Assistant Professor in ESL Composition - Continuing Track

Assistant Professor in ESL Composition - Continuing Track
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of English
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Continuing Track Assistant Professor in TESOL, Rhetoric and Composition with ESL expertise, or Applied Linguistics for Second Language acquisition. We are looking for a specialist who will play a central role in teaching ESL/multilingual students in the university’s first-year writing course (capped for these sections at 15 students) as well as teaching and planning advanced writing courses. The candidate will mentor and train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to teach second-language learners, and will plan, lead, and manage partnerships across campus to address ESL student needs. We prefer that candidates hold either a PhD in Composition & Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, TESOL or a related field with a strong background in teaching first-year composition to ESL students. Successful candidates will be prepared not only to teach our first-year composition course, but also to help create programming across campus to support the teaching of writing for undergraduate and graduate ESL students. The English Department has a strong record of leadership in teaching, professional engagement, and service, with an established commitment to developing and supporting curricular, student, and faculty diversity.
The English Department is a dynamic, collegial collection of scholars and teachers devoted to conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching the study of English in ways that are inclusive, relevant, and meaningful to communities beyond the university. We include diverse areas of study such as, Composition & Rhetoric, Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Drama, Film, and Critical Race Studies. And our faculty play leading roles in various interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Humanities, Disability Studies, Material Culture Studies, Digital Humanities, and Journalism. In addition to the English major and several interdisciplinary minors, we offer a strong English Education major that prepares students to be NCATE-certified secondary education teachers of English. We offer two 4+1 programs as well that allow English majors to earn a BA in English followed by an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, or an MA/MPA in public policy/public administration. Our faculty are given strong support to develop educational opportunities that engage our students within and beyond the classroom.
With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted, privately governed institution that enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, with a growing international population.
Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

To Apply: Applicants should upload a letter of application, current CV, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and a model syllabus of a first-year writing course for ESL learners at  Job Reference # 497158 . The search committee may solicit other materials from selected applicants. A start date for the position is August 16, 2022. The review process will begin on  January 3, 2022, but screening will continue until the positions are filled. For further information, contact search committee chair Dr. Christine Cucciarre at

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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