Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program

Job description

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-03
Req: R0002138
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Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Writing Program invites applications for one permanent, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to join our community of writers and teachers, whose expertise ranges across disciplines and backgrounds. Applicants should be committed to designing and teaching high-quality courses in first-year writing, as well as in our interdisciplinary writing minor.

Job Description:

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 and consists primarily of writing courses for first-year students (capped at <16). These positions include support for professional development and the opportunity for promotion. Position begins July 1, 2021. For more information about the Writing Program visit

Additional Job Description

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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 via Please submit as one PDF your CV and a cover letter directed to Dr. Erin Branch, Director of the Writing Program, that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, specifically as it relates to first-year writing. Initial review of materials will begin immediately; we will accept new applications until January 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. Preliminary interviews will likely begin in early March.

If access to the Internet is a challenge, applications may be mailed to Writing Program, Department of English, P.O. Box 7387, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Questions about the application process may be addressed to Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Erin Branch, Director of the Writing Program, at

Time Type Requirement

Full time

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 seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/4/2021
Application Due: 2/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time