Assistant or Associate Professor - Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of English at West Virginia University seeks an advanced assistant professor or an associate professor in rhetoric and composition to serve as the department’s Undergraduate Writing Coordinator starting August 2021. We have established writing programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and we seek candidates eager to help us expand our programs. This position will coordinate WVU’s required English courses (first-year composition and a course in research and argument). The coordinator works in collaboration with other full-time faculty members and with the support of graduate assistants. The coordinator is responsible for the undergraduate writing curriculum and the professional development of new instructors in an August workshop. In addition to running the workshop, the teaching load is 1-1.

The position requires a doctorate degree in English, Composition, Rhetoric, or a related field and a strong research agenda. Other requirements include substantial experience teaching writing at the college level; demonstrated teaching excellence; familiarity with online teaching technologies; familiarity with inclusive pedagogy practices; familiarity with writing program administration; and excellent written and oral communication skills.

WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh to the north, Cleveland and Columbus to the west, and Charlotte to the south, making it an ideal place to live and work. Morgantown has been ranked as the Number One Small City in America by BizJounals and the 5th Best Small Metro Area by Forbes.

To apply, please visit and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a cover letter, C.V., and names and contact information for three referees. Initial review will begin October 30, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. We will acknowledge all applications and plan to conduct interviews via Zoom. Questions can be sent to:

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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