Open Rank - Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The English Department Writing Program of Northeastern University seeks to fill two benefits-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track positions for Assistant or Associate Teaching Professors, beginning in fall 2021. The NU Writing Program is an award-winning program that serves first-year and upper-level students. The program, which includes more than 75 full-time, part-time, and graduate student teachers, offers community-based teaching opportunities as well as a number of professional development activities. Assistant or Associate Teaching Professors teach first-year and advanced writing courses, including courses in writing for the social sciences, the sciences, the health professions, the engineering and computer science professions, and the business profession. Teaching Professors are eligible for promotion and hold leadership positions at all levels of faculty governance. Applications received by April 30 can be assured the fullest review.

Full-time teaching load is three courses per semester. In addition to teaching, Teaching Professors are expected to serve on various department, college, and university committees and to pursue professional development opportunities. This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts

Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field required by the appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and will have expertise in areas of writing in the disciplines, online instruction, community engagement, anti-racist or decolonial pedagogy, multilingual writing, and/or working with digital media.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

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Additional Information:
To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and diversity and equity statement. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Mya Poe, Search Committee Chair,

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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