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Adjunct Lecturer, Composition

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* *This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.* * *To be considered a candidate for this position, please upload an application, cover letter, and curriculum vitae.* * *All applications must be submitted through the University of Houston Downtown website at https://jobs.uhd.edu/. Any applications sent through email or other websites will not be considered.* * *Two signed letters of reference on department letterhead are required by August 1, 2017. Have referees email a PDF of letters to kintzelep@uhd.edu; or have referees mail them directly to:* *Paul Kintzele, PhD Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of English University of Houston-Downtown One Main Street, Ste. 1045-South Houston, TX 77002* * *Official transcripts will be required from candidates selected for hire.* * In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. *** * In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Position Details

Title Information

Requisition Number 01023
Job Title Adjunct Lecturer, Composition
Division Academic & Student Affairs
College Academic Affairs & Provost
Department English
Job Code 999
Grade 999
FTE

.5

Full Time/Part Time Part-time
FLSA Status Salary
About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policy of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHD prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Employees, students, and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination, or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact Mr. Tommy Thomason, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Mr. Thomason can be contacted as follows:

Mr. Tommy Thomason
One Main Street, Suite S-380
Houston, TX 77002-1001
thomasont@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8056

Notes to Applicants
  • This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.
  • To be considered a candidate for this position, please upload an application, cover letter, and curriculum vitae.
  • All applications must be submitted through the University of Houston Downtown website at https://jobs.uhd.edu/. Any applications sent through email or other websites will not be considered.
  • Two signed letters of reference on department letterhead are required by August 1, 2017. Have referees email a PDF of letters to kintzelep@uhd.edu; or have referees mail them directly to:
    Paul Kintzele, PhD
    Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of English
    University of Houston-Downtown
    One Main Street, Ste. 1045-South
    Houston, TX 77002
  • Official transcripts will be required from candidates selected for hire.
  • In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

  • In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Position Information

Position Number 01000405
Job Description

The University of Houston-Downtown Department of English seeks qualified and committed teachers for the position of Adjunct Lecturer in our Composition Program, with the possibility of teaching ENG 1301 and/or ENG 1302.

Requirements

PhD or MA in English (or directly related discipline)

Preferred Qualifications
Security Sensitive Position Yes
Employee Class Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or MA in English (or directly related discipline)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience teaching composition at the university level?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents