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Job Description for English and Philosophy Department Faculty



(Revised 11/13)


Category I: Teaching

Members of the English Department are expected to:

  1. Teach their assigned classes and meet contractual obligations.
  2. Adhere to the time (day and hour) and the prescribed length of classes.
  3. Assign and respond to student work in an appropriate and timely manner.
  4. Through scheduled classes, office hours, consultation, and advising, full-time faculty shall be available to students at least three days per week for an average total of twenty hours.  Department members should have 1.5 office hours per 3-credit class per week (up to 6 hours per week) with no more than half of these hours held online.   
  5. Experiment with innovative classroom strategies where appropriate   
  6. Participate in curriculum development where appropriate
  7. Use technology in teaching where appropriate
  8. Attain teaching excellence

Category II: Professional and Public Service

Members of the English Department are expected to:

  1. Attend department meetings.
  2. Assist in essential department functions (such as assessment, student placement, advising students, developing library collections, or work on department committees).
  3. Perform service to the university and profession or community in a professional capacity (such as serving on university committees, boards of directors for professional or community organizations, conference program committees, or organizing readings open to the community).

Category III: Research and Scholarly Activity

Members of the English Department are expected to:

  1. Keep current with developments in their teaching specialties.
  2. Continue education relevant to their work as teachers,such as by attending conferences and workshops and by individual reading plans.
  3. Be active in at least two of the following four areas: publication of scholarly or creative work, presentation of scholarly or creative work to professional or general audiences, obtaining grants or fellowships, and paid or unpaid consulting work relevant to the candidate's research or teaching interests with outside businesses or organizations. It is recognized that work on the scholarship of teaching is an appropriate and important area of research..


The job performance of members of the English Department faculty shall be rated:

  • Above if they satisfactorily fulfill expectations of each category and excel in at least one category
  • Within if they satisfactorily fulfill the expectations of each category.
  • Below if they do not satisfactorily fulfill expectations of any category.

The job performance of first year probationary faculty should be evaluated primarily by their performance within Category I: Teaching.

Job Description for English and Philosophy Department Academic Staff




(Revised 3/92; 11/09)

English Department academic staff shall teach their assigned classes and meet contractual obligations (F7.2 of UW-Stout Handbook).

Academic staff shall adhere to the time (day and hour) and the prescribed length of classes.

Academic staff shall assign and respond to student work in an appropriate and timely manner.

Department members should have 1.5 office hours per 3-credit class per week (up to 6 hours per week) with no more than half of these hours held online. Through scheduled classes and office hours academic staff shall be available to students at least three days per week.

English Department academic staff shall be rated:

  • Below their job description if they do not fulfill the above requirements.
  • Within their job description if they fulfill the above requirements.
  • Above their job description if they fulfill the above requirements in a superior manner.

Academic staff on leave will receive the same rating as the one received the previous year.


Academic Staff Retention

  • Teaching Excellence is the primary department criterion for recommending staff retention
  • Seniority is a secondary criterion for recommending staff retention