









Is this a grant-funded position?

No









Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position?

















Position Summary Information









About James Madison University



Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.









General Information

The School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication is seeking part-time instructors to teach our introductory writing course, WRTC 103: Rhetorical Reading and Writing. This course teaches students how to read and write effectively in situations they have not encountered. Our faculty members are currently collaborating to improve curriculum and instruction that focuses on developing rhetorical awareness. This course serves first-year students as part of the university's General Education program.

Our department actively supports collaboration, mentorship, and continuing professional development. Adjuncts are eligible for, and encouraged to participate in, various professional development opportunities within our department, college, and university. Adjuncts are eligible for grant-supported initiatives and have full access to our library and recreational facilities.

This position is not eligible for benefits.









Duties and Responsibilities

Instructors will deliver courses in person on the campus of James Madison University. Available sections to teach during the fall 2022 and future semesters will vary based on enrollment needs. The academic semester begins two weeks prior to the first day of classes each semester and ends two weeks following the end of classes each semester. Duties are for the academic semester and include course preparation, lecturing, leading discussions, grading and holding weekly office hours.









Qualifications

Required: Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field.
Preferred: Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory college writing.









Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.















Posting Detail Information









Posting Date

03/30/2022









Beginning Review Date

04/30/2022









Closing Date











Open Until Filled

Yes









Proposed Starting Date

08/10/2022









EEO Statement

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.









Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.









Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.









Minimum Reference(s) Required

3









Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/11682









Additional Posting Information

JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.













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