Teaching Assistant Professor in STEM and Multilingual Writing

The University Writing Program (UWP) at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., seeks applicants for a specialized faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (non-tenure accruing) to begin as early as Fall 2020. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

The successful candidate will contribute to our First Year Writing division by regularly teaching the required first-year introduction to academic writing and research course (UW 1020). We are interested in course offerings that serve students in engineering, health services, sciences, and social sciences, and that incorporate best practices to support international students, non-heritage English writers, and multilingual and multiple-English writers.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree completed before date of appointment (specialization is open); 
  • experience and evidence of excellence in teaching STEM writing in academic or workplace, professional, or academic settings (inclusive of the natural science and empirical social science disciplines funded by DHS, NSF, and NIH);
  • some familiarity with best practices for supporting students in multilingual, second language (L2), or English for Specific Purposes writing, as well as writing in multiple Englishes;
  • some familiarity with approaches to teaching and service that prioritize equity and justice;
  • some familiarity with contemporary composition and/or rhetorical theory and practice.

GW is a major research university, serving approximately 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students across multiple campuses in and around the nation’s capital. The UWP is one of the largest and most active academic units at GW, encompassing three divisions -- First Year Writing, Writing in the Disciplines, and the Writing Center. UWP professors collaborate with these three divisions and come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.

Specialized Faculty appointments at GW feature a competitive salary and benefits, as well as access to promotion. In the UWP, these positions carry teaching and service expectations, in that order of priority. The standard teaching load is 4/3. The initial contract period will be three years, and is renewable following a successful reappointment process.

To apply, please complete online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/71355 and upload:

●      an application letter under “Cover Letter”,

●      a statement of teaching philosophy under “Statement of Teaching Interest,” which includes your approach to equity and inclusion, and

●      a C.V.

Review of applications to begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Wade Fletcher, Chair of the Search Committee, at wfletche@gwu.edu.



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