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Assistant Professor of English - Director of Center for Writing

Norwich University
Vermont, United States
Not specified
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English who will also serve as the Director of the Center for Writing. The typical course load is 4/3 with a 1/1 reduction for directing the Center for Writing.


In addition to teaching first-year writing, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach a range of advanced writing courses?such as Professional and Technical Writing, Writing for the Web, Rhetorical Criticism, and Advanced Composition?which are capped at 15 students per section. The Director of the Center for Writing shapes the mission of the Center and its strategic plan, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, develops innovative programming, and engages in reflective assessment practices. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Director is also responsible for ongoing development to include oversight and training of our staff of 10-14 peer coaches.



Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field by July 2020; a minimum of two years of experience working in a university writing center; and, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year and advanced writing courses, commitment to service, and potential for successful research and publication. 

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in the administration of a writing center and experience in writing assessment and curriculum development. Candidates with expertise in professional writing, technical communication, media studies, or writing in the disciplines are especially welcome.


Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Norwich application by November 1, 2019  to Please send questions to Prof. Lea Williams, Chair, Department of English and Communications,

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