English FT Faculty - Writing

The Department of English at Brigham Young University announces two continuing faculty status (tenure) professional track positions. We are seeking candidates with experience teaching first-year writing and/or advanced writing courses. Candidate must show evidence of professional development in teaching writing. In addition, preferred qualifications include training and supervising instructors, interest/evidence of service in writing program administration, interest/evidence in WAC/WID programming, and experience teaching multiple types of composition (first-year, persuasive, social sciences, technical, etc.). Required degree: PhD rhetoric, composition, or related field. Required degree must be complete by the start date.

Experience :


  • Experience in teaching first-year writing and/or advanced writing courses
  • Evidence of professional development in teaching writing


  • A substantial record of excellent teaching in relevant courses
  • Experience in training and supervising writing instructors
  • Interest in or evidence of service or administrative responsibilities in writing program administration
  • Interest in or evidence of participation in WAC/WID programming
  • Experience teaching multiple types of composition including first-year writing, writing about humanities, persuasive writing, writing for education majors, writing in the social sciences, and technical communication

Duties/Expectations: Responsibilities for this professional (not professorial) position include the following:

  • Teach college-level writing courses. Annual teaching load will be 8 courses per year on the semester system, with a typical assignment being 4 classes fall, 3 classes winter, and 1 class spring or summer
  • Assist University Writing leadership with initiatives such as program assessment, course development, instructor training, and annual instructor reviews
  • Participate in composition-related professional development, engage the field’s research, and implement best practices
  • Participate in English department and university citizenship assignments, including committee service
  • Participate in English department faculty meetings and other academic discussions
  • If hired, must reside in the state of Utah


Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer . All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.


To apply, complete online application at https://yjobs.byu.edu/ by September 30, 2022.

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