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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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Jobs 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Any updates?

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 (2 TT-positions).[]

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

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

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 [[1]].

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

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)

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, [[2]], 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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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 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

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 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

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

Job call:

Deadline: December 20, 2021

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

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.

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)

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.

Jobs 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 [[3]]. Closing date for applications is February 16.Contact Search Committee Chair with questions: Dr. Janet Blank-Libra, [[4]], [[5]].

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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)

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)

Word on the Street[]

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

Any update on the John Hopkins University WC position ?