Since its founding in 1885, Goucher College has been a place of innovation and excellence. As a private, non-profit liberal arts college of approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students, Goucher is dedicated to teaching students to become complex problem-solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. Small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, and dedicated faculty and staff allow for personalized mentorship of each student. Named one of the most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a leader in global education and was one of the first, and remains one of the only, colleges in the U.S. to provide 100% of its students with the opportunity to study abroad at no additional charge.



The Department of Professional and Creative Writing at Goucher College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition starting in August 2023. We are looking for a dynamic teacher-scholar who will teach our first-year composition courses, advanced academic writing courses, and develop upper-level undergraduate writing and rhetoric courses for our major in Professional and Creative Writing and our minor in Professional Writing. The course load for this position is five courses per academic year (20 credits). In addition to teaching responsibilities, we seek candidates who will be committed to ongoing scholarly research, as well as service to the department, the college, and the liberal arts. 


Our new major in Professional and Creative Writing prepares students for a life of writing. Students may choose between two tracks: Professional Writing and Rhetoric or Creative Writing. In both tracks, students pursue a process-driven and imaginative approach to their writing. The major itself is versatile, giving students the options to excel in the current and future workplace. In addition to our thriving major, we offer minors in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and Creative Writing. We are seeking candidates who can engage at every level of this innovative writing curriculum.  


Within our department, our Writing Program builds a bridge between creative and academic writing, and simultaneously establishes a campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative. We draw on current research in the field of Rhetoric and Composition, specifically from Teaching for Transfer, as we continue our work in centering anti-racism in our pedagogies.



The position requires a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or an equivalent field. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. by the start date of August 2023. The area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose interests include one or more of the following: digital cultural rhetorics, professional writing, technical writing, first-year writing, or writing program administration.  



Salary Range: $59,305 - $65,894


Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation's most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefitsexcellent perks, and a great work location!



First consideration will be given to applications submitted by November 17. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Interested applicants must apply online at


Please submit the following application materials online:  

  • an up-to-date curriculum vita 
  • cover letter  
  • statement explaining the applicant's teaching philosophy and scholarly interests  
  • statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that demonstrates the ability to work across diverse groups in the classroom and across campus
  • list of three references including contact information. At least one of these individuals should be able to specifically address your experience and potential as a teacher
  • unofficial graduate transcripts (official graduate transcripts must be provided at the time of hire).   


Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.


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