Tenure-track in Professional Writing, English


The Department of English seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of Technical and Professional Writing or a closely related concentration to teach courses in our growing undergraduate Professional Writing track. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in writing and rhetoric in STEM fields. Background or interest in expanding professional writing programmatically and through industry partnerships is a plus. 

All full-time faculty members of the English Department teach six courses per year, four of them in our core curriculum, which focus on teaching critical writing and reading skills. These courses may incorporate texts and multimodal genres from instructors’ varied specializations and interests which span across professional writing, film, and/or literature. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active research agenda; advise undergraduate students; and serve on faculty committees. We seek colleagues with a proven record of excellence in undergraduate teaching who can demonstrate potential as a scholar and contribute to our community of innovative teacher-scholars with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

More information about the College of Arts & Sciences can be found at https://www.stthomas.edu/artsandsciences/.


Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) required, or alternatively, ABD (at a beginning rank of Instructor) will also be considered. 


Apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: 

  1. A cover letter that describes your qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation.
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness

  5. A statement that discusses how the candidate incorporates and/or envisions diversity, equity, and inclusion across teaching, research, and service

  6. A writing sample of roughly 20 pages

Applicants must submit items 1,2, and 3 on-line with their application in the appropriate upload fields.  Please submit items 4 through 6 in the Additional Document upload fields.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 for full consideration and will continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the search chair, Dr. Fernando Sanchez (fsanchez@stthomas.edu) if you have any questions.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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