Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program

Winston Salem, NC
Sep 20, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Writing Program invites applications for two permanent, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professors to join our community of writers and teachers, whose expertise ranges across disciplines and backgrounds. Applicants should be committed to providing high-quality teaching in first-year writing, as well as in our interdisciplinary writing minor. A Ph.D. in writing studies or related field is preferred, but we welcome applications from professional and scholarly writers across disciplines with experience developing and teaching first-year writing and, ideally, other academic writing courses. Teaching load is 3/3; most courses are first-year writing seminars (capped at 16). These positions include funds for professional development and the opportunity for promotion. Salary is competitive. Position begins July 1, 2018. Initial interviews will be conducted in early January. For more information about the Writing Program visit

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, co-educational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, go to For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to

Applicants should apply online with a cover letter directed to Dr. Erin Branch, Director of the Writing Program, Department of English. Also submit your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy describing your writing pedagogy, and a sample syllabus and rationale for a first year-writing course. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than December 1 at 4:00 pm. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.

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In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States