Assistant Teaching Professor in Writing Program

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Writing Program invites applications for one permanent, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor to join our community of writers and teachers, whose expertise ranges across disciplines and backgrounds. Applicants should be committed to designing and teaching high-quality courses in first-year writing, as well as in our interdisciplinary writing minor. A Ph.D. in writing studies or related field is preferred, but we welcome applications from professional and scholarly writers across disciplines with experience developing and teaching first-year writing and, ideally, other academic writing courses. Teaching load is 3/3 and consists primarily of writing courses for first-year students (capped at <16). These positions include support for professional development and the opportunity for promotion. Position begins July 1, 2021.  For more information about the Writing Program visit

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, co-educational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community.  For quick facts about the University, go to  For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to

Applicants should apply via Please submit as one PDF your CV and a cover letter directed to Dr. Erin Branch, Director of the Writing Program, that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, specifically as it relates to first-year writing.  Initial review of materials will begin immediately; we will accept new applications until January 31, 2021 at 5 p.m.  Preliminary interviews will likely begin in early March. 

If access to the Internet is a challenge, applications may be mailed to Writing Program, Department of English, P.O. Box 7387, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Questions about the application process may be addressed to  Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Erin Branch, Director of the Writing Program, at

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