Assistant Professor of Composition Studies

Greensboro, NC
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 001510

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Composition Studies

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 1, 2017. The position described below is one of two positions we hope to fill. If applying for this position, please reference the "Composition Studies" position in your letter of application.

Composition Studies, with desirable research and/or teaching interests in literacy and language studies, new media composing, pedagogy, or writing program administration.

All applicants should show evidence of a strong independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. The successful applicant for this position will teach courses in rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate and graduate level, will advise undergraduates and contribute to the supervision of M.A. and Ph.D. students, will pursue research related to the applicant's area of specialization within rhetoric and composition, and will be expected to serve a three-year term as Director of the College Writing Program after earning tenure.

We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages, a 2/2 teaching load for research-active faculty who contribute to the graduate program, and opportunities to develop research agendas, participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations, and teach in a department committed to equity, access, and excellence.

UNCG is a doctoral granting university with a professionally active English department and flourishing graduate programs. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. The city of Greensboro offers an affordable, superior quality of life, with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related discipline by August 1, 2017.
Candidates who have prior experience at the Assistant Professor level will have the opportunity to discuss an accelerated timeline toward tenure prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Training, experience, and interest in writing program administration.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications for the Composition Studies position should be received by November 1, 2016. We will continue to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled.

Applicants must electronically submit an application here in order to be considered. Additional documents to be included are cover letter, a CV, a statement of your research program, a writing sample, and a teaching statement.

Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system. This is the applicant's only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.

More information may be obtained from Professor Stephen Yarbrough, Chair of the Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee (email:

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department English - 12207

Job Open Date 10/04/2016

For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2016

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample(s)
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at



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