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
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.
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 email@example.com for
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
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Norwich
application by November 1, 2019 to https://norwich.interviewexchange.com.
Please send questions to Prof. Lea Williams, Chair, Department of
English and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.