Assistant Professor - Rhetoric/Composition (English)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Aug 08, 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: 11176

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Brooklyn College English department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, who will serve as deputy for Freshman Composition with expertise in the evolution and current state of composition theory and practice. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate 2-4 years of excellence in teaching college composition to students of a wide range of ability, both native and non-native users of English.

Preference will be given to those with experience in coordinating freshman composition courses and in training and supervising writing faculty. The position also calls for teaching the practicum in college composition pedagogy, required of all graduate students who desire to teach in our undergraduate program. Candidates should have a promising research and publication agenda and a commitment to university service.

Information about our Composition Program is available online at


Ph.D. in hand or to be awarded by May 2015 in Rhetoric and Composition.


$61,903 - $74,133; Commensurate with experience and credentials.
All appointments are subject to financial availability.

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.


STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"
To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below.  Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (published) in doc, pdf or rtf format.

If there are other supporting materials that must be mailed, please send to:
Juliet Manragh
HR Manager / Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College CUNY
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

STEP TWO - Go to
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) recommenders. The online system will automatically send your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


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