Assistant Professor of Writing, Department of Writing, Language, and Literature

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

DUTIES:                       Teach 12 credits per semester: creative nonfiction, environmental and/or science writing, and core writing classes (Academic and Professional Writing) on-campus and/or online. Develop new science or environmental writing course(s). Advising, service to department and university, and ongoing scholarship or creative activity.


The instructor is expected to provide an effective teaching environment that is conducive to student-centered learning in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the University. The coursework should contain an array of instructional materials that recognizes and enhances components of student-centered learning. The course material should also demonstrate a respect for and sensitivity toward the variety of diversities represented in our student population. In addition, the instructor is expected to evaluate student performance and learning, provide regular and timely evaluation feedback, assign grades consistent with course requirements, and assist the program in assessing student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes. We are looking for a faculty member who will build and foster collaborations with other units affiliated with the institution, including the First Nations Center, Public Leadership and Innovation Program, Environmental Sciences Program, WI Sea Grant, Lake Superior Research Institute, and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.


Notes on the qualifications piece:




  • M.F.A or Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, English, or related field from an accredited institution completed by June 30, 2021
  • University level on-campus and/or online teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, professional development in teaching and learning, including online and alternative delivery formats
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity



  • Established record of nonfiction publication
  • Professional experience in science writing and communication
  • bility to teach critical theory relating to course subject matter
    • Experience in academic service learning


SALARY: $46,000-$51,000                  


STARTING DATE:        August 25, 2021


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information visit  If you have questions in regard to the hiring process, please contact Dr. Jayson Iwen, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee at

APPLICATION PROCESS:       Review of applications will commence at 8:00am on June 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Please apply online at UW-Careers ( and submit your complete application packet that must include the following:


  1. Letter of application addressing the duties and qualifications of the position,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees,
  4. Contact information for three references,
  5. Statement of teaching philosophy,
  6. One representative syllabus for a first-year writing course and one representative syllabus for an upper-division environmental or science writing course (include sample assignments with grading criteria), from courses you have taught or would propose to teach
  7. A 10-15 page nonfiction writing sample (one or more works).

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the click here to Register link to create your username and password.
  2. Search for the Search #21-52 Assistant Professor, Writing (Department of Writing, Language, and Literature), position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.

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  • Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  • After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  • Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
  • Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

    At any time, you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

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