Assistant Professor - English - Writing Studies (Revised March 10, 2022)

Job ID: 23748

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The English Department at Kingsborough Community College, of the City University of New York, a vibrant educational and scholarly community, seeks a full-time specialist in composition & rhetoric/writing studies at the Assistant Professor rank. This appointment shall be effective for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Founded in 1963 as part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Kingsborough Community College remains firmly committed to its mission of providing liberal arts and career education, promotion student learning and development, and strengthening and serving its diverse community. Kingsborough serves a population of approximately 14,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minoritized students. Kingsborough has been named one of the leading community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. It has also earned national recognition for its creative and effective use of learning communities, for the large number of degrees it confers, for the high percentage of graduates who continue their studies, and for the innovative programs that draw thousands of non-traditional students to its campus every year. Located on the beach in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, Kingsborough offers a spacious, tree-filled campus-rare in the CUNY system.

The Assistant Professor will teach integrated reading-writing courses in the first-year composition sequence (including co-requisite courses) and other electives, as needed. Evidence of ongoing scholarly activity in writing studies fields is required, as well as an ability to work collaboratively with others in a large, active department. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in their area (s) of expertise and will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, which might include administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The successful candidate will join a warm, collegial English department that teaches composition, literature, creative writing, journalism, and ESL courses. Currently, English stands as a concentration within the liberal arts degree; however, the English department is in the process of establishing English as a separate major. The department is home to Kingsborough's A.S. in journalism and, in the very near future, a liberal arts A.A. concentration in creative writing.

Tenure-track professional positions carry a 24-hour course load per academic year, which can be divided across three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. To help new faculty pursue their research agendas, they receive 24 course-release hours that are to be used during their first five years of employment.


A Ph.D. in writing studies, rhetoric and composition, or a closely related field is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, to participate in current scholarship or to demonstrate scholarly achievement, and to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The preferred candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • writing program administration
  • two-year college English studies (e.g., multilingual, antiracist, and multiliteracies/multimodal pedagogies; developmental education reform; contingent labor; assessment; etc.)
  • professional and technical communication
  • digital literacies


Candidates with experience teaching students of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, and linguistic backgrounds are encourage to apply, as are those with online synchronous and asynchronous teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of contemporary composition scholarship as it applies to writing program administration, best practices in corequisite writing pedagogy, and the design and implementation of student learning assessments.


$51,242 - $97,580. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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April 13, 2022


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