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Assistant Professor, Composition

Murray State University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023
The Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English composition and writing studies.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The assistant professor will teach 12 hours per semester according to qualifications and departmental needs; these may include composition, humanities, and undergraduate and graduate courses. Maintain a record of publication in the field sufficient for tenure and advancement and engage in appropriate departmental and university service. Candidates should be qualified and interested in coordinating the first-year writing program, collaborating with department, college, and university administrators, and assisting university-wide efforts to increase retention and student engagement. Candidates should also reflect, through their research, teaching and service, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Coordinating responsibilities will include a course release.

Minimum Education Requirements:
Terminal degree in English Studies or closely related field required. A minimum of 18 graduate hours in English, composition, and/or writing studies is also required. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Evidence of strong teaching, evidence of strong potential for research and publication, and demonstrated success in teaching first-year composition to students with varying levels of academic preparation is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
Previous teaching or research in rhetoric and/or professional writing is preferred.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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