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Welcome to this year’s wiki! This wiki should include only academic positions in Rhetoric/Composition that begin in Spring or Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.

Last year's page: Rhetoric/Composition 2020-2021

Other relevant pages: Film Studies 2021-2022, Communication and Media Studies 2021-2022 and New Media and Digital Humanities 2021-2022


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Full-Time Tenure-Track Positions with 2021 Deadlines[]

Arizona State University: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, specialization in User Experience, Data Visualization or Social/New Media[]

The application deadline is 11/8/2021 at 5pm Arizona Time (Mountain Standard Time all year); and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed.

Updates: Zoom interviews scheduled (11/23/21)

Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina): Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric and Composition and Creative Writing).[]

Responsibilities: This is a full-time undergraduate teaching position with a 4/4 teaching load. Teaching responsibilities include both seated and online courses. Writing specialist with degree in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or related field. In addition to supporting our core Rhetoric & Writing curriculum, the successful candidate will teach creative writing courses in a growing Writing minor. Experience in Writing Center development and administration is also desirable. Service to the department, College, and community, scholarly development, and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected.


An earned doctorate in English and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching are required. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

A review of applications will begin December 6.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and 3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is “guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.”

Bowie State University (Maryland): Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric & Composition)/Composition Director[]

APPLICATIONS REVIEWED:           Beginning December 15, 2021 and continuing until the position is filled. The Search Committee will meet the week of January 17 to discuss applications.

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.

Qualifications:  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.

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; 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.

Salary Range: $62,000 - $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Application: Qualified applicants must submit a CV, a cover letter, a one-page teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, an application, and the names/contact information of three references as one PDF. Official transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required before the final job offer is made. Submissions without an application will not be considered. Email documents as PDFs to Application materials submitted on paper will not be accepted.

To download the BSU Faculty application, go to

Bowie State University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. Bowie State University will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.

About Bowie State University: Founded in 1865, Bowie State University 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 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Bowie State University provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students with ambitions to achieve and succeed. In addition to its 23 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 20 master's degree programs, 16 specialty certificates and two doctoral programs with specific focus on science, technology, business, education and related disciplines. A supportive academic environment empowers students to think critically, make new discoveries, value differences and emerge as leaders in a highly technical, rapidly changing global society.  

As a member institution of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State upholds the system's mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities.

Bowie State is in the midst of one of the nation's most exciting metropolitan areas, within easy reach of Washington, DC, and Baltimore. At the same time, it boasts a serene campus on a 300-acre suburban wooded tract. 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 careers.

Cal State Fullerton: Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric:[]

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. Position is open until filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 2022.

11/22: has anyone heard from Fullerton yet?

Zoom interviews scheduled for the 2nd week of Dec.

1/10 Campus visits scheduled for mid-March

Christian Brothers University: Memphis, TN "Assistant Professor in First-year Writing Program"[]

The Department of Literature and Languages at Christian Brothers University invites applications for tenure track position of Assistant Professor of English with a specialty in first-year writing. The ideal candidate will specialize in teaching writing to multi-language learners and traditionally labeled "developing" or "basic" writers, practice innovative pedagogies that are culturally responsive, and demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 hours per semester (a 4/4 teaching load),  
  • Teach general education courses in first-year composition,  
  • Collaborate with the WPA on New Student Orientations and writing placements for in-coming students, and
  • Engage in continuing professional development, which can include attending conferences, publishing critical and/or creative scholarship, participating in seminars, completing University-sponsored trainings, etc.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in active and continuing professional development.  
  • Participate on university committees and in shared governance.

The Department of Literature and Languages is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We view writing as central to our Lasallian commitment to social justice and community engagement. As such, we encourage a teaching and research agenda in support of this mission. Rooted in the heart of Memphis, CBU is primarily a teaching institution. We strive to contribute to a more just and prosperous community in a city with a rich cultural history and thriving arts scene.


Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, or related field;  
  • Undergraduate teaching experience required;  
  • To be considered for the appointment of Assistant Professor, the candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by August of 2022.

Applications will be reviewed starting May 11, 2022. Extended to May 20, 2022.


University of North Carolina Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Cultural Rhetorics[]

Any updates?

Has anyone heard anything on this one?

Campus visits finished Feb 1. Awaiting decision.

East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN): Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition[]

Job Call:

Application Deadline: November 22.

12/7: Any updates on this job? Posting was deleted.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ): Assistant Professor of Professional Writing (TT-position 1).[]

Job Call:

Application Deadline: November 15.

Zoom Interviews Scheduled for Dec 13, 14 and 15

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ): Assistant Professor of Professional Writing (TT-position 2).[]

Job Call:

Application Deadline: November 15.

Zoom Interviews Scheduled for Dec 13, 14 and 15

Fairmont State University: Assistant Professor of English[]

Job Call:

Application Deadline: November 29, 2021

Update: WebEx interview week of 1/24. Contacted about second round interviews (virtual) 2/1. Offer extended week of 2/21

Florida State University: Open Rank Rhetoric and Composition[]

Job call:

Application deadline: Review begins immediately

Notes: 11/10--Any updates on this one?

initial interviews 11/4

campus visits scheduled yet? 12/6

University of Connecticut, Multiple Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor in Residence/First-Year Writing Program[]

Multiple visiting and in-residence positions on various campuses starting in fall 2022 (full-time, benefits). Accepting applications now. Follow links for details:

Visiting Assistant Professor (FYW--(496336) Storrs Campus (one year renewable up to limit of 3 years as VAP)

Assistant Professor-in-Residence (FYW Stamford--3 positions). (renewable; eligible for multiyear contracts after initial period)

Assistant Professor-in-Residence (FYW Avery Point-1 position).   (renewable; eligible for multiyear contracts after initial period)

Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden Sydney, VA): Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Rhetoric Studio (TT-position with course releases for administrative duties)[]

Please apply via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Notes: Any update on this position?

Initial interviews Nov. 17

Idaho State University: Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric[]

Job call:

Application deadline: December 17, 2021

Update: Contacted for first round interview 2/14

Jacksonville State University (Alabama): Assistant Professor of English, Writing Center Director[]

Deadline: November 4, 2021

Position Description: We invite applications for an Assistant Professor of English in Writing Center Administration and Rhetoric and Composition Studies, a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2022.  This faculty member will be responsible for running the English Department Writing Center and teaching a reduced load of courses in the field of rhetoric and composition studies, as well as speech, composition, and literature, according to department practice and policy; conducting scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement; and engaging in appropriate service. A Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Writing Center Administration and Rhetoric and Composition Studies by the appointment date is required.  The ability to teach composition and evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly potential are also required.  Preference may be given to candidates with a subspecialty in Writing Across the Curriculum and/or pedagogy.  The salary is contingent upon qualifications, experience, and needs of the university.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their cover letters, CVs, and/or teaching philosophies, or they may submit an additional optional Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Department of English at JSU

The Department of English at Jacksonville State University offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in creative writing, literature, and professional writing, as well as a master’s degree and several certificate and microcredential programs.  Faculty and students enjoy a wide range of courses; activities; events; internships; and study abroad, service, and experiential learning opportunities.

Updates: had first round interview (11/30)

Virtual Campus interview on 1/25/22

Anyone heard anything post virtual campus interviews?

Contract offered and accepted.

New York City College of Technology, CUNY: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track/Multiple Positions) - English[]

Application Deadline: Review begins Dec 10, 2021 (will continue until positions are filled)

The English Department at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), of the City University of New York, a comprehensive college offering 60 associate and bachelor’s degrees, invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2022. For the last five years City Tech has been named as a leader in the diversity of its students among all Comprehensive/ Bachelor’s Colleges (North), in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. City Tech is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian America/Native American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the College is convenient to Manhattan and mass transit.

The English department at City Tech is dedicated to advancing student success and encourages its faculty to become involved in innovative educational approaches, including student-centered pedagogy, innovative curriculum design, learning communities, and multimodal pedagogy to enhance student achievement and retention. Faculty members work collaboratively with other departments to sponsor an annual Literary Arts Festival, roundtable discussions, and other enrichment activities

The successful candidates will join an English Department that offers a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing, an interdisciplinary Academic Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and a wide range of courses in composition, literature, ESOL, and creative writing. The English Department has recently launched a department-supervised writing center, and continues to build its First-Year Writing program and Professional and Technical Writing degree. We seek candidates who will contribute to one or more of these areas.

Tenure-track professorial positions carry an 18-hour course load per academic year. Faculty will be expected to teach writing courses, make service contributions at the departmental, college, and university levels, and pursue an active research agenda. New faculty receive 24 hours of course release to pursue their research agendas that is to be used during their first five years of employment. Faculty who take on administrative roles such as directing the writing center, the first-year writing program, or other assignments receive re-assigned time to carry out these responsibilities.


A writing studies, rhetoric and composition, or a closely related field is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution

The preferred candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • writing center administration
  • writing program administration
  • professional and technical communication
  • multilingual pedagogy
  • multimodal pedagogy and research

Candidates with experience teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, and linguistic backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as are those with online synchronous and asynchronous teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of contemporary composition pedagogy as it applies to writing program administration, best practices in the teaching of professional and technical writing, and the implementation of student-centered pedagogy.

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.

1/5: Any updates?

Nova Southeastern University: Open Rank, F/T Faculty, Rhetoric and Composition; Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts[]

Job Call: Higher Ed; NSU Careers

Deadline: Oct 1, 2021 (will continue until position is filled)

12/22: Any updates?

Olympic College: English Tenure Track Faculty[]

Job Ad:

Deadline: 6/3/2022

Olympic College is recruiting one full-time tenure track faculty to join the faculty and staff team in the Social Sciences & Humanities Division. The positions will be full-time English, teaching primarily composition courses, some developmental English classes, and accelerated English courses (Development to Composition level).  Olympic College, an award-winning higher education institution in Washington state, strives to attract faculty who will help accomplish the college mission of helping students succeed. As a teaching-focused institution, Olympic College is recruiting faculty who will enthusiastically support the College's commitment to the academic success for all of our students, including first generation students, students of color, students with disabilities, military veterans, active duty, and dependents, students of varying ages, students of diverse sexual-orientations and gender expressions, and students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. As an Achieving the Dream institution, the college is part of a network of more than 220 colleges, each committed to helping students achieve their college and career goals.  Olympic College seeks applicants who are dedicated to student-centered learning, closing achievement gaps, leading diversity and social justice learning opportunities, and employing data-informed decision making in their instruction. With over 11,000 students annually, Olympic College is a comprehensive college offering instruction in Basic Studies to include awarding a high school diploma, GED preparation, and English to Speakers of Other Languages, academic transfer and workforce education degrees and certificates, community education, and four applied baccalaureate degrees in our two-county region. Job Description Essential Duties

  • Teach primarily English composition course(s), some Developmental English, some Accelerated English (high developmental class clustered with a Composition class), and possibly some literature, creative writing, and technical writing classes in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines;
  • Teach evening, distance, and branch campus courses when required;
  • Provide quality teaching including related preparation, grading, and record keeping;
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes by the first day of classes and to the division office as requested;
  • Provide academic advising and assessment for students;
  • Contribute to development of composition curriculum and student learning outcomes;
  • Contribute to the assessment of student learning outcomes annually;
  • Maintain expected physical office hours for student consultation;
  • Attend faculty, department and division meetings and serve on college committees;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in English with significant graduate coursework in composition/rhetoric by time of appointment from an accredited institution;
  • Experience teaching courses in developmental English (or equivalent);
  • Experience teaching courses in college English composition and research;
  • Experience with instructional work to close equity gaps.
  • Experience teaching English composition and/or literature from standpoints of the following:  ethnic studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, working class studies, gender and sexuality studies, antiracism studies, whiteness studies, or related fields and pedagogies.Desired Qualifications
  • PhD in English with an emphasis in composition/rhetoric or equivalent degree
  • Community college teaching experience and curriculum development.
  • Experience with students moving from a transition/ABE/ESL program into college courses
  • Experience with justice-involved or re-entry students transitioning into college.Olympic College is Recruiting Faculty Who:
  • Background in theory and pedagogy of composition/reading/rhetoric;
  • Background in developmental English;
  • Experience with instructional assessment;
  • Experience using technology to assist in instruction and information literacy - must be able to teach online and in person.
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Effectively teach and manage classes with a broad spectrum of abilities and experience
  • Support diversity in higher education through application of multiple teaching pedagogies and the use of diverse resources/voices, as well as by contributing through actions
  • Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation
  • Create engaging teaching and learning environments that facilitate student success
  • Provide student advising for career/academic pathways, mentoring, and support
  • Actively contribute to faculty team meetings and activities to collaboratively complete a variety of program work
  • Participate in keeping curriculum current
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments in learning environments and activities
  • Utilize a variety of assessment activities to evaluate student learning and achievement
  • Maintain regular campus office hours for students and colleagues
  • Serve on appropriate college and community committees
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.Successful Applicants will
  • Impart excitement and enthusiasm towards course content and the educational experience;
  • Use a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students with various education and language backgrounds;
  • Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation;
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds as well as military veterans;
  • Demonstrate success incorporating accessibility and special needs accommodations via course materials and classroom activities;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the classroom and with other professionals to maintain effective and positive working relationships;
  • Collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students as part of an educational team;
  • Incorporate the use of technology in the delivery of course content and services, including use of the College approved learning management system;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate.Terms of Employment

This is a full time faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and this position is covered by the Association for Higher Education (AHE). Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Evening and/or weekend classes, instruction at satellite Olympic College campuses, and off-campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load.   Conditions of Employment

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to completed the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WB HB 2327.
  • Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated.  Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation.  Please reach out to the HR Office at [[1]] [[2]] if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.
  • Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering and equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our Equity Statement). All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.How To Apply

* Please submit all your uploaded documents as pdf * To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position.
  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Two recent letters of Recommendation

Suggested Materials

  • Syllabi from relevant recent courses taught

Thomas Jefferson University: Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Writing, and Literature[]

Job Call:

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Update: 11/29 Diversity Statement Requested (x3 - I think they asked everyone)

12/15: Any additional updates since 11/29 request for Diversity Statements.

12/16: Phone interview scheduled for early Jan.

2/9: Any additional updates since phone interview?

University of Detroit Mercy: Assistant Professor, Director of Writing Program[]

Job Call:

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Update: Request for more materials on 12/20

The University of Detroit Mercy Department of English invites applications for Director of the Writing Program, a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a specialization in rhetoric and composition. Secondary areas of interest are open.

In alignment with the university’s mission, the Detroit Mercy English Department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for students and faculty and promoting justice in our broader community. We work to support undergraduate students in their intellectual, social, ethical, and spiritual development through engaged teaching, advising, and mentorship. Faculty pursue vibrant research agendas and collaborate on program development, assessment, and evaluation, advising, and retention.

The Writing Program Director is responsible for directing a first-year writing program (approximately 40 sections per year) informed by current research practices of writing pedagogy. Teaching responsibilities include first-year writing courses and other courses consistent with the candidate’s areas of interest. The Writing Program Director has a 2/2 teaching load with an active research agenda and is responsible for supporting full-time and adjunct faculty teaching in the program.

The department seeks a dynamic teacher-scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year writing at the college level. Strong applicants will have a record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement. We welcome nominations of and applications from individuals who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission of providing excellent, student-centered education for a diverse student body.

Any updates? Rejection email 1/17

University of Alabama: Assistant Professor of Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies (CRES)[]

Job Call:

Deadline: October 24, 2021 (review of applications begin, open until filled)

Updates: Letters of text requested (11/2), initial interviews scheduled, campus visits scheduled for January

University of the Incarnate Word: Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric, Department of English[]

Job Call:

Deadline: November 30

The Department of English at the University of the Incarnate Word, a private Catholic liberal arts university in San Antonio, TX, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Composition and Rhetoric (tenure-track, 4-4 teaching load) beginning August 2022. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, specialize in the teaching of Composition, and demonstrate a proven record of effective teaching and research in composition studies. We encourage applications that demonstrate innovative approaches, such as decolonial rhetorical studies, digital humanities, spiritual rhetorics, and civic rhetorics, when studying critical pedagogy for teaching writing and applying rhetorical theory in a multimodal environment. Certification in K-12 and/or M.Ed. is desirable. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to chair the departmental Composition Committee, teach lower-division Composition and Rhetoric courses as well as upper-division courses on writing, rhetorical theory, and technical communication in addition to actively engaging in research and service activities.  For reasons of equity and inclusion we will be conducting first-round interviews via Zoom.

University of Memphis: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication (Department of English)[]

Job call:

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Updates: Any updates?

University of North Alabama: Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric or Writing Studies and an ability to teach in film/media studies or sociolinguistics)[]

Job Call:

Deadline: November 1st, 2021 (open until filled)

Intial interviews: Nov 30

University of North Florida: Assistant Professor of Technical Writing[]

Job Call:

Deadline: November 22nd, 2021

University of Pittsburgh: Charles Crow Chair in Composition[]

Job call:

For full consideration, please send cover letter, CV, writing sample, diversity statement, and teaching portfolio by November 1, 2021.

University of Southern Mississippi: Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric and Director of Composition[]

Job call:

Deadline: December 20, 2021

Update: Zoom interviews scheduled (1/18)

University of Southern Mississippi: Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center[]

Job call:

Deadline: December 20, 2021[]

Update: WebEx interview scheduled (1/9) x2

Had a WebEx Interview 1/13/22 Was supposed to hear back in a week, so I think they moved onto another candidate

Utah State University: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication[]

Job call:

Close Date: November 5, 2021

12/14 any updates?

Updates: Zoom interviews complete, campus visits scheduled (12/17)

Utah Valley University: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication[]

Job call:

Close Date: November 28, 2021

Updates: any updates?

Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA): Associate or Assistant Professor of English:[]

Composition-Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing, 3/3 teaching load with possible reduction for WAC/WID or other faculty development work (scroll down and select "English" tab). Anticipated start date: August 2022. Review of applications begins September 2021 (rolling deadline).

Update: Has anyone heard anything about this one?

10/27: I've been wondering the same thing. I haven't heard anything.

10/27: Request for additional materials (check your spam email folders!!)

12/3: Anyone hearing about interviews?

12/16: Nothing here.

12/17: Zoom interviews scheduled for early January.

Weber State University[]

TT Assistant Professor of Communication

The Department of Communication at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies who will begin Fall Semester 2022.

Job Duties - We seek a strong teacher and active scholar with the ability to teach courses in communication studies. We specifically seek someone who excels in lower-division and general education courses, including Public Speaking, Interpersonal & Small Group Communication, and Writing for the Workplace. We additionally seek someone who has a strong background in and ability to teach Communication Law and related courses. Additional teaching and research expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level is especially welcome in areas such as writing and persuasion. Ability to direct our department’s required internship course and the ability to teach in various course delivery formats such as online and hybrid is preferred.

Required Qualifications - A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, although ABD candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor for one year. Degree must be completed by June 30, 2023.

Full ad:

Applications due January 20, 2022.

Western Washington University - Assistant Professor of English - English Education[]

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 16, 2022. This is a position in English Education with an emphasis in Composition. The successful candidate will offer instruction to pre-service secondary English education students in the teaching of writing and contribute to the department's professional writing, literacies, and rhetoric minor.

Position Responsibilities: Standard quarter system teaching assignment (currently 2-2-2), with specialty courses at the undergraduate and Master’s levels; general education courses and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs; exemplary teaching, including fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students; a rigorous program of scholarly activity; service to the department through a range of activities including advising and contributions to the development of programs and curricula.

  • Ph.D. in English or a related field with an emphasis in English education, at time of application or ABD at time of application (degree must be completed by June 15, 2023).
  • Middle or high school teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Potential for strong scholarship and publication in fields such as writing, rhetoric, language, literacy studies, and/or writing pedagogy at the secondary and college level
  • Ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in middle or high school in the last five years
  • Experience in teaching a range of writing genres such as digital and multimodal genres of writing, inquiry and research writing, public and professional writing, anti-racist writing assessment and pedagogy, first year composition and rhetoric for high school students
  • Demonstrated achievements in the areas of culturally responsive teaching, anti-racist pedagogy, and social justice-oriented writing instruction
  • Demonstrable secondary areas of expertise such as ELL, multilingualism, and/or language variation
  • Relevant professional development work in the schools and/or community
  • Experience with and/or interest in establishing a local chapter of the National Writing Project
Closing Date Notes Screening interviews will be arranged as videoconferences in mid- to late-winter. For priority consideration, applications should be received by January 14, 2022. Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus; position open until filled.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs / Other Non-TT Positions with 2021 Deadlines[]

University of Southern Indiana: Rhetoric and Composition Instructor, FT, NTT[] Instructor in English, Rhetoric and Composition, College of Liberal Arts - F21052F1

The English Department at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure-track faculty member to teach first- and second-year composition (4/4 load) beginning August 2022. Minimum requirements: M.A. in English with coursework in rhetoric and composition and two years demonstrated success teaching college-level composition. Preferred requirements: M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition and two years demonstrated success teaching college-level composition.

To apply, please follow directions on our page to log in or setup an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of that page, you will be prompted to complete a Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach additional documents required which include:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • unofficial transcripts for most recently conferred degree

Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system to the attention of Dr. Melanie Lee, Search Committee Chair. Candidates selected for first-round Zoom interviews are required to provide syllabi from composition courses taught and examples of their feedback to students’ writing. Candidates selected for second-round interviews are required to provide official transcripts.

Review of applications begins November 30, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.

Brandeis University: Lecturer, Business and/or Professional Writing[]

Job Call:


First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021, with first interviews beginning in mid-December.

George Washington University: Teaching Assistant Professor of Writing, with a specialty in Anti-Racist Pedagogy[]

(Full-time, non-tenure faculty position)

University Writing Program

Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered.

We seek applicants for a specialized faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure accruing), from any disciplinary background and/or work experience in anti-racist work (including non-profit experience) to begin as early as Fall 2022. We invite candidates with a clear commitment to multiple ways of knowledge production, as well as a profound commitment to the stewardship of equity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Specialized Faculty appointments at GW feature a competitive salary and benefits, as well as access to promotion. In the UWP, these positions carry teaching and service expectations, in that order of priority. The standard teaching load is 4/3. The initial contract period will be three years, and is renewable following a successful reappointment process.

Minimum Qualifications:

·  Ph.D. or other terminal degree completed by date of appointment (specialization is open);

·  Experience and/or training in antiracism pedagogies rooted in scholar-activism and/or community engagement, broadly defined.

Full job ad:

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Carol Hayes, Chair of the Search Committee, at [[3]].

Lehigh University: Teaching Assistant Professor[]

DEADLINE: December 1, 2021

Job Description: The Department of English at Lehigh University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in our First-year Writing Program. Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree (i.e., an MFA in writing) in English or related fields (preferably with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric), and at least 3-5 years of experience teaching composition at the college level.

The Teaching Assistant Professorship is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The position is renewable and promotable based upon performance and continuing needs of the Department, the College, and the University. The professor will teach four courses each semester, consisting of first-year writing (English 1, 2, or 11) with the possibility of a course release for major service contributions. All first-year students at Lehigh take at least one course in composition; class size is typically 19 or below.

Questions about the position should be directed to Ed Lotto, [[4]], chair of the search committee. We are planning to conduct video interviews with a short list of candidates.

Review of Applications:

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching (no more than 5 pages) to The cover letter should include a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the College of Arts & Sciences.

12/23: any updates?

1/20/22: Virtual Campus Interview for 1/25

Nevada State College: Writing Center Coordinator[]

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Saint Louis University: Assistant Professor (NTT), Department of English[]

Job Call:

Deadline: Application review begins December 10, 2021

Description: The Department of English at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a non-tenure-track (renewable) assistant professor position. We seek experienced candidates to teach gateway and advanced courses in the University Writing Program, including First-Year Writing and Business and Professional Writing.  Applicants should have experience in culturally responsive teaching and anti-racist pedagogical practices.  Applicants will also be expected to advise undergraduates and perform departmental and college service.  Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in English at the time of application.  3/3 course load; salary and benefits competitive.

Southern Methodist University: Lecturer, Writing and Reasoning Program[]

Job Call:

Deadline: June 25, 2022 for full consideration

Description: The Department of English at SMU seeks a full-time lecturer to teach composition and critical reasoning in the Writing and Reasoning Program (WRTR). The position is non-tenure-track and begins August 2022. Initial appointment is for one year and is renewable.

Writing and Reasoning courses are designed to help students develop strong writing and critical reasoning skills. These sequential courses emphasize critical reading and analytical thinking as the basis of effective writing, and provide the foundation for the Common Curriculum. Normal teaching load is 4/4, and the successful candidate will participate in the shared responsibilities of the Program faculty, including making occasional presentations at Program workshops and attending training and information sessions. Each lecturer receives departmental support for one conference per year. An M.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. or PhD in Rhetoric/Composition and a strong background in composition theory and writing pedagogy. Evidence of innovative and inclusive teaching in university-level composition courses is essential.

Applications must be submitted electronically via interfolio ( and should include a letter discussing teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy; an updated curriculum vitae; samples of syllabuses, writing assignments, and graded papers (limit 2 samples of each); official transcripts; and two letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application packet must be received by June 25, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed immediately and all applications will be acknowledged.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [[5]]. Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Tulane University, Visiting Assistant Professor-Cancelled (12/16/21)[]

Position Description: The Department of English seeks two Visiting Assistant Professors to teach in the Freshman Writing Program with a possibility of other courses depending on need. Housed in the English Department, the Freshman Writing Program at Tulane University beings together outstanding faculty to teach writing in a seminar-style setting.

Qualifications: PhD in English, Composition & Rhetoric, or other relevant field; experience teaching writing at the post-secondary level.

Instructions: Submit cover/application letter, cv, 1-2 sample syllabi, and 3 letters of recommendation:

University of Cincinnati: Assistant Professor-Educator of Composition (NTT), Department of English[]

Job Call:

Deadline: Application review begins November 12, 2021.

Updates: Additional materials requested (11/20)

Updates: Additional Materials Requested (11/19)

Updates: Initial Zoom interviews scheduled for 1/6 & 1/7

Updates: Campus Visits scheduled (1/14)

University of New Haven (Connecticut): Professional Writing - NTT Lecturer[]


The Department of English at the University of New Haven invites applications for two full-time positions in Professional Writing. Both positions are for non-tenure-track lecturers who will teach 4/4 loads. The successful candidates will join an innovative department committed not only to providing its own majors/minors with excellent opportunities, but also to supporting professional programs and students across the university.

The successful candidates will work with numerous groups of students in their professional writing courses, including English majors, English minors, Professional Writing minors, and many students from programs across the university. The University of New Haven is particularly well known for its professional programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Engineering, Business, and Health Sciences. Our professional writing courses serve undergraduate and graduate students, as well as domestic and international students. Candidates must be dynamic teachers who relish working with a diverse student population and building relationships across disciplinary boundaries.

The Department of English seeks new members for our energetic and collaborative faculty who can help us build upon our success in developing English and writing as interdisciplinary areas connected to the whole university. The successful candidates will teach Business Writing, Technical Writing, Grant Writing, and Writing for Digital Media. All English faculty also teach courses in our First-Year Writing Program. The successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop new upper-level professional writing courses. Ideal candidates will have specialties in Science Writing, Healthcare Writing, Government Writing, and/or Writing for Law Enforcement.

The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University seeks candidates whose teaching, research and/or service has prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community. Applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship and/or service, contributes to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.


Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Writing, or a related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching professional writing courses.

Application Instructions

All information on candidates will be kept confidential. Review of applications will start March 25 and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted online to Interfolio

University of North Texas: Lecturer in Screenwriting and/or Narrative Design/Studies[]

The Media Arts Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for a Lecturer position in the area of screenwriting and narrative design/studies. The successful candidate will be expected to help advance Department of Media Arts undergraduate programs through teaching four courses per semester and providing departmental service and experiential learning opportunities for our students.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to situating questions surrounding media production and media-making within their historical, theoretical, and critical contexts; and consider the impact of platforms, media cultures, cultural identities, and sociopolitical and economic formations on the production and circulation of media. Particular attention will be paid to applicants whose teaching engages a range of media forms including film, television, interactive and immersive media, and other emerging media, and who will thus be prepared to support students across the breadth of our programs in filmmaking and media arts production and studies.

With more than 1300 undergraduate students, the Department of Media Arts is one of the largest and most active programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.  The department has two undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in Media Arts and a B.A. in Converged Broadcast Media.  At the graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Critical-Cultural and Industry Studies and an MFA in Documentary Production and Studies.

In a rapidly evolving marketplace, the Department of Media Arts prepares students with a wide range of knowledge and skills for careers in traditional media (broadcasting, film production, editing, on-air talent, audience research, media management) and emerging media (writing and producing for social media and digital media platforms). Media Arts students have the opportunity to work for our local television news station, ntTV, or the radio station, KNTU. Students can also join one of seven student-run organizations focused on peer mentorship and film production opportunities.

The department’s diverse faculty include top research scholars and media practitioners with many years of experience. Faculty frequently publish monographs, anthologies, textbooks, and articles in top-tier journals and present research at top-ranked national and international conferences. Our creative faculty have produced multiple award-winning narrative films and documentaries that are screened in local, national, and international festivals and platforms. Students also gain expert knowledge from faculty who have years of professional experience working in the media industry.

UNT is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.  

Minimum qualifications:

·       MFA or PhD in an area associated with scripted, unscripted, and interactive media writing and/or narrative studies by time of appointment. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional credits in film/media writing will be considered.

·       Evidence of a proven record of teaching success in a college/university setting.

·        Ability to work effectively with an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse campus community.

·       Experience or interest in teaching an inclusive film and TV canon, not only reflecting a wide range of content and styles, but also representing work produced, directed, written, and acted by artists that include LGBTQ+, women, people of color, and people with disabilities.

For more information and to apply:

University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Associate in Disability Studies[]

Deadline for submission of applications is November 1st, 2021

Link to apply:

Update: Zoom interviews were held in early December. Anyone heard anything since then? (1/10)

University of San Francisco: Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Language, Renewable Term[]

Job call:

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Updates: any updates?

12/13: First round Zoom interviews scheduled for 12/17 and 12/20

Full-Time Tenure-Track Positions with 2022 Deadlines[]

Albright College: Assistant Professor of English (TT)[]

DEADLINE: January 10, 2022 The English Department at Albright College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or in Creative Writing. We especially encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups, especially African-American and Latino-American scholar teachers. Successful candidates will teach a 3/3 load, with 4 courses per year in first-year writing and up to 2 upper-level writing courses. Successful candidates will play an active role in mentoring Albright students, will engage in institutionally funded scholarly research, and will contribute to academic service.


Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD). Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Journalism. Deadline: February 16th, 2022.[]

Full-Time Tenure Track

Augustana University invites applications for a 10-month, full-time assistant or associate professor in the Department of English and Journalism beginning in August 2022.[]

Responsibilities:  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment, will specialize in composition and rhetoric as well as the digital humanities, and will possess expertise in media innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, the preferred candidate will participate in the following initiatives as set forth by the AU 2030 Vision:

·        Bridge programs, including summer offerings, for developing writers.

·        Multimedia classes and projects associated with the university’s new Midco Media Campus & Midco Production Center, as well as a willingness to learn AVID.

·        Courses and research associated with multicultural studies.

The successful candidate may contribute to courses in the First-Year Seminar program, SOPHIA (the core curriculum, which includes literature courses), and the Civitas Honors Program.

The typical load for members of the department is three courses per semester, plus a course in two out of every three January terms.  

Qualifications: Completed Ph.D. preferred; masters and sufficient professional experience considered. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity expected; willingness to engage in research and service; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a commitment to serving the campus and broader professional community.

Salary: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, statement of commitment to diversity, a writing sample, an employment application, and three letters of recommendation to [[6]]. Closing date for applications is February 16.Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Janet Blank-Libra, [[7]], [[8]].

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment.

Bridgewater College: Assistant or Associate Professor of English (TT)[]

The Department of English at Bridgewater College invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of English with expertise in rhetoric and composition or writing studies starting August 2022.

Responsibilities for the position include teaching and developing composition and upper-level writing courses, including courses in editing, publishing, and writing for various professions, such as writing for business or writing for the sciences.  Successful candidates will also have a secondary focus in American Studies or cultural rhetorics such as a specialization or research interest in the cultural rhetorics of African American, Latinx, Native American, or other traditionally underrepresented communities in the United States.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants will hold a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree (ABD considered) in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field. We seek applicants with strong evidence of successful teaching (particularly of diverse student populations), demonstrated commitment to collegiality and service, and a promising research agenda.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: The Department of English offers two majors (English and Professional Writing) and three minors (English, Professional Writing, and American Studies). Departmental faculty emphasize creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research, and are committed to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda.

Job Posting:


APPLICATION: Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please upload three letters of recommendations or forward letters to

DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications on January 3, 2022.

Buffalo State (Buffalo, NY): Assistant Professor of English (College Writing Program and English Department)[]

The English Department and College Writing Program at SUNY Buffalo State invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in English with appointment to begin in Fall 2022.

Responsibilities: As a teaching institution, Buffalo State expects faculty to be productive in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching load includes predominately first-year composition courses in the College Writing Program with some undergraduate courses in the Writing major and technical writing certificate. The appointee will also engage in scholarly research and/or creative activity, advise students, participate in department, program, college, and community service, as well as assist with the development and support of the College Writing Program, its faculty, curricula, and first-year student retention initiatives. We are a program committed to antiracist pedagogies and curricular innovations, and we seek a colleague who will contribute to facilitating constructive dialogues in the classroom and community to inspire responsible, socially engaged citizenship.

Required qualifications include 1. an earned Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by the date of appointment; 2. a record of scholarly activity in Rhetoric and Composition, and/or professional and technical writing; 3. evidence of successful, high-quality teaching; and 4. a demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in teaching, research, and/or service.

Preferred qualifications include 1. training and/or experience in composition pedagogy best practices, faculty professional development, and/or writing program or WAC/WID administration; 2. experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in technical communication, particularly courses with a focus on grant writing or social/new media; 3. experience implementing antiracist and inclusive practices in the service of social justice and equity (e.g. assessment models, retention initiatives, policies for linguistic justice); 4. experience teaching in digital environments (incl. synchronous and asynchronous).

Appointment: Full-time tenure-track appointment beginning August, 2022. Salary is competitive nationally and includes excellent benefits.

Application Materials: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  Send a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; a brief statement addressing your past and/or potential commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility through scholarship, teaching, and service; and information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number).

Applicants can apply at:

Email questions to: Dr. Natalie Szymanski:

Updates: Screening call requested (3/10), Interview requested (3/29) & scheduled for week of (4/4)

Finlandia University - Dean of the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences[]

For more information please visit:

Position Description:

The Dean of the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) is the chief academic and administrative officer for the largest academic unit at Finlandia University in respect to course enrollments and number of faculty. Key among the many dimensions of the Dean’s role is that of providing leadership for the College’s faculty, departmental strategic planning, guiding academic program planning, recruitment, retention, program assessment/review, resource allocation, and directs the College’s budget and administrative services. The Dean is the College’s principal representative to other units of the University and to appropriate external groups and individuals.

The SCAS Dean guides people and programs that encompass undergraduate study in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Humanities programs. The Dean participates in developing and sustaining the curriculum within the College and is responsible for the review and delivery of General Education, including curriculum assessments, program review, and improvements that serve all academic programs across campus. The Dean works directly with the faculty, admissions, academic support, and VPAA. The SCAS Dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The SCAS Dean is a member of the Academic Council, chairs campus committees as assigned, and participates in other University matters as assigned by the VPAA.

Required Qualifications:

1. A terminal degree and rank of associate or full professor in a discipline within the arts and sciences.

2. A record of academic achievement appropriate for a senior faculty appointment in one of the disciplines represented in the College.

3. Experience at the department chair or dean level.

4. Collegial, consultative management style, combined with the ability to be strong and decisive.

5. Demonstrated leadership and management skills, with particular strengths in strategic planning, organization, data analysis and interpretation, and assessment.

6. Strong advocacy skills, coupled with a well-developed institutional perspective.

7. Vision, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Established record of scholarship in the dean’s discipline.

2. Strong network of colleagues in other colleges and universities.

3. Experience in leading or being a member of professional associations.

4. Experience in grant writing for higher education.

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Posted: January 17, 2022. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Anticipated start date July 2022.

Goucher College: Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition[]

Description: Goucher College's Writing Program invites applications for a full-time, ten-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition starting in August 2022. We are looking for a dynamic teacher-scholar who will teach our first-year composition courses, advanced academic writing courses, and develop upper-level undergraduate writing and rhetoric courses for our Major in Professional and Creative Writing and our Minor in Professional Writing. The course load for this position is five four-credit courses per academic year. In addition to teaching responsibilities, we seek candidates who will be committed to ongoing scholarly research, as well as service to the Writing Program, the college, and the liberal arts. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Job link:

Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 27, 2022.

2/17: Any updates?

2/13: Additional materials requested.

  • What were the additional materials requested? Was it reference letters or something else?

Evidence of teaching excellence, which may include samples of your syllabi, lesson plans, assignment guidelines and rubrics, course evaluations, reviews from peers, etc.

Mercy College of New York: Assistant Professor of English, Composition & Rhetoric[]

Description: The English Program at Mercy College (NY) seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of English with specialization in Composition and Rhetoric to begin September 2022 on a multiple-year track (4-4 teaching load). Applicant must either have completed a doctorate or be ABD in the relevant field. Primary teaching responsibilities include first-year composition courses. Teaching areas may include major-level writing courses for the English program’s new concentration in Writing & Rhetoric, as well as graduate-level courses, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and interests. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of current best practices in composition pedagogy and online writing instruction; excellence in student-centered undergraduate teaching; as well as scholarly achievement in composition studies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of (or potential for) intellectual leadership in first-year writing including curriculum design. The candidate will be encouraged to develop new initiatives around writing across the curriculum to align with the college’s General Education mission. Candidate will also be expected to assist with mentoring of graduate student Teaching Assistants and adjunct faculty.

Job link:

Deadline: February 13, 2022

Application Materials:

  • cover letter addressing qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement
  • names and contact information for at least three professional references
  • graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the purpose of application)

Slippery Rock University: Assistant Professor of English, Writing Center Coordinator and Composition and Rhetoric[]

Job call:

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Position Description: Slippery Rock University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric with a focus in Writing Center Administration at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2022 to direct the University Writing Center and the department’s first-year composition program. Supplemental areas of expertise may include writing assessment of first-year writing and writing studies. Assigned 4/4 workload is split between university Writing Center oversight and instruction in first-year composition. Depending on candidate’s expertise and interest, this position may include instructional opportunities in the department’s online M.A. program. Excellent salary and benefits package.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English—Composition and Rhetoric. At least one-year experience in a university writing center also required, either as a faculty member, staff member, or an undergraduate or graduate student employee. Successful applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching first-year writing both within and beyond the classroom—both to traditional and diverse populations. Candidates must also demonstrate dedication to scholarly work and service excellence.  Successful performance in an on-campus interview and teaching demonstration required.

Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts

University of Central Florida: Assistant Professor of Technical Communication []

Description: UCF’s Department of English is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Technical Communication. The position entails ok a 3/2 teaching load of both face-to-face and online classes at the M.A. and B.A. levels, with the potential to teach in UCF’s interdisciplinary Texts and Technology Ph.D. program. In particular, the successful candidate will teach the foundations course in technical communication (ENC 3241), advanced courses in the technical communication track such as documentation and project management, collaborative writing, and client-based writing, and will have an opportunity to build on the program’s existing specializations and propose new courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive research program and to participate in service activities to support the department, college, and university.

Job link:

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by January 6, 2022 will be ensured full consideration.

Updates: Zoom interviews scheduled (1/14); Virtual campus visits scheduled (2/10)

University of Nebraska-Kearney: Assistant Professor of English[]

Description: The English department is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric for the Fall of 2022. The faculty member will teach regularly scheduled General Studies courses in composition, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in his or her area(s) of expertise on a rotating basis. Base load is 12 hours a semester with scholarly reassignment possible for those who qualify for a 9-hour load. All tenure-track faculty participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and engage in service to the department, University, and profession. Preferred secondary specializations: creative non-fiction writing or Latinx rhetoric and/or literature.

Job link:

Deadline: Application review begins March 18, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.

University of North Georgia (Cumming Campus): Assistant Professor of English[]

Description: The University of North Georgia invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of English on its Cumming campus. Responsibilities include teaching four English courses each semester. Courses include First Year Composition, Intermediate Composition, Standard English Grammar, and upper-level classes serving the department's proposed Masters in Publishing. Service is expected (academic advising, serving on department and university committees, etc.); Scholarly activity is also expected (presenting at academic conferences, publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, etc.). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the history of the book, editing, and book design, and to those who have demonstrated experience teaching college-level courses and on-line courses.

Job link:

Deadline: Rolling, 1/26 for best consideration

University of Louisiana Monroe: Professional Writing[]


The School of Humanities Program in English at ULM invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Professional Writing.  A secondary area of teaching and/or research is welcomed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach 4 courses per semester, including upper division courses in professional writing and courses in literature and/or composition, as required. Participate in the development of the Writing Studies Certificate. Advise and mentor students at the undergraduate and M.A. level. Maintain an active role in research and service
Minimum Qualifications
PhD in English, technical communication, rhetoric and composition, writing studies, or closely related field Evidence of excellence in teaching and research
Supplemental Information
All candidates must submit the following attachments when applying for this position:
Cover letter/Letter of Interest
Curriculum vita

Consideration of Applications Begins Immediately.


Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs / Other Non-TT Positions with 2022 Deadlines[]

College of Staten Island CUNY: Lecturer – Writing Studies (Two positions)[]

The English Department at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York is pleased to invite applications for two full-time Lecturer positions in Writing Studies.

The College of Staten Island is a federally-designated Hispanic-serving institution located in one of the most culturally, racially, ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse cities in the nation. Situated on the 204 acre park-like Willowbrook campus (with a growing satellite campus in the St. George neighborhood), and serving over 10,000 students, CSI is the only public institution of higher education in the Borough, and a senior campus of The City University of New York. As such, the College is dedicated to providing transformational learning experiences and supporting students to fulfill their creative and educational aspirations.

We seek candidates who are prepared and excited to work in a busy, vibrant, and collegial writing program, housed within a supportive English Department. We are eager to welcome colleagues who promote writing as an equitable, ethical, rhetorical subject and practice and who support student agency and literacies through active, student-centered pedagogies. We are especially interested in candidates who desire to teach and learn in a highly diverse community and who share our mission of nurturing a culture of belonging for all. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic, national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity.

CSI’s Writing Program offers a two-course first-year writing sequence, including ESL and co-requisite options, as well as developmental, academic ESL courses. We also offer a concentration in writing within the English Major. Lecturer faculty teach an annual workload of 24 units, which is typically three first-year writing courses per semester and/or other GE or writing-studies related classes as needed. Lecturer faculty also contribute to the Writing Program through programmatic service. This includes working with colleagues and the Writing Program director on curriculum and resource design, program assessment, and professional development programming, as well as serving on the Writing Program (advisory) Committee. Additionally, successful candidates may become involved in future and emerging projects, including, potentially, developing courses in writing at the sophomore level and beyond, and contributing to WAC/WID and diversity initiatives across the campus. As such, the successful candidate will have significant background and investment in the theory, research, and scholarship that supports the teaching of writing and the work of Writing Programs.

Lecturer faculty participate as full members of the English department, the College, and the University and may serve in shared governance and other institutional roles. As highly qualified, full-time teaching faculty, lecturers in the CUNY system are eligible for a contractually-equivalent form of tenure, called a certificate of continuous employment, which is achieved based on teaching and service record and may be pursued after 5 years of service in the rank.


Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.

Preferred qualifications include:

·       A master’s or doctoral degree in Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely allied field is required.

·       A record of success in teaching first-year writing and related courses, especially with diverse student populations.

·       An illustrated ability and desire to engage with current scholarship in the field.

·       At least two years of college-level teaching experience.

We are especially interested in candidates who have a depth of knowledge in any of the following areas:

·       Critically, Culturally, or Linguistically attentive pedagogies (pedagogical approaches attending to diversity and inclusive teaching and learning)

·       Developmental Reform

·       Multilingual Pedagogies

·       Public or Service Writing

·       WAC/WID


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.


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Candidates should provide:

·       Cover letter

·       Curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information for three recommenders who can speak to your teaching and potential to contribute to a growing Writing Program)

·       Statement of Teaching Philosophy

·       A sample writing prompt that illustrates your approach to teaching first-year writing, with a 300-500 word statement explaining your rationale.

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April 29, 2022


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO): Teaching Assistant Professor--Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences[]

UPDATES: Scheduled interview for week of March 13-19 (3/2)JOB POSTING:

DEADLINE: January 15, 2022

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Department (HASS) at the Colorado School of Mines is looking for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor who can teach Composition and Rhetoric or a related field. Teaching faculty at Colorado School of Mines fully participate in department and university governance and have opportunities for promotion.

The successful candidate will teach required HASS courses (primarily HASS 100 Nature and Human Values, a first-year writing course focused on environmental and engineering ethics) and elective courses in Communication, Technical Writing, Rhetorical Approaches, Rhetorical Analysis, and more, depending on the particular expertise of the candidate. Candidates with expertise in the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: Composition and Rhetoric, Communication Studies, and Technical Writing. Candidates should be prepared to develop innovative classes using a variety of delivery methods. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching first-year writing.  

Communication skills are central to almost every element of Mines students’ professional lives, from making proposals, writing reports, to working on teams, so a faculty member who brings expertise in this area will have the broadest impact on the Mines mission.

As a department and university, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and we seek candidates who share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Candidates from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

• Teach and develop Composition and Rhetoric courses (primarily HASS 100 Nature and Human Values) and/or     Communication and Technical Writing courses.

• Engage students through innovative instruction. • Participate in department- and university-wide curriculum development. • Engage in service to Mines, including membership on institutional and departmental committees. • This position will require 80% teaching with a 3-3 teaching load and 20% service. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • The candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) or a Masters degree with 5 or more years professional experience in Composition and Rhetoric, Communications Studies, or Technical Writing.
  • Experience teaching Composition and Rhetoric at the university level.  
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, Communication Studies or a closely related or relevant field.
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching.
  • Experience teaching in the context of STEM education.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating or administering a writing program or a first-year writing course.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY): Engineering Communications Program Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Position in the College of Engineering (NTT)[]

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The Engineering Communications Program (ECP), in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY, USA, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position. This non-tenure track position, teaching engineering communications, is a nine-month position, appointed three to five years, with possible renewal. This is not a remote or online position.

The teaching commitment is comparable to a 2/2 load. For the first year, it is predicted that the newly-hired faculty will teach a regular fall session (Fall 2022) of two 3-credit courses, with spring teaching TBD. Ideally, thereafter, the successful candidate will teach one section of either of the program’s core 3-credit courses, ENGRC 3350: Organizational Communications for Engineers or ENGRC 3500: Engineering Communications. In addition, this addition to the Engineering Communications Program will join existing and/or create new teaching partnerships with faculty from a range of courses in the various engineering disciplines. Through these teaching partnerships, ECP staff help interested engineering faculty to embed written, oral, visual, and electronic communications into their courses and assist in instruction, e.g., designing assignments and responding to and assessing student work. Therefore, our preferred candidate will be interested in and excited to work across disciplines in the College of Engineering to form and grow these partnerships. An interest in communications labs is a plus. There is an expectation that this person will also contribute to developing and enhancing the pedagogical innovations and visibility of ECP. This may happen in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following: professional presentations via relevant conferences or other venues, publishing peer-reviewed articles, or conducting workshops for industry representatives or interested faculty and students at the College or University levels. Finally, there is an added expectation of light administrative duties.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to candidates that have a Ph.D. (preferred) or Master’s degree (the minimal requirement) in one of these areas:

  • Technical Communication
  • Professional Communication
  • Science Communication
  • Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Professional and Academic Discourse
  • Related degree with a focus on communication with competencies in teaching oral presentations and multi-modal artifacts

Additional Desired Qualifications: Experience teaching engineering communications at the college level is important. Additional preferred areas of expertise are Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC or CXC), Communication in the Disciplines (CID), Genre Studies, and Multi-modal Communication. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching experience (especially in engineering) and experience identifying and serving the instructional needs of faculty in various technical fields are highly desirable.

The position and program are a good fit for teacher-scholars interested in cross-disciplinary instruction in engineering communications. ECP encourages teacher-research in this area, particularly as it contributes to the program and enhances communication instruction across engineering disciplines. Funds are available to support the presentation and/or publication of such teacher-research.

College of Engineering and Cornell University Information The College of Engineering faculty at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will foster a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in engineering to apply. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials:

  • a cover letter addressed to the ECP Search Committee
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching statement
  • the name and contact information for at least three references.

Additional materials will be requested from candidates that move to our second round of consideration, and those will be requested directly from the candidate. Review of materials begins on March 1, 2022. All applications received by March 15, 2022 will receive full consideration this academic year. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Emory University (Atlanta, GA): Lecturers or Senior Lecturers in Writing and Rhetoric—Technical Writing and Science Writing[]

The Writing Program in the Emory College of Arts & Sciences (Atlanta, GA) is accepting applications for two new positions at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. In addition to teaching responsibilities in these areas, successful applicants will have training or experience to enhance our team of writing program administrators (WPAs), taking on leadership roles over time. The ideal candidates will add to our team’s strengths in composition, technical writing, science writing, and rhetoric in one or more of the following areas:

Science Writing. Specialization in writing in scientific disciplines, science writing for the public, and/or data communication. We would welcome a colleague to tailor offerings for students in the social and/or natural sciences and serve as a resource for training tutors working with STEM students in the Writing Center. In additional to teaching, the candidate may play an important role in working with natural and social science faculty across our campus in their writing and communication intensive courses.

Technical Writing. Specialization in rhetoric and technical writing or professional communication. The candidate will teach Technical Writing in our existing program and develop further specialized courses for undergraduates in all areas of technical communication. Technical Writing is an upper division course focuses on writing and data science that draws students from Applied Math, the Business School, Computer Science, Neurobiology, and the Quantitative Theory and Methods Department (QTM).

The Writing Program at Emory offers a new minor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Design (RWID) and has an integrated English Language Learners (ELL) program. We also support first-year writing and various WAC/WID initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences, including a long-standing Writing Center. Successful applicants will join a collegial group of five lecture-track faculty, four administrative staffers, and six postdoctoral fellows already working in the Writing Program.

Lecture-track appointments at Emory are renewable contracts for three, five, or seven years depending on rank. Appointments have career trajectories with opportunities for promotion from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer to Professor of Pedagogy. Our faculty positions are housed in the English Department. The program also reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education, as we foster faculty development, support the three-course College Continuing Writing Requirement, and support students across the College and beyond. The normal teaching load for faculty in the lecture-track at Emory is 3/2, normally including some first-year writing instruction. This hire will also have the opportunity to design and teach courses of interest which serve the minor in RWID.

Lecture-track faculty have access to research funding through the College and the Writing Program. A reduction of teaching load is negotiable for administrative responsibilities. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience and is competitive with full faculty benefits. The appointment will be effective Fall 2022.

Informational websites about the Writing Program: First-Year Writing Writing across Emory The Emory Writing Center RWID Minor


Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in rhetoric and composition, or related field.
  • Interest in writing program administration and/or related leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated experience working with faculty and students from various disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Evidence of commitment to writing, rhetoric, and/or communication across the curriculum, and/or writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID) scholarship and pedagogies.
  • Research activity in composition and rhetoric or related field.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in multiple levels of university writing courses, including first-year writing.
  • Teaching or research experience in either quantitative methods or scientific methods, as appropriate for each position.
  • Experience performing service at the department, college, and university level.
  • Experience in leadership roles in a writing program.
  • Experience in linking the university to the surrounding community.
  • Experience with universal design for learning and developing accessible pedagogies and practices.
  • Pedagogical approach that integrates anti-racism and cultural responsiveness.
  • Expertise in technical applications of rhetoric and the fields of writing technology, science and/or health communication, and data journalism.
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of students who are multilingual and/or from historically underrepresented groups.


Deadline: For full consideration, application must be received by January 4, 2022.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (a teaching statement, two sample syllabi, one or two sample assignments, and recent course evaluations and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness), and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio, at: In your letter of application, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and/or your commitment to anti-racism in your field of specialization. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be reviewed.

Questions? Contact Joonna S. Trapp, Chair of Search Committee, Email inquiries only.

Frostburg State University: Instructor/Assistant Professor of English[]

Frostburg State University, Department of English and Foreign Languages, seeks applications for an Instructor / Assistant Professor of English specializing in First-Year Writing and Advanced Composition. This full-time, tenure-track position will begin in Fall 2022. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; University System of Maryland benefits package included.

Job Link:

Description of Ongoing/New Duties Teach 12 credits per semester in first year and advanced composition including writing in the social sciences. Opportunities exist for teaching courses in the successful candidate’s specialty. Faculty will participate in ongoing department conversation about best practices in writing instruction, assessment, and program redesign. Other duties may include advising and mentoring undergraduate students. Scholarship and service are important components of annual evaluations and are required for tenure and promotion.
Minimum Qualifications ABD or Ph.D. in English, Composition Studies, or Rhetoric and Composition. The successful candidate will have research interests and background in current theory and practices in composition studies and first year writing pedagogy.

If selected candidate is ABD, they will be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that the candidate finish the doctoral degree within the first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications Research and teaching interests in African American rhetoric, critical theories of race and writing instruction, translingual writing, and basic writing pedagogy. Experience with underserved populations, first-generation college students, or TESEOL is a plus.
EEO Statement Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU

Deadline: 01/15/2022

01/31: Initial interview scheduled.

Mount Wachusett Community College[]

Job link:

Deadline: March 3, 2022
Description: The English faculty member will teach various courses in the department, including first year composition and other English courses in writing as needed. These courses may include journalism, technical writing, public relations, and other courses based on faculty expertise and departmental needs. The faculty member in this position serves as the academic advisor to the student newspaper, The Mount Observer, and is responsible for managing its production and publication. The faculty member will actively support the department's degree track in Professional Writing. The faculty should be committed to using active learning strategies and student engagement. The faculty member will possess excellent writing and communication skills, academic credentials, technological proficiency, and the expertise to provide students in programs across the college with excellent writing instruction. A background in journalism, public relations, and/or professional writing is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must hold  MA, MFA, or PhD degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or Writing Studies;
  • Three years of teaching experience at the college level;
  • Knowledge of education methods; and
  • Proficient in oral and written communication.

University of Arizona: Assistant Professor of Practice (Office of Instruction and Assessment)[]

The Office of Instruction and Assessment at The University of Arizona seeks an educator with experience in faculty development to collaborate in advancing learner-centered, evidence-based, innovative teaching. We seek someone to research, conceptualize, collaborate with, and manage projects that expand writing-to-learn and writing-assessment practices. The successful applicant will demonstrate ability to support writing as a way to learn and communicate ideas in mathematics, engineering, science, and technical curricula. In this career track (non-tenure-eligible) faculty position, the Assistant Professor of Practice will teach in the Graduate Certificate Program in College Teaching; collaborate with units and programs including academic departments, writing centers, and libraries; design and facilitate professional development such as workshops, and provide personalized coaching to help instructors reach goals. The Assistant Professor of Practice will also collaborate with a multi-skilled team of experts to increase knowledge and evaluate appropriate uses of technology in all modalities. 10-20% of the Assistant Professor’s workload will be dedicated to scholarly and creative interests related to teaching and learning.

University of California, Santa Cruz: Lecturer Pool (with continuing status route)[]

The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for full-time and part-time Lecturer positions for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply: Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, and/or TESOL. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.

Successful applicants may be appointed to teach sections of (1) required first-year writing courses for those who have not satisfied the University of California's Entry-Level Writing Requirement (ELWR); (2) writing courses that satisfy the campus’s General Education requirement for Composition, and/or (3) writing courses for multilingual students. Faculty in the Writing Program have the opportunity to serve on program committees and participate in program leadership and are compensated for their service activities.

Successful candidates appointed to courses in the program would join a cadre of creative, dedicated teachers who engage in ongoing professional development that supports their work as instructors of writing. Approximately 50% of program faculty hold a doctoral degree. Sixty-four percent have continuing status, which confers additional stability in employment (see Article 7c of the Unit-18 MOU). To achieve continuing status, lecturers undergo an excellence review prior to their 18th quarter or 6th year of employment with the program.

DUE: August 1, 2022, then rolling thereafter.

Writing Program:

Qualifications and application requirements at:

University of Central Florida: Instructor or Lecturer of Technical Communication[]

Description: The Department of English at UCF invites applications for an instructor or lecturer of Technical Communication. This is a 9-month regular, non-tenure-earning position and is expected to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 4/4 teaching load of both face-to-face and online courses. The primary academic assignment for this position will be to teach introductory courses in technical communication, and there will be additional opportunities to teach 4000-level courses in the Technical Communication track in the Department of English.

Job link:

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. (Job closes January 6, 2022)

University of Colorado-Boulder: Teaching Assistant Professor in Writing and Rhetoric[]

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The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses for PWR with opportunities to contribute to an Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate, a minor in Writing and Public Engagement, and PWR initiatives related to diversity, sustainability, service-learning, creative nonfiction, and digital composition. We seek a colleague committed to developing inclusive writing pedagogies that foreground diverse cultural-rhetorical practices and engage directly with race, place, bodies, and power. In order to support our diverse programming, we invite candidates with teaching and professional interests in one or more of the following areas: critical theories of race and (de)coloniality; service learning and community writing; public rhetorics of advocacy and activism; professional and technical communication; visual, media, and/or critical data studies; environmental or science writing; and linguistics and multiliteracies. We also desire candidates who engage in innovative digital pedagogy and strive to enhance students’ digital and information literacies. A secondary interest in dual enrollment and high school pipeline programs is welcome.

Deadline: For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 13, 2022.

Lecturer/Lecturer II in Digital Narrative and Interactive Design (English Department)[]

Description: The University of Pittsburgh English Department invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Lecturer II for our rapidly expanding Digital Narrative and Interactive Design (DNID) major. It is a full-time renewable position for an initial term of three years with the opportunity of promotion and career advances. We are looking for a versatile instructor with a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in English or a related field who can teach interdisciplinary courses that emphasize digital modes of composition, text, and analysis in a vibrant new major that bridges English with our School of Computing and Information (SCI). We are especially interested in pedagogical approaches that connect issues of racial justice, climate, and environment or gender and sexuality to contemporary digital modes. The successful candidate will teach gateway courses such as Narrative and Technology and Digital Humanity and more advanced courses such as Interactive Literature and Composing Digital Media. This future colleague will also be encouraged to develop current areas of strength in the major, which include print media, making, and game design. We especially welcome candidates who are interested in extending established connections with maker spaces and labs on campus and in the community and/or candidates with experience in industry or design.

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Deadline: March 15, 2022:

West Point, United States Military Academy: Assistant Director of Science and Engineering Communication[]

The Office of the Dean at the United States Military Academy (USMA) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Science and Engineering Communication, within the West Point Writing Program (WPWP). The expected term of appointment is July 18, 2022 to August 15, 2023 with the possibility of reappointment.    

The successful candidate will join an institution that is enthusiastically committed to developing its students as writers and communicators across a range of different learning formats and environments. More information about the WPWP, an academic program aligned under the Office of the Dean, and its components is available at Compensation for the position is $70,654-$73,111, depending on qualifications, and includes full health benefits.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or M.S. in science, engineering, or a related field.  Candidates should have a strong record of teaching excellence, administrative leadership, and communicating across disciplines, modes, and audiences.  They should also have experience collaborating, and be eager to work within and learn from a team.  

All candidates should be U.S. citizens/non-citizens who possess genuine concern for the development of enlightened, morally courageous, and resourceful military leaders, though military experience is neither required nor expected. The Department of Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and USMA encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial, ethnic, and indigenous groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who can help it build a more inclusive and equitable community.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director works closely with WPWP leaders. Primary responsibilities include: designing and facilitating workshops for faculty and undergraduates on scholarly and professional communication; teaching courses in basic and advanced composition and in science and engineering communication (1-2 courses per semester); supporting the Writing Fellows Program and Mounger Writing Center; conducting a broad range of office and administrative work; mentoring faculty and students; and other additional duties as specified by the Director of the WPWP.  

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be submitted electronically via email and received by April 18, 2022 for full consideration. Applications should include the following materials as separate PDF attachments: a cover letter that outlines relevant professional/academic writing, teaching, and administrative experience; a CV; a representative publication, and academic transcripts (unofficial accepted, though official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate). Applications must also include three letters of recommendation that speak to the candidate’s capacity or potential for collaborating with faculty across disciplines, teaching composition and scientific writing, and promoting student and faculty success. Letters may be conveyed separately. All application materials should be sent to the attention of Dr. Colleen Eils, Deputy Director of the WPWP (email: [[10]]). If claiming Veteran Preference, please include a DD214. Please refer to the vacancy announcement listed on the USA jobs website for official information.

THE INSTITUTION: Established in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and renowned for its enduring commitment to a robust liberal education in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. USMA is the only college specifically charged with preparing young men and women for service as officers in the United States Army: its unique mission is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is commissioned as a leader of character devoted to the values of Duty, Honor, and Country. USMA faculty are federal employees who earn competitive salaries and benefits. West Point is located in the Hudson Highlands, on bluffs overlooking the Hudson River, approximately fifty miles north of New York City.

Job Link:

Deadline: April 18, 2022

Wilmington College (OH) Visiting Professor of English (Composition and Rhetoric)[]

Wilmington College is RISING! Wilmington College is a career-oriented liberal arts institution founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1870. Our beautiful main campus is located in southwest Ohio within an hour of Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Information about Wilmington College can be found at Wilmington College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. Wilmington College welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Wilmington College welcomes applicants for the position of Visiting Professor of English. This is a full time, non-tenure, 9-month position on our main campus in Wilmington, Ohio, beginning the Fall Semester in August 2022. This position is for a 1-year term with the possibility of renewal/conversion. We seek colleagues who value contemporary approaches to the instruction and development of Composition/Writing Studies and who strive to create an atmosphere of inclusive learning and expression. Responsibilities will focus on teaching and coordination of entry-level composition courses and developing underprepared students for success in their college careers. Additional teaching responsibilities within the field will be assigned as available. Within the learning community, institutional service work will also involve reasonable expectations of committee participation, student-life involvement, and recruitment activities. Candidates must hold a Master's or Ph.D. in Composition/Writing Studies (or an equivalent degree in a related field in English Studies, provided the program of study included graduate-level coursework in Composition/Writing Studies) by August 2022. Candidates must have experience with successful teaching of Composition/Writing Studies and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including experience working with diverse and exceptional populations.

Please submit a current CV, cover letter, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and three professional references. We provide a full benefit package including group medical, dental, vision, long/short term disability, and retirement plan. Wilmington College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate unlawfully in employment matters on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or any other category protected by law. Wilmington College conducts background investigations including criminal, work history and credential confirmation on all employees as a condition of continued employment. Some positions may require additional motor vehicle record review and drug screening. Must be able to provide documentation for proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI): Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Writing[]

The Department of Humanities and Arts and the Professional Writing program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (located in Worcester, MA, one hour west of Boston) invite applications for a Teaching Professor of Writing & Rhetoric (non-tenure track) at the rank of Assistant or Associate to begin August 2022. The Teaching Professor track at WPI is a full-time faculty position and affords the possibility of reappointment and promotion.

Job Link:

Deadline: Review of applications starts Feb 18th. Position will remain open until filled.

Lecturer or Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Department of English:  York College/CUNY[]

The Department of English at York College, a four-year college of the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Lecturer-Doctoral Schedule position to begin Fall 2022.


CLOSING DATE: This posting will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 7, 2022.

The successful candidate will teach first year composition, junior level writing and research, and other English general education courses, depending on department needs. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include service to the department, including committee assignments and advising students. Other areas of responsibility may include curriculum development, assessment, and Writing Program administration.

As part of the York community, the Department of English aims to provide students with an equitable and inclusive learning environment so that all our students can reach their academic potential. In addition to offering majors in English and Journalism, the Department of English is home to the Writing Program, which oversees first-year composition, junior-level research writing, and Writing Across the Curriculum [WAC]. The new Lecturer will be expected to join actively with other writing faculty in the development of robust, student-centered writing pedagogy.

The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of new faculty to develop evidence-based, coordinated pedagogical strategies across disciplines.

Appointment may be made at the Lecturer or Doctoral Lecturer level, depending on qualifications. Lecturers have a 24-hour teaching load per academic year. Within the CUNY system, Lecturers are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Continuing Employment (CCE), a tenure equivalent.

York College/CUNY is a four-year college located in Jamaica, Queens, the most ethnically diverse borough in New York City. Our students reflect the diversity of the larger community, bringing a range of experiences and perspectives and speaking over 70 different languages from around the world.


At least two years of successful teaching of writing at the college level is required, as is a Bachelor’s Degree.

For candidates at the rank of Lecturer, we strongly prefer at least a Master’s degree in composition & Rhetoric or Writing Studies or related disciplines. They should have the ability to successfully teach foundational coursework and advise students. Experience teaching diverse students is preferred.

Candidates at the rank of Lecturer-Doctoral Schedule require the Ph.D in area(s) of experience or equivalent. They should have the ability to teach successfully, and demonstrated scholarship or achievement.

The following are highly preferred qualifications:

Advanced degree and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

• Writing Program Administration

• Writing Center Pedagogy

• Student Learning Assessment

• Multilingual/Translingual Writing Pedagogy


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Word on the Street[]

Any updates on the Princeton University Writing Center Assoc. Director position? 5/11 Request for Zoom interview

Any updates on the Williams College Writing Center Director position?

Any updates on the Bucknell University Writing Center Director position?

Any updates on the UC San Diego Writing Center Director position? 4/26 Request for Zoom interview; 5/13 Request for second Zoom interview

Any updates on the Salem State University position?

Any updates on the Converse University position? Email on 12/23 that applications are still being considered. Received email that a candidate was selected on 3/29

Any update on the John Hopkins University WC position ? Email on 4/7 that a candidate has accepted the position

Any updates on any of the Western Illinois University positions? Called to set up Zoom interview (3/24) x2

Any updates on the Texas A&M Commerce position?

Any updates on the UNC Charlotte Writing Resource Director position ? campus visits are being conducted currently

Any updates on the Oklahoma State position? Campus visits will be conducted soon. *Campus visits are done. (2/18)

Any updates on the John’s Hopkins senior lecturer for the writing program position? (4/6) I heard only that they needed "more time" on 3/17. Not sure if that means that they are running through second round interviews now or if they've even gotten to that stage? Curious if anyone else has heard anything since 3/17. (4/12) Received an email saying both Senior Lecturer and Lecturer searches have been completed.

Any news from the two TT hires at Emerson College?

Any updates on the 3 App State TT positions? Zoom interviews were conducted last week. Campus visits will be scheduled this week and will occur last week of Feb. & first week of March. Invitation for campus visit x1 Offer made on 3/4/22

Any updates on the University of North Florida position?

2/14: Any updates on the Texas A&M (College Station) job post- campus visits?

Any updates on the Mississippi State job? Zoom interview week of Dec. 13-17. Anyone know anything about campus visits?

Any updates on the TT R/C & Writing Center Director position at Wofford College? Additional materials requested on 2/28 x3. Zoom interview scheduled for week of March 28-April 1.

3/14: Any updates on the Haverford College writing program position (VAP)? (4/12) Any updates? 4/13 campus visits have been scheduled for this position

3/14: Any updates on the Harvard College writing program preceptor position (since request for additional materials on 2/17))? 4/7: any updates on this Harvard position? 4/13 invitation to interview 5/13 any updates post interview? 5/18 asking again on this one--any news? Offer extended 5/11 thank you for the update!

4/30: Any updates on the Merrimack Post-Doc Teaching Fellow FYW/Honors position? 5/20: invitation to interview.