Continuing-Track Assistant Professor in Professional Writing, English Department

Newark, Delaware
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, with a specialization in Writing in the Sciences. A focus on Environmental Humanities is especially desirable. We are looking for a specialist who can contribute to our undergraduate major and writing minor, and who can contribute to our outreach to programs in the STEM disciplines. With rich interdisciplinary opportunities at UD and in the region, we are particularly interested in educators with demonstrated interest in building collaborations across disciplines or in the private and non-profit sectors. The successful candidate will be prepared to contribute to the department’s record of leadership in teaching, professional engagement, and service, and will share the department’s commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity.

The English Department is a dynamic and collegial collection of scholars and teachers devoted to interdisciplinary research and teaching. We include a diverse set of programs, including literary studies, creative writing, professional writing, drama, film, and ethnic and cultural studies, and our faculty lead programs in environmental humanities, disability studies, material culture studies, and journalism, among many other programs. We are home to the award-winning Colored Convention Project and are currently developing other innovative digital humanities projects as well. In addition to the English major and several interdisciplinary minors, we offer a strong English Education major that prepares students to be NCATE-certified secondary education teachers of English. We offer as well two 4+1 programs that allow English majors to earn a BA in English followed by an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, or an MA/MPA in public policy/public administration. Our faculty are given strong support to develop educational opportunities that engage our students within and beyond the classroom.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

Applicants should upload a letter of application and CV at no later than November 6, 2017. The search committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Modern Language Association convention in January 2018. The start date for the position is September 1, 2018. For further information, contact search committee chair Dr. McKay Jenkins at