Instructor of Writing

The English Department of Texas Christian University invites applicants for three (3) full-time positions as Instructor of Writing, a non-tenure-track, renewable position beginning in August 2022.

Applicants should demonstrate extensive scholarly knowledge of and experience in the teaching of composition/writing that intersect with two or more of the following areas of expertise: Indigenous rhetoric, decolonized rhetoric, decolonized pedagogies, translingualism, African American rhetoric, Black language and literacy, Latinx Rhetoric, Asian American rhetoric, disability studies, race and rhetoric, anti-racist pedagogies, critical whiteness studies, digital writing, digital rhetoric, multimodal and/or multimedia pedagogies, performance rhetoric/ popular culture (TV, film, music), rhetoric of science, queer rhetoric, feminist pedagogy, intersectional rhetoric/intersectionality and rhetoric.

The position requires teaching: 1) 6 sections of introductory level and intermediate writing per year; 2) 2 sections of specialty writing courses for the writing minor and major per year. The teaching load is 4-4. In addition to teaching duties, successful candidates will contribute to the writing minor/major and English department and participate in service duties, including advising undergraduates, shaping the major, and serving on departmental, college, and university committees. 

We invite applicants to demonstrate in their application materials how they might contribute to the writing program’s core mission of providing a socially just literacy education. While diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the current mission of Texas Christian University, the writing program aspires to be actively anti-racist as an ongoing collective commitment. We welcome applicants who are committed to the social and intellectual richness of college writing instruction and who are resolute in advancing justice and equity with it. 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or a closely related field with specialization in Composition and Rhetoric from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment. Teaching experience in first year writing is required. Commitment to and excellence in undergraduate writing instruction is also required. All materials are to be submitted online at

We will begin reviewing applications on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Other questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brad Lucas at

Department Details
Students and faculty in the Department of English at TCU are committed to a variety of intellectual and creative pursuits fostered by the exploration of literature, rhetoric and writing. The department includes a cohort of rhetoric and composition faculty, and both tenure-stream and non-tenure-stream faculty who work together to schedule courses, organize curriculum, and serve on various committees. Instructors are voting members of the department who enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, support for professional development, and opportunities for promotion and advancement within the Instructor rank.

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