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Assistant Professor of English (Writing Specialist)

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of English (Writing Specialist)
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The English Department at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track writing specialist at the rank of assistant professor commencing August 2018.

Application deadline: November 3, 2017.

Essential Duties

Teaching responsibilities include first-year writing courses as well as writing courses at all levels. Pre-tenure teaching load: 1-2.

Administrative responsibilities include providing support for first-year writing instructors, including training, supervision, assessment, and personnel decisions in consultation with the English department; collaborating with English faculty in redesigning PC’s Writing Program; serving as lead coordinator for campus-wide Writing Proficiency courses in the core curriculum; and collaborating with the Writing Center to provide professional development opportunities to faculty teaching writing-intensive courses across the curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates who can help faculty develop effective tools to promote the success of historically underserved students: low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

Education and Experience Required

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition from an accredited institution.

Candidates should possess a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogical practice and excellence in undergraduate writing instruction, the ability to establish a strong scholarly publication record, a willingness to be active in service to the college and the community, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Prior experience in Writing Program administration preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F17P
Open Date 09/08/2017
Close Date 11/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Full consideration of application if received by: 11/03/2017
Instructions to candidates

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, c.v., transcripts, a 20-page writing sample, and the names and email addresses of 3 reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes; however, official transcripts would be required upon employment.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Cultural and intellectual pluralism is central to the excellence of our academic program, and we strive to attract a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document