CLA-N-3214, Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor

Department of English

College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Composition in the Department of English beginning August 2019.


PhD in Composition/Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or a related field. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2020. Specialize in composition pedagogy, teaching writing to secondary education teachers, digital rhetoric, ESOL, translanguaging, or WAC/WID. Record of teaching excellence in first-year writing and other writing courses. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda. Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of participation in departmental or programmatic cultures of writing focused on classroom practices, curriculum development, and/or outcomes assessment. Experience teaching second language writers. Demonstration of scholarly achievement in composition or closely related field.


An instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year and seven (7) course units in subsequent years. Teach first-year writing each semester and will teach the first-year Towson Seminar course, upper-level advanced writing courses, and composition courses in the M.S. in Professional Writing program as needed.

Towson University:

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s, 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit an initial letter of application (addressed to Professor Christopher Cain, Department Chair), a CV and a teaching philosophy online, by October 2018. Candidates selected for the next state of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3214.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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