Assistant Professor

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190638EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleAssistant ProfessorAnticipated Hiring Range$70,000 - $75,000Work ScheduleFlexibleJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment EnglishAbout the Department

NC State English is one of eleven departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer undergraduate majors, minors, as well as three masters programs (MA, MFA, and MSTC) and one joint PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). Located in the Research Triangle Area in Raleigh, North Carolina, the English department consists of a large, diverse faculty, staff, and student body that prepares graduates for a larger variety of careers.

Essential Job Duties

The English department at North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Journalism and Creative Nonfiction. We are looking for a candidate with a national reputation and a strong publication record in journalism and/or creative nonfiction, with an emphasis in science, technology, or environmental writing. The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be within the English department’s Journalism Program, a minor degree program that enrolls 60 students. In addition to teaching journalism at the undergraduate level and science journalism at graduate level, the candidate will also direct the program, which includes supervising four professional track faculty in journalism, scheduling the program’s courses, and maintaining the curriculum. The successful candidate will also teach creative nonfiction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department’s Creative Writing program. He or she will have opportunities to contribute to the department’s undergraduate concentration in Rhetoric and Professional Writing and its Master of Science in Technical Communication. The candidate also will be part of the Public Science cluster in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. More information about all of these programs can be found at NC State’s English Department ( and at Public Science (

Other ResponsibilitiesMinimum Experience and Education

An MA or PhD in journalism, an MFA, or a PhD in a science or a technical field and a demonstrated expertise in journalism.

Other Required Qualifications

Professional experience in science journalism, science writing, or environmental writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in journalism, science writing, or environmental writing preferred but not required.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date09/21/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, and four writing samples.

Position Number00104625Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.0Appointment9 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID160201 - EnglishAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Short Writing Sample
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/22/2020
    Application Due: 1/21/2021
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