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Coordinator of First-Year Composition Program & Assistant Professor of English

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, Montana
Commensurate on experience
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

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

Coordinator of First-Year Composition Program & Assistant Professor of English

The English Program at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, invites applications for a tenure-eligible, First-Year Composition Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or be ABD and close to completing their dissertation at the time of application. We seek a collaborative colleague with pedagogical knowledge in Composition and Rhetoric and experience coordinating an evolving and small first-year writing program. The candidate must have experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year composition for at least five years. Advising undergraduate students is also required. The successful candidate will support and carry out the mission of the college as well as demonstrate a commitment to developing and enhancing a culture of rigor, excellence, and achievement.

The position requires a credit load of 9 credits each semester (3/3), for a total of 18 credit hours per academic year. With approximately twelve sections of first-year composition taught each semester for a two-course first-year writing sequence, our small program is looking for a coordinator to facilitate monthly meetings on first-year composition instructional approaches and assist instructors with dovetailing their curricula. Courses that need to be taught include First-Year Writing Seminar, Critical Reading & Evaluative Writing, with the possibility of Professional Writing. Opportunities to teach other courses may emerge, but this position’s focus will remain on the first-year writing sequence. Salary is commensurate with experience. The English Program offers majors and minors in Literary Studies, English Education, and Creative Writing. Information about the English program is available at

 Rocky Mountain College is a private, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in Billings, Montana with approximately 860 undergraduate students. The school is dedicated to academic excellence and transformational learning. Information about Rocky Mountain College can be found at Billings is the largest city in Montana. It is a growing community of about 125,000 people located along the Yellowstone River, near the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone Park that serves as the center of culture, commerce, and health care for a multi-state region.

Questions should be directed to Professor of English Nick Plunkey at  or Human Resources, at Applications are due January 23, 2023.

Benefits are available for this faculty position. They include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, 403(b) retirement plan and tuition remission. Applicants must successfully complete a background check before hiring.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and one course syllabus via email as a single PDF to Also complete a Rocky Mountain College Faculty Employment Application.

Rocky Mountain College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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