Associate Professor - Composition & Rhetoric

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jan 14, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9621

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of English at the College of Staten Island, a senior college of The City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric at the rank of associate professor beginning September 2014. The person appointed will serve as coordinator of the writing program on a rotating basis. The successful applicant will be responsible for staffing, supervising, and supporting the adjunct writing faculty for first-year writing courses and will collaborate with other coordinators involved with writing across campus, including Writing Across the Curriculum, ESL, and the campus Writing Center.


Candidates must hold a doctorate with a specialization in composition, rhetoric, or a comparable area and have demonstrated ability in writing program administration. Successful candidates will display scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of associate professor in rhetoric, composition, or program administration. We are particularly interested in applicants who have worked with diverse student populations similar to those at the College of Staten Island. Applicants must have competence in one or more of the following areas:  writing program administration, basic writing, digital literacies, writing across the curriculum, rhetorical approaches to writing, and literacy studies.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Salary is commensurate with experience.


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Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample (not to exceed 40 pages), a sample syllabus, a statement of scholarly interests, and a statement of pedagogic and administrative philosophy by January 15, 2014.


January 15, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed as received until the closing date.


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