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Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Writing Workshop

Bryant University, English and Cultural Studies Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Writing Workshop
Job Location: Smithfield , RI
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-08-28
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Writing Workshop
Bryant University

The English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant University invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Writing Workshop. This full-time, tenure-track position involves administration, teaching (2/2), and research. It offers a competitive salary with full benefits. Screening begins November 15, 2018, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Bryant University is a selective, four year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and 59 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 minutes northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.

The Coordinator oversees and teaches in the required first-year Writing Workshop course. Administrative responsibilities include curricular development, faculty hiring and mentoring, student advising, and assessment. Based in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, the Coordinator collaborates with the Writing Center and contributes to the first-year Gateway curriculum. In addition, the Coordinator teaches two sections of the Writing Workshop per semester and pursues an active research agenda in composition studies and/or pedagogy. The position also requires contributing to student growth and development through active involvement in student related activities (e.g., research mentorship and departmental advising). Other service to the department and the university is expected.

Job Requirements

A Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition or similar area or a Ph.D. in English with research focus in composition is required. Experience administrating a college writing program is preferred. The successful candidate will show evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development. Desirable areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, composition theory; multilingual writing and rhetoric; and multimodal composition.

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

Women, racial and ethnic minority candidates, and other individuals from under-represented groups within the profession are encouraged to apply. Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Its commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects its belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. To learn more about Bryant University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit the following website:

Information and Application Process Instructions

Applicants should apply online at

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Janet Dean, English and Cultural Studies, at

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