Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Composition

Job description

Assistant or Associate Professor to direct composition, teach, maintain an active scholarly agenda, and provide service to the university.  Position begins August 2018.  Duties include overseeing curriculum, pedagogy, and graduate instructor preparation for English 111 Composition and Rhetoric and collaborating with colleagues on the various advanced writing courses in the English Department; designing curricula; mentoring graduate instructors, supervising all composition instructors; conducting programmatic assessment; collaborating with university colleagues to include the coordinator of ESL composition and directors of two writing centers; teaching a two-week summer graduate seminar and semester practica for new TAs each year, with opportunities to teach seminars in the Composition and Rhetoric graduate program and Professional Writing major.  All Rhetoric and Composition faculty have the opportunity to advise MA and PhD students. 

The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees in Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature, and Professional Writing; BA/MA degrees in Literature and Creative Writing; MAs in Composition and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Literature; a low residency MFA in Creative Writing; PhDs in Literature and Composition and Rhetoric; and an MAT through the Ohio Writing Project (for more, visit

Require:  PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field by date of appointment; established experience in writing program administration, broadly defined; experience mentoring graduate student instructors; and successful teaching at the college level.

To be appointed to the rank of associate professor with tenure, the successful candidate would need to demonstrate a record of high quality teaching and a series of peer-reviewed publications or a book.

Consideration will be given to candidates currently holding a position as assistant professor. Research area is open with strong consideration for scholars with interests of relevance to writing program work, to include but not limited to: composition theory, writing assessment, writing program administration, curriculum design and development, faculty development, online learning, literacy theories, translingual writer education, digital rhetoric, and/or professional writing.

Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining scholarly interests, fit, and teaching and administrative experience and accomplishments; CV; relevant writing sample of no more than 25 pages; a 1-2 page administrative philosophy (submitted as “other”); and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., a link to an electronic teaching portfolio or sample syllabi and course evaluations) to  Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Wardle ([email protected]).  Department will request letters of reference.  Review of applications begins September 15, 2017. Skype interviews will be conducted in October, and campus interviews will be scheduled for November and December. Position will remain open until filled.

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Posted: 8/10/2017
Application Due: 10/9/2017
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