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)"

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Salaries for TT Jobs starting in AY 2016-17 - Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Rhet/Comp[]

  • Assistant Prof TT, Midwest, Private Liberal Arts College, $65K, 9 month contract, 3-2 with one course release for first 3 years, pre-tenure sabbatical, $3,000 moving, $7,000 startup, female
  • Assistant Prof TT, South, R2, $54,000, 9 month contract, 3-2, $7000 startup, female
  • Assistant Prof TT, East, Private SLAC, $57,000, 12 month contract, 4-3, $2,250 pre-employment travel/professional development, $2,000 moving, $1,250 yearly travel, male. Salary negotiation rejected.
  • Assistant Prof TT, East, Private SLAC, $57,000, 12 month contract, 3-3, $3,000 moving, $3,000 professional development/start up, $750 professional development funds starting year 2. Female.
  • Assistant Prof TT, South East, Private HBCU, $56,000, 9 month contract, 4-5,  $2,000 moving, $750 yearly travel, female. 
  • Assistant Prof TT, North East, State Technical College, $75,000, 12 month contract, 4-4, male. 

Salaries for TT Technical/Professional Writing Positions starting in AY 2016-17[]

  • Assistant Prof TT, Southeast, R1, $61k, 9 month contract, 2/2, 1 semester pre-tenure sabattical, $6k moving, $15k startup, male.
  • Assistant Prof TT, Northeast, Regional Public U, $67K (negotiated), 9 month contract, 4/4, $6K start-up (over 2 years), Computer, $1K yearly conference travel, no moving funds (state restriction), summer teaching extra, female
  • Assistant Prof TT, Midwest, Regional Public U, $62K (union), 9 month contract, 3/2 (first year, 3/3 thereafter), $2500 startup, no moving (state regulations), $1500/year prof development, summer teaching extra, female

Salaries for WPA Positions starting in AY 2016-17[]

Salaries for VAP / Lecturer [non-TT] Positions starting in AY 2016-17[]

  • NW public branch, small city, Permanent promotion track (female ABD), 3/3/4, $41 (negotiated) + $2K travel per year, $600 in state travel per year, $5K moving, health insurance and matching retirement, computer, househunting expenses covered, in charge of teaching schedule
  • NE R1, renewable multi-year, 3/3, $62K (negotiated), $1500 moving, computer, health insurance, other sundries.

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