Assistant Professor of New Media Writing

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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 lcjohnso@marymount.edu. 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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