Assistant and Associate Professor (2 positions) - Composition & Rhetoric (English)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 07, 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: 8957

Regular/Temporary: Regular



The English Department of the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a search for two positions in Composition and Rhetoric: one at the tenure-track assistant level and one at the associate level.  We seek two early- to mid-career composition and rhetoric professors to teach lower-division writing courses, upper division language, writing, and/or literature courses in the English major, and graduate courses in our M.A. in Language and Literacy, a master's program that prepares individuals to teach adults in college, workplace, college preparatory programs, and English language learning programs. The newly hired composition faculty will work cooperatively with English Department faculty to administer our undergraduate expository writing program; develop writing curricula; supervise and mentor part-time instructors; and possibly participate in writing-across-the-curriculum program administration. Candidates should have a strong interest in teacher preparation, both for administering our undergraduate programs and as a graduate professor of Language and Literacy courses. Desirable areas of expertise include (but are not restricted to) sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines or professions, composition pedagogy, basic writing, literacy studies, digital literacies, and adult learning. The positions begin Fall 2014.

One of our nation's greatest democratic experiments, The City College of New York was conceived in 1847 to educate "the children of the whole people." Since its founding, it has provided free or low-cost, high-quality education in a wide variety of disciplines, producing more Nobel laureates than any other public institution in the United States. Set on a striking 35-acre hilltop campus in upper Manhattan, CCNY enrolls each year more than 16,000 students who pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education; and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in composition and/or rhetoric completed by September 2014; record or potential of distinguished scholarship; evidence of outstanding teaching; commitment to research, teaching, and service; and leadership potential.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please send cover letter, CV, writing sample, and teaching portfolio including at least two teaching evaluations (reports from faculty observers or survey questionnaire reports from students), at least two samples of syllabi used in recently taught courses, and a statement of teaching philosophy. We will request dossiers after our initial screening. Submit your application online (Job Opening ID 8957) at (Please upload as a single PDF document.)



Review of applications begins October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


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