Assistant Professor-English/New Media Writing

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Mar 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Viterbo University's College of Arts and Letters invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in English-new media writing and publication. The successful candidate will teach first-and second-year writing classes, will serve as a resource in multimodal writing for department colleagues and the core curriculum, and will oversee the campus newspaper. This is a 4/4 teaching load position.  

Qualifications: PhD in English at the time of appointment with specialization in composition and rhetoric, journalism, or a related area. Demonstrable experience in teaching written composition, multimodal composition, and directing campus publications. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship appropriate to a tenure-track position. Qualification and interest in teaching American literature (before 1865) desired.

Rank and Salary: Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Nine-month academic year appointment beginning August 2017. Salary is competitive with other private, liberal arts institutions of similar size.

Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has consistently been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world-class education and health care systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.

To apply, please complete the online employment application form at and upload a letter of application indicating interest and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and creative-scholarly interests, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), and contact information for three professional references. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 31, 2017, can be assured full consideration.

Contact information: Dr. Timothy Schorr; Dean, College of Arts and Letters; Viterbo University; 900 Viterbo Drive; La Crosse, WI 54601.