Editing and Publishing Lecturer or Teaching Specialist 2021-2022

Jessica McKenna
April 27, 2021

About the Job
The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota is accepting applications for a part-time instructor to teach ENGL 3704 Introduction to Editing and Publishing, a required undergraduate course for students completing the Certificate in Editing and Publishing at the University of Minnesota. This class will introduce students to the tools and techniques of editing (grammar, syntax, workflow, style) as well as substantive editing, shaping features, electronic editing, and effectively communicating editorial issues to authors, publishers, and other collaborators. In addition, we are looking for instructors sensitive to the complex issues of power that surround prescriptive English: as part of our mission to create a diverse and inclusive department, we are looking to convey to students how the many language varieties of English can be part of the mission of editing and publishing.|

This 9-month position (August 30, 2021–May 29, 2022) will include teaching one in-person section of ENGL 3704 during the Fall 2021 semester on Monday and Wednesday 5:45-7:35 p.m. and one in-person section of ENGL 3704 during the Spring 2022 semester on Monday and Wednesday 5:45-7:35 p.m.


Responsibilities:
• Prepare for and teach classes in ways that best help students to learn
• Create Canvas course sites and syllabi that conform to department and University policies
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in field of practice
• Hold regular office hours that are clearly announced in advance
• Respond to student needs and questions professionally and in a timely manner
• Evaluate student learning and assign grades
• Communicate instructor evaluation process to students
• Receive department and University emails and respond in a timely manner
• Understand and follow all relevant University policies and procedures and participate in trainings, as required
• Participate in relevant departmental meetings
• Submit annual review materials

Compensation:
Starting rate is $12,000 ($6,000 per class) paid out biweekly during the appointment period.

Teaching Specialists
Minimum qualifications:
• B.A. degree in English or a closely related field
• A minimum of one year college teaching experience or three years of demonstrated successful professional experience in editing or publishing Preferred qualifications:
• M.A. degree in English or a closely related field and two years or more college teaching experience and broad familiarity with English language, literature, and writing

Lecturers
Minimum qualifications:
• Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in English or closely related field is required
• A minimum of two years college teaching experience
Preferred qualifications:
• Three years or more college teaching experience and a broad familiarity with English language, literature, and writing
• Preference is given to applicants with expertise in subject matter specific to a particular course.

About the Department
The Department of English serves approximately 400 majors and thousands of University of Minnesota undergraduate students. The teaching, scholarship and other creative work of the English faculty covers a broad range that includes literature, language, creative writing, literacy and rhetorical studies, linguistics and cultural inquiry, as well as the theories and documents that inform and critique these disciplines. For additional information, please see our website at http://english.cla.umn.edu/.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota Careers Site:
https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/340318

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.

To be considered for this position, please click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the instructions to complete an online application for the position. Additional documents must be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

Please attach the following 4 documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement describing your demonstrated commitment and experience in creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for teaching (500 words max.)
4. Contact information for three professional references


Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining qualified employees from underrepresented groups.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Special Notice for COVID-19
The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.