Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and
College of Humanities and Social
The Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for
a tenure‐track Assistant Professor position in Composition and
Rhetoric with an appointment to begin Fall of 2024.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving
institution, affirmative action, and equal opportunity employer.
CSUF is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus
community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment
within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.
Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching,
research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify
their strengths and experiences. Individuals advancing the
University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose
underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe
and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
The English Department's Writing Program is committed to providing
a curriculum that is inclusive and that will increase our
demographic population of students in the major from marginalized
CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established
affinity groups you can join to support your success.
We are seeking to hire a
tenure-track faculty member with culturally diverse perspectives in
Composition and Rhetoric. Areas of preferred emphasis include
composition studies, strategies and methods for teaching writing,
critical pedagogy, rhetorical theory, and writing program
administration. Areas of preferred secondary emphasis include
histories of rhetoric; decolonial rhetorics; ethnic rhetorics,
which may include Native American and indigenous rhetorics, African
American rhetorics, Asian and Pacific American rhetorics, and/or
Chicanx and Latinx rhetorics; queer rhetorics; feminist or women's
rhetorics; linguistics; literacy studies; digital/multimodal
writing; social justice writing; writing across the curriculum;
writing in the disciplines; professional and technical writing;
comparative rhetorics; or civic rhetoric. The appointee will be
expected to teach a range of courses on writing, language
structure, and composition pedagogy at the upper division as well
as the graduate (M.A.) levels, in addition to lower-division,
introductory, and general education courses in the field of
Composition and Rhetoric. The appointee will also develop courses
in their specialties, particularly at the senior and graduate
levels. Faculty generally teach 3 classes per semester. A reduced
teaching load is provided for the first two years. The appointee
should also be prepared to participate in the administration of
department writing programs, such as writing center administration,
TA training, and coordination of upper- and lower-level composition
courses. Evidence of an active research program and high-quality
teaching is required.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and
creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs,
studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in
the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on
departmental and university-wide committees. The primary
responsibilities of the person in this position will include the
development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the
discipline and the development of courses in their area(s) of
specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach
include ENGL 101 Beginning College Writing, ENGL 301 Advanced
College Writing, ENGL 307 Advanced College Writing in English
Studies, ENGL 590 Writing Theory and Practice, and ENGL 402
Response Theories of Composition among other courses. This person
will also be responsible for producing publications commensurate
with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will
also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and
development of the department, advise students, and actively
participate in the broader university and disciplinary
- Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, English, or a related field
is required by August 2024. ABDs must show evidence of degree
completion prior to appointment.
- Ability to balance teaching, scholarship, and
- Evidence of and/or potential for successful, high-quality
- Active research program with demonstrated evidence of, or clear
potential for, high-quality peer-reviewed publication.
- Demonstrated advocacy for or experience working with
communities historically underserved and marginalized by
educational policies and practices.
- Demonstrated evidence of successful professional experience
working with Black/African American, Latinx, low-income,
first-generation, or other underrepresented students.
- Training and/or experience in composition pedagogy and teacher
training, course coordination, writing center administration,
and/or writing program administration.
- Areas of preferred emphasis include composition studies,
strategies and methods for teaching writing, critical pedagogy,
rhetorical theory, writing program administration. Highly sought
emphases include cultural rhetorics, Native American and Indigenous
rhetorics, African American rhetorics, Chicanx and Latinx
rhetorics, socio-linguistics and/or digital studies/multimodal
writing, histories of rhetoric, decolonial rhetorics, Asian and
Pacific American rhetorics, queer rhetorics, feminist or women's
rhetorics, linguistics, social justice writing, writing across the
curriculum, writing in the disciplines, professional and technical
writing, comparative rhetorics, or civic rhetoric.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated
background in Composition and Rhetoric.
- Potential for collegial participation in departmental, campus,
and disciplinary communities.
- Potential for collegial participation in administration of
department writing programs.
A complete online application
must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To
apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php,
choose full-time faculty, search for the position
531632, and provide the following required
materials: A complete application must be received by electronic
submission to be considered.
- Letter of interest in which you respond to the required
- Curriculum vitae
- Writing sample of no more than 25 pages
- A brief statement addressing your past and/or potential
commitment to diversity and equity through scholarship, teaching,
and service. This statement provides the candidate's unique
perspective on their past and present contributions to and future
aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice
in their professional careers. This statement aims to help the
department identify candidates with professional experience,
intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in
activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these
areas. The statement shall address one or more of the following
- The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for
underrepresented students and faculty in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in
service with underrepresented populations in higher
- The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching
and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education
- The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented
populations and communities into scholarly and creative
- A list of three references with relevant contact
- Finalists must submit three letters of
recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to
submit. On the References page of the online application, enter
information and email addresses for three referents who will
provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At
the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a
request via email along with information on uploading the letter.
You can verify that CSUF has received each letter by logging back
into your applicant portal.
Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Irena
Praitis, Chair of the Department of English, Comparative
Literature, and Linguistics, at email@example.com or call
To be assured full
consideration, all application materials must be received by
October 7, 2023. The anticipated appointment date is August
The College and Department
The Department of
English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics is one of nineteen
departments housed within the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences. The mission of the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences is to educate students to be culturally, globally,
socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically
responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and
interconnected world. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
is the largest college at CSUF, offering 23 undergraduate degrees,
38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs
employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than
7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. The
College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers students the
breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities
and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of
professions. Faculty members in the College of Humanities and
Social Sciences are committed teacher/scholars who bring research
and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs,
and individually mentored projects. The College of Humanities and
Social Sciences is committed to the University's strategic plan
objective to “increase the number of tenured and tenure-track
faculty, with a concentrated attention to those from historically
underrepresented groups.” For more information about the college,
please go to http://hss.fullerton.edu/
The Assistant Professor
(Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994
monthly (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated
hiring range is $6,690 to $6,790 per month.
Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from
paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or
another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).
Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a
reduced teaching load may be available.
An excellent comprehensive
benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse,
domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus
child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state
system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed
description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
Multiple positions may
be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the
The person holding this position
is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the
requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July
21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally
offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact
Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).
In accordance with the California State University (CSU)
Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose
business operations reside within the State of California. It
requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the
State of California.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/531632/assistant-professor-composition-and-rhetoric