Assistant Professor of New Media Writing

The Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in new media writing.  We seek a practicing teacher, writer, and scholar of wide-ranging expertise specializing in multimodal digital writing, including one or more of the following: electronic literature, interactive storytelling, writing for new media and performance, composition pedagogy, digital rhetorics, public humanities. The selected candidate will help support a new program in Digital Writing and Narrative Design, to include curriculum development.

In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in their specializations, faculty teach introductory courses within our liberal arts core and first-year writing classes. The department values interdisciplinary teaching; interest in mentoring and supporting students of color, international students, transfer students, and first-generation students; and innovative approaches to pedagogy.

Candidates must be committed to working with a diverse, metropolitan student body; developing new courses and strengthening the arts and humanities on campus; promoting departmental activities; and performing University service responsibilities. The new hire will enjoy a collegial environment as well as a 3/3 teaching load, support for research, membership in the Washington Research Library Consortium, and close proximity to Washington, DC.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or MFA by June 2020 and show active engagement in writing and scholarship. 

Special Notes to Applicants:

Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, a CV, your teaching philosophy, a list of three references, and your unofficial graduate transcripts. Direct materials to the attention of Dr. Leigh Johnson, Chair of Search Committee, at Please do not submit additional materials unless requested. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. First round of interviews will take place via Zoom.

Job Duties:

Teaching 50% (In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in the specialization, the appointee will teach courses within the core and writing courses, including first-year composition.)

Scholarship 30% (Research toward publication in the area of expertise.)

Service 20% (Promoting departmental activities; sponsoring student groups; participating in departmental assessment and faculty governance.)

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