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Assistant Teaching Professor

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona (US)
Depends on experience
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Arizona State University

Job Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor

Specialty: Rhetoric and Composition 


The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Writing Programs with an anticipated start date of August 2024. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15).  


Essential Functions of the job: 

The successful candidate will be expected to:  

·       Teach undergraduate students in Writing Programs courses 

·       Contribute to curriculum development and faculty development in Writing Programs 

·       Engage in professional, university, and community service or professional development, as appropriate 


Minimum Qualifications 

·       Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline in hand by the time of appointment 

·       Evidence of strong commitment to teaching and at least five years of experience teaching writing at the college level 

·       Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.


Desired Qualifications:  

·       Theoretical grounding in writing studies and/or rhetorical studies pedagogy; area of specialty is open 

·       Experience teaching in-person and in online or hybrid formats 

·       Evidence of participation in rhetoric/composition conferences and/or other professional development 

·       Demonstrated success teaching underrepresented student populations and/or supporting diverse communities 


To apply, please send electronically to:


1.     A current curriculum vitae;

2.     A letter outlining a teaching philosophy that includes a description of how the applicant's experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; 

3.     Three letters of recommendation 

No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted. 


The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Kyle Jensen at: The initial application deadline is March 25, 2024, if not filled, applications review will continue every week thereafter until search is closed.


The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


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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