Hello so here is the situation: I am graduating with my Ph.D. in May. I teach 4 classes at a nearby community college as an adjunct. The community college is nice to work at and I enjoy having such a large teaching load. However, they have not shown a commitment to making me full time. I received an offer for a Visiting Assistant Professor spot that would require me to move, but is full time benefits, and more prestige. However, as a visiting position there is no guarantee beyond the initial appointment. What should I do: 1) Stay with my adjunct position and reject VAP, 2) Take VAP offer to my current community college and ask them to match it or at least make me full time, 3) accept the VAP offer. All of this with a lease looming over my head up for renewal.
What's on your mind?
Just wondering anyone heard from this position yet?
University of Toronto Missisauga (Canada: Mississauga, ON): Two Assistant Professors (Tenure Track), Writing Studies in Higher Education, The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
Where can I find the Wiki for Film/Media Production teaching jobs (as opposed to film studies jobs)?
I was wondering what the numbers mean after the 'x' next to short- or long-listing, so for example:
[28 Oct] references requested via RAPS. x7
Does this mean 7 people have logged that they have received the request? Or they are only requesting reference for 7 candidates?
We have an opening that we would like for you to post. This is a non-tenure track, renewable position. We are an multidisciplinary Department with an interdisciplinary curriculum and welcome applicants from many fields. As such, we would love for the ad to be placed on the pages for Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts, Rhetoric/Composition, Communication & Media Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender, Queer Studies. The ad is pasted below and also available here: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/84887
Department: Focused Inquiry Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor
Rank: Instructor or Assistant Professor Position Number(s): F25620
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 Salary range: $41,000 - $46,640
Description: The University College at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member for a 1-year renewable appointment in the Department of Focused Inquiry beginning in Fall 2019. Three-year renewable contracts are available after three years of employment based on positive annual reviews. Faculty members teaching in the Department of Focused Inquiry participate in shared curricula, with the expectation that students across all sections of a course achieve similar learning objectives. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction of UNIV 111, 112, and 200, which students are expected to complete in their first two years. This three-semester, interdisciplinary course sequence is learner-centered and promotes integrative thinking as well as student engagement, with a particular emphasis on written and oral communication, critical thinking, collaborative learning, information fluency, and ethical reasoning. Faculty are expected to participate actively in faculty development programs, including faculty learning communities, and to serve on committees within the University College and across the University. University College academic programs seek to promote an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design and there may be additional opportunities to participate in curricular innovation and development.
Qualifications: The University College promotes a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. We welcome candidates from any academic discipline with interest or experience in teaching interdisciplinary general education courses with an emphasis on written and oral communication and critical thinking. Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching is required. At least three years of college teaching experience in a general education curriculum is preferred. A master’s degree in an academic discipline is required; a terminal degree is preferred. Strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others, and an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning are essential. We welcome individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds and/or with experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional service that inform worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability. Our faculty seek to broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups. Focused Inquiry faculty are expected to demonstrate through teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.
'To apply for this posting, please visit 'https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/84887 A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names/contact information for three references who are able to address the candidate’s teaching abilities must be included. Note that references will not be contacted for a letter unless and until candidates reach the campus interview phase of the search process. Materials must be uploaded into the appropriate fields, using the “Other Document” field for the statement of teaching philosophy. Our application deadline is January 19, 2019. For consideration, your materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on that date. Please note: Employer work visa and/or permanent residence sponsorship is not available for this position.
For more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, please visit our website at http://www.vcu.edu/about/. Please also check out this link for an overview of what it’s like to live and work in the Richmond area: http://www.provost.vcu.edu/faculty-affairs/prospective-faculty/working-at-vcu/ More information about the Department of Focused Inquiry can be found by visiting https://focusedinquiry.vcu.edu/.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
How do I stop (and revert on older posts) my name from showing up?
How do I look for updates to a specific job? It's not listed on the Education2017_2018 page, and I can't figure out where else to look.
Our page posted to the overall academic jobs wiki - how do we get it into the specific Communication and Media Studies page?
I came on here because I recently applied to a couple TT jobs and wanted to check the statuses of the searches. Not only was I unable to find updates, but neither of the jobs are even listed on the site. Granted, these were both advertised within the last couple months (likely emergency hire situations), but still...how frequently is this site updated? I was scanning through a bunch of jobs on the page for my field and very few of the searches have been updated since, like, January/February of this year.
Just wanted to check if I was missing something. Is there a better job search update utility people are using now? Thanks!
There is a job posted to Vitae right now for a position at a Bard High School Early College. This honestly looks like a fun job to me and it pays pretty well. I will have a PhD in a social science field, and I'm considering applying, but my question is: would taking a job like this mean the end of my academic track career? They are specifically hiring PhDs because the students get Associates degrees at the end of their high school years, but it is technically a public high school. I might still consider it, but I want to know how it might impact my future prospects before I decide. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
Hi everyone, in my regular cooperations with Chinese universities, I have encountered the problem how to translate the job names in german academia into english.
In germany there are (almost) only two positions: professor (with a chair, tenured) and "wissenschaftlicher mitarbeiter". The latter is usually required to teach and to do research (of course, the better/luckier you are, the less you teach). [And yes, there are exceptions like project based positions, there are LBA and so on, but they do not matter here].
I wanted to do some teaching exchange/cooperation with Chinese universities, but Chinese universities would like to have "lecturers" send (and not "post-docs"). My impression was, that the Chinese guys don't want to get second rate teachers, and I don't want to give the impression I want to trick them. I am not sure if I should tell them our "wissenschaftliche mitarbeiter" are equivalent to lecturers?
Does anyone have any experiences what counts as equivalence between germany and UK? (There must be some guys who hopped between the systems).
Hi, Some phishing company/person deleted all the information on Universities to Fear page for some dumb ad about marriage counseling. Can this be reversed?
Does anyone know how much search committees themselves (versus applicants) contribute to the job updates?