Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Excellence in teaching is essential. Candidates must be strongly committed to student-centered teaching of undergraduates in a Christian liberal arts setting. PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or English preferred. MA or MFA may be considered. Expertise and/or experience with Writing Center programming and writing consultant training, assessment of writing and collaboration with faculty required. Preferred candidates will have experience providing support for undergraduate students, particularly at-risk students; tutoring, teaching, and/ or mentoring students; working with budgets; collaborating with faculty; presenting workshops to support faculty and the teaching of writing in the disciplines (WID). Genuine affirmation of the Taylor University Life Together Covenant is required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need.
The candidate will be expected to assume primary responsibility for overseeing all Writing Center programming including: hiring, training, and supervising writing center consultants; creating, overseeing, and assessing writing center programs and events; providing presentations in classes as requested by faculty; collaborating with the Academic Enrichment Center where appropriate; providing faculty workshops and/or meeting one-on-one with faculty on issues related to writing and writing assignments. This would include meeting with academic departments in order to facilitate discussion on writing in their majors (WID). The candidate will also be expected to collaborate with the English department and to teach 3 English Foundational Core courses per year such as Fundamentals of Writing and/or Expository Writing.
The English Department at Taylor is composed of eight full time faculty members. The English program provides three major tracks: English Literature, English Education, and Creative Writing. The Department offers Foundational Core courses for all students across the university as well as specialized upper-level literature courses and upper-level Creative Writing courses. The January interterm also offers a study tour to London, England, that combines the study of British literature with visits to important literary and historical sites.
Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
The University is located in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to email@example.com. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.