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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona (US)
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor - Writers’ Studio – First-Year Composition AY 2024-25

Announcement of Vacancy

Campus: Online

Job # 132013


Position Description

The Writers’ Studio faculty and staff in the School of Applied Sciences and Arts, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, at Arizona State University invites applications for a First-Year Composition Instructor Pool for the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidates will provide student-centered instruction of online first-year composition curriculum in the Writers’ Studio; teach online first-year composition courses during the academic year; and work collaboratively with Writers’ Studio administration and faculty to provide an engaging online learning environment. Course load and assignments are determined by the Faculty Head of the Writers’ Studio.


These Instructor positions are fixed-term, part- or full-time, benefits-eligible, academic-period appointments with no tenure implications. Renewal is contingent upon availability of resources, satisfactory performance, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is Fall 2024 or Spring 2025.


ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and 235 full-time faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.


Arizona State University, ranked the No. 1 “Most Innovative School” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for eight years in succession, has forged the model for a New American University. Year after year, ASU ranks at or near the top of the list in areas that matter. ASU is a comprehensive public research institution, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. ASU operates on the principles that learning is a personal and original journey for each student; that they thrive on experience and that the process of discovery cannot be bound by traditional academic disciplines. Through innovation and a commitment to accessibility, ASU has drawn pioneering researchers to its faculty even as it expands opportunities for qualified students, attracting some of the highest- quality students from all 50 states and more than 130 nations.


To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field, at time of appointment
  • One-year full-time, post-secondary experience teaching composition courses (or the equivalent part-time experience)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Experience teaching online courses
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills
  • Commitment to advancing the ASU Charter


Desired Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field
  • Experience designing first-year composition courses
  • Experience teaching asynchronous online composition or writing-intensive courses
  • Evidence of experience with multimodal composition
  • Evidence of activities consistent with the ASU Charter and Design Aspirations


Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit ( Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete applications must contain the following:


1.A letter of interest that:

  • Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
  • Outlines your teaching philosophy

2.Current curriculum vitae

3.Supplemental materials (no more than 10-pages) to include evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observations, and annual evaluations; a statement of teaching philosophy will not be sufficient[MOU1] )

4.Information for three professional references (name, organization, position title, e-mail, phone number)


The initial application deadline is March 8, 2024, at 5:00p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. If you have position-related questions, please contact Dr. Michelle Stuckey at For application process-related questions, please contact


Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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