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The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applicants for an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies instructor position. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-eligible position at the Instructor I rank. Duties will begin 15 August 2020 and will be a three-year appointment.
The MHC provides its 1,200 students the experience of a prestigious, highly selective liberal arts college within the context of a robust public comprehensive university. Students selected for admission to the College rank in the top 5% of the nation in terms of SAT/ACT scores. The MHC emphasizes writing, research, interdisciplinary, and international learning, and has an excellent record of placing alumni in top graduate/professional programs. It also has a strong record of success in nationally competitive scholarships. Additional information about the MHC can be found at www.wku.edu/honors.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the Citizen and Self seminar, the sole required course in the MHC, with additional opportunities to advise and mentor Honors scholars. The successful candidate will have a desire to actively participate in the intellectual life of the MHC, mentor outstanding honors scholars, and collaborate with colleagues.
The Citizen and Self seminar emphasizes building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective, engaged citizenship within our communities. The seminar's format facilitates students working in research teams producing reports that culminate in a public deliberation. The successful candidate must have the skills and experience to teach a course that emphasizes:
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Exploration of the role of citizen as a co-creator of public goods
- Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups, and professional societies to strengthen the broader society.
- Developing strong writing and research skills, with a focus on knowledge creation,
- Community partnerships and collaborative problem-solving, and
- Engagement with methodologies and approaches to public scholarship and community-based research.
Minimal academic qualifications for this position are a master's degree or at least 18 hours of relevant graduate coursework. Disciplinary background is open, but candidates should demonstrate a history of, and commitment to, interdisciplinary engagement with a specific interest in civic studies and public scholarship. Additional Information:
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.