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Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric & Composition)

Bowie State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 18, 2022

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Position Title

Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric & Composition)


Assistant Professor 9115

Regular (PIN) or Long Term Contractual Faculty


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Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

Teaches 12 credit hours per semester ranging from first-year composition to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization (potential for 3-credit release per semester); serves as Composition Coordinator (supervising ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and Technical Writing courses); develops scaffolded curriculum suitable for students at all levels of composition – including those who require remediation; coordinates ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 mentorship program; expands and extends the reach and impact of foundational programs;exhibits strong collaborative skills to interface with the Writing Center, the department’s Assessment Coordinator, and the Office of Academic Computing; advises and mentors students; conducts research; serves on departmental, college, and/or university committees; writes proposals for public and private grants; performs other related duties as assigned. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position that may require teaching in the evenings and/or weekends.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University.


Minimum of two years of college/university teaching experience. Strong peer-reviewed, scholarly publication record in area of specialization or strong research potential; demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area(s) of specialization.


Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric & Composition, with one or more of the following areas of specialization: rhetoric and social justice, business/entrepreneurial/grant writing, public rhetoric, digital writing and rhetoric, multimodal writing.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and experience in developing and evaluating undergraduate and graduate courses; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship, and university/community service; excellent oral and written communication skills; digital information technology skills, including Blackboard, and online teaching experience; Preferred: Bilingualism in modern languages is a plus.

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to the mission of Bowie State University, HBCUs, MSIs, and teaching-oriented institutions with a dedication to advising and mentoring students – particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

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