Core 201/202 Instructor – Radford University – Radford, VA

Radford University’s Core A program is seeking six full-time special purpose positions to start fall 2016. The primary responsibility will be to teach sophomore courses in our Core Curriculum. These courses integrate written and oral communication, critical and ethical thinking, and information literacy.  The teaching load for this position is  5/4 (15 credit hours one semester, 12 credit hours the other semester.)

Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported, midsize university that is student-focused, providing its more than 9,900 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. Its four-course Core A sequence for freshmen and sophomores is a skills-oriented program committed to the development of mature, responsible, liberally-educated citizens.

Additional information about the University and surrounding area can be found at  Radford is 40 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, located along the New River, nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans

Minimum qualifications:

*       Master’s degree, preferably in English, Communication, Philosophy, Library Science, or related fields, or equivalent graduate degree
*       Experience teaching courses that integrate at least two of the following: oral communication, written communication, critical and ethical thinking, and information literacy
*       Experience teaching as instructor of record
*       Excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications

*       Experience teaching courses that integrate at least three of the following: oral communication, written communication, critical and ethical thinking, and information literacy
*       Strong record of teaching effectiveness
*       Demonstrated familiarity with learner-centered pedagogical practices
*       Ability to function within a collaborative environment

To apply:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program at and prepare their materials accordingly.

Queries and electronic applications should be sent to and addressed to the search committee chair, Ms. Candice Benjes-Small

Submissions should include
*       Cover letter with teaching philosophy
*       Vita
*       Three letters of reference from colleagues, supervisors, or students, which speak to your teaching
*       Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations, syllabi, or assignment sheets
*       Unofficial transcripts of all college work

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