Academic Jobs Wiki

If you wish, please feel free to use this page to share information about salaries offered for positions in Rhetoric and Composition. This would be helpful to all current and future seekers. If you're willing to do this, make a note of the kind of job, the level (asst/assoc/full), the region, the kind of university, the salary, and any very significant perks/incentives (if any), male or female, and if you negotiated.

  • Example: "Assistant Prof TT, South, Public University, $62,500 9 month contract, + summer teaching extra, $5,500 moving, $5000 startup, female (negotiated moving expense)"

See Rhetoric/Composition Salaries 2013-14, Rhetoric/Composition Salaries 2012-13, AND Rhetoric/Composition Positions and Salaries 2011-12  for results from the last several seasons.

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AY = Academic Year

Salaries for TT Jobs starting in AY 2014-15 - Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Rhet/Comp[]

  • Asst. Prof, TT, SLAC, Midwest, 4/4, $46,000 salary. Failed negotiation for more. $2000 moving reimbursement (negotiated up from $1500). Conference/conference travel paid. Optional summer teaching at 10% of salary. Failed to negotiate campus job for partner.
  • Assistant Prof, TT, R1, Southeast, Public, 2/2, no admin duties escept comp committee, $55,000 salary, $2,500 relocation reimbursement, one semester research sabbatical pre-tenure, non-competitive and competitive research support for summer, summer teaching option at 11% of salary, new IT startup package. Female. (negotiated salary)
  • Assistant Prof/WC director, TT, Midwest, Public (standard 4/4 load; teach 3/3 due to administrative course release), $51,000 salary, $3,000 moving reimbursement, $3,500 startup for writing center tech enhancement, and computer. Female. Negotiated salary, moving, temp course reduction, and startup.
  • Asst Prof, TT, Southern, Public, $52,000, 10 month, temp 3/3 course reduction, 4/3 thereafter with course reassignment (for WPA work), no moving expenses or salary negotiation. Female.
  • Assistant Prof, TT, Southern, Public, 4/4 with summer teaching opportunities, $49,500 salary, no moving expenses or salary negotiation due to state regulations. Female.
  • Assistant Prof, TT, Southern, Public, $57k salary, 3/3 with summer teaching option, $1500 moving, $3000 annual travel. Female. (negotiated salary, moving, pre-tenure course release, research support, new technology). 
  • Assistant Prof, TT, Southern, Public, $57K salary, 3/3 with summer teaching option, $1000 moving. Male. 
  • Assistant Prof, TT, West, Public, $63K salary, 2/2 with three-course release pre-tenure, $4K moving reimbursement, $3K annual research account for first three years, $1K annual travel, technology up to $2K. Negotiated salary, additional pre-tenure course release. Female.
  • Asst Prof/WPA, Midwest, Public. $60,000, $3,000 moving, $2500 startup, 1/1 years 1,3, 5 and 2/1 otherwise, computer. Female. Negotiated salary, moving, startup, course release.
  • Asst Prof, TT, Northwest, Public. $56,800, $1,500 moving, $1,600 annual travel, 3/3 years 1 and 2, 4/4 otherwise. Computer. Male.
  • Asst Prof/Associate WPA, TT, South, Public. $64,000, $3,000 moving, $10,000 startup, 1/1 in year 1, 2/1 otherwise. Negotiated salary, course release, and startup. Male. 
  • Adv Asst, TT, Northeast, Private, $65,000 (stated as non-negotiable), 9 month, 3/2 teaching, $24K startup (negotiated w/budget proposal), course release negotiation unsuccessful (for WPA work), $2K annual for conferences, technology upgrades every 5 years, summer teaching $5K (optional). Male.   
  • Asst Prof, TT, West, Public, $56,800 salary, 4/4 (3/3 load first 2 yrs), $1500 moving, $1600 annual travel/research first 2 yrs, computer. (Unable to negotiate lectureship for partner.) Female.
  • Asst. Prof, TT, Southwest, Public. $65,000 salary (negotiated up from $62K), 2/2 (1/1 load first year; 3 semesters of course-release pre-tenure; 1/1 after tenure for WPA work). $3500 moving. Dept. pays flights for conferences. $15,000 startup over 3 years (with budget proposal; negotiated up from $10K over 2 years). $3200 tailored technology package (negotiated). One-time $3200 travel budget for invited presentation at international conference (negotiated). 1 GRA for 2 semesters (negotiated). Optional summer teaching ($6,000), May-mester ($5,000), Winter-mester teaching ($5,000). Female.
  • Asst Prof, TT, Southwest, Public. $49.5 salary, neg up. 3/3 for first two years, then 4/4. $5000 moving expenses, $2000 research startup for first two years. Summer teach possible. Male.
  • Instructor, TT, Midwest community college, public, $63,000 salary, 5/5, $1K research, $5K professional development, optional summer teaching ($7K), male.

Salaries for TT Technical/Professional Writing Positions starting in AY 2014-15[]

Please format as follows: Title, TT or NTT, Area, Institution Type/Course Load, Salary, Moving Expense Reimbursement, Start-up (if any).

  • Assistant Prof, TT, South, Private small, 3/3, 55K (negotiated up 1K), 2K moving, no Start-up, summer stipend for the first year, 2 course reduction before tenure, new computer, 1.7K travel fund per year
  • Assistant Prof, TT, Southern, Public, $53,000 salary, 4/4 with summer teaching option; $4,000 moving; course release during year one and two; computer. Female. Negotiated salary and course release. 
  • Assistant Prof, TT, West, R1, 3/3, 60K, 5K moving, househunting trip, 3K computer budget with new computer every 3-4 years, 3K summer research fellowship, 1.3K travel fund per year. Female.

Salaries for WPA Positions starting in AY 2014-15[]

Please format as follows: Title, TT or NTT, Salary, Area, Institution Type/Course Load, Moving Expense Reimbursement, Start-up (if any).

Salaries for VAP / Lecturer [non-TT] Postions starting in AY 2014-15[]

  • VAP, Renewable, South, Public Regional, 4/4, 40K, no additional expenses paid.
  • VAP, Renewable, Midwest, Public Regional, 4/4, 35K, no additional expenses paid.
  • Lecturer (NTT), Renewable, South, Public, 4/4 36K, 1500 moving costs
  • Lecturer (NTT), Renewable, Northeast, Private, 3/3, 50K, 1K/year research fund, laptop.
  • Lecturer (NTT), Renewable, Northeast, Private, 3/3, 50K, 1K/year research fund, laptop.
  • VAP, Renewable, Midwest, Public, 2/3, 53K, 2K/year research fund.
  • Postdoc, Renewable, West, Public, 2/2, 43K, 1K moving,laptop, 1.2K travel fund per year.
  • VAP, Renewable, Southwest, Public land-grant, 3/3, 48K, computer, $500 relocation, unlimited donuts.
  • Lecturer (NTT), Renewable, West, Private, 2/2, 66K, laptop, 2K/year research fund.
  • Assistant Teaching Professor (NTT), renewable 2-year contract, South, private liberal arts, 3/3, 47K neg. up 1K, at least 2500K for research/travel, laptop, private office with a window! Female. 

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