Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric & Composition)

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric & Composition)

Rank :

Assistant Professor 9115

Regular (PIN) or Long Term Contractual Faculty:


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Duties and Responsibilities :

Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from first-year composition to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization (potential for 3-credit release per semester); serves as Composition Coordinator (supervising ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and Technical Writing courses); develops scaffolded curriculum suitable for students at all levels of composition – including those who require remediation; coordinates ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 mentorship program; expands and extends the reach and impact of foundational programs; exhibits strong collaborative skills to interface with the Writing Center, the department’s Assessment Coordinator, and the Office of Academic Computing; advises and mentors students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Conditions of Employment:

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University.


Minimum of two years of college/university teaching experience. Strong peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in area of specialization or strong research potential; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area(s) of specialization.


Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric & Composition, with one or more of the following areas of specialization: rhetoric and social justice, business/entrepreneurial/grant writing, public rhetoric, digital writing and rhetoric, multimodal writing.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

Knowledge and experience in developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service; excellent oral and written communication skills; digital information technology skills, including Blackboard, and online teaching experience; Preferred: Bilingualism in modern languages is a plus.

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the mission of Bowie State University, HBCUs, MSIs, and teaching-oriented institutions with a dedication to advising and mentoring students – particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.





Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. In addition to its 25 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 30 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA

We invite you to take a closer look at Bowie State; you will like what you see.



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