Professor of Practice and Writing Program Assistant Director

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Professor of Practice and Writing Program Assistant Director

Job Number: 678
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty

Position Title & Department:

Professor of Practice and Writing Program Assistant Director, Writing Program, English DepartmentPosting #


Department Description:

The Writing Program at the University of San Diego recognizes that writing is vital to a broad- based, liberal arts education. Our goal is to welcome all members of the University into an on-going conversation about writing in the disciplines and across communities.

The program houses the USD Writing Center and supports writing courses offered across the University through workshops and consultations with faculty who are revising writing assignments, re-thinking learning outcomes, and developing the role writing plays in their courses.

The English Department offers a dynamic study of literature across historical periods, geographical boundaries and diverse political and social contexts.

Detailed Description:

The Department of English and the Writing Program at the University of San Diego invite applications for a Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the Writing Program position. This full-time, non-tenure track Professor of Practice position will begin September 1, 2019. The position includes a competitive salary, benefits, and opportunity to work with experienced colleagues and mentors. The University of San Diego is an independent, Catholic institution grounded in a liberal arts tradition.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in writing program administration and writing program assessment, as well as experience teaching technical and professional writing, digital writing, or multilingual writing. Please visit our website for more information about the Writing Program:

Job Requirements:

Full-time Professor of Practice positions carry a 4/4 teaching load, but the faculty member in this position will have two courses of re-assigned time to allow time for administrative duties (effectively, a 3/3 teaching load). The successful candidate will show evidence of teaching excellence and a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom, department, and campus community.

The position requires a master’s degree in composition/rhetoric or related field. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric will be given priority consideration.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three scholarly or professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for first year writing and upper-division writing courses, and a recent set of teaching evaluations. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

We will begin reviewing application materials on March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: [email protected]

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: January 14, 2019 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: March 10, 2019 Pacific Daylight Time

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Posted: 1/29/2019
Application Due: 3/10/2019
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