Assistant Professor in English Composition – Tenure Track

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The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Composition, to begin August 2022. Candidates must have relevant experience and ability to teach first-year composition courses, and should be flexible in their ability to develop and implement curriculum related to composition. Research interests should be relevant to composition studies, in a range of specialties that include rhetoric, composition, literacy education, writing across the disciplines, and/or writing pedagogy.

Teaching (4/4 load, to be taught in person) will consist primarily of the two-course sequence that fulfills the first-year composition requirement at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, with an emphasis on analytical and research-based writing. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to collaborate and work across disciplinary lines, in teaching courses that fulfill the junior-year requirement for writing in the disciplines in various majors. Candidates with expertise in how students learn grammar and basic writing skills are especially welcome. It is also desirable that the candidate be qualified to teach occasionally in related areas such as literature, creative writing, and/or professional writing. 

Applicants should have in hand by fall 2022 a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition, composition studies, or a related field such as literacy education. The application letter should address college-level teaching experiences and abilities with regard to composition and related areas, as well as research interests that relate to composition studies and/or pedagogy.

Pitt-Greensburg is a liberal arts college for undergraduates, dedicated to in-person teaching. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Prof. Martha Koehler (mjk7@pitt.edu). More information about Pitt-Greensburg may be found at www.greensburg.pitt.edu.

Application letter, CV, names of three references, and samples of or links to scholarship must be sent to Pitt’s Talent Center web site at www.join.pitt.edu; search there for “Greensburg.”

Applications should be submitted by 1 November 2021 to receive full consideration, but the posting will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets, and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.


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