Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Writing Workshop

Bryant University

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Writing Workshop



Position Summary 
The English and Cultural Studies Department at Bryant University invites applications for an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Writing Workshop. This full-time, tenure-track position involves administration, teaching (2/2), and research. It offers a competitive salary with full benefits. The appointment for this position begins August 1, 2023. 

Bryant University is a selective, four-year, residential university that has academic programs that are distinguished by an integration of the arts and sciences with business. Our innovative academic programs are attuned to the needs of industry and society. We have 3459 undergraduate students who hail from 36 states and 59 countries. We also have 211 full- and part-time graduate students. Bryant is located in Smithfield, RI, and is 15 minutes northwest of Providence, RI, and one hour south of Boston, MA.




Principal Accountabilities

The Coordinator oversees the required first-year Writing Seminar course. Administrative responsibilities include curricular development, faculty hiring and mentoring, student advising, program development, and assessment. Based in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, the Coordinator works closely with the Director of General Education in implementing the first-year General Education curriculum. In addition, the Coordinator teaches two sections of the first-year writing course per semester and pursues an active research agenda in composition studies and/or pedagogy. The position also requires contributing to student growth and development through active involvement in student related activities (e.g., research mentorship and departmental advising). Other service to the department and the university is expected.






A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or similar area or a Ph.D. in English with research focus in composition is required. Experience administrating a college writing program is preferred. The successful candidate will show evidence of innovative teaching and curriculum development. Desirable areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, composition theory; multilingual writing and rhetoric; and multimodal composition. Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.



Working Environment

Bryant University recognizes that its position as a leader in higher education is greatly determined both by the diversity of its campus community and its intellectual endeavors. Its commitment to link academic and social diversity for the benefit of the learning and living environment reflects its belief that excellence and diversity are mutually reinforcing objectives. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive campus community, one that values individual difference and fosters greater understanding of the many facets of diversity and other distinctive characteristics that make us different. We encourage applications from candidates with an appreciation for and understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about our ongoing commitment to building a community of inclusive excellence.




Applicant Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Amber Day, English and Cultural Studies, at


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