Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) of Contemporary Rhetoric and Composition

CSUSM seeks a Tenure Track Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to serve as Writing Program Coordinator/Composition & Rhetoric in the Literature & Writing Studies Department. The position will: Coordinate CSUSM’s first-year writing program (General Education Writing) and teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Contemporary Rhetoric & Composition and Writing Theory/Pedagogy, beginning Fall 2020. Train, mentor, and assess graduate student teaching associates who work in the General Education Writing program. Ph.D. in Composition or Rhetoric and/or dissertation in Composition required and must have significant experience with composition program coordination and evidence of a robust research agenda in composition studies. The Literature & Writing Studies Department has a strong Cultural Studies emphasis; a candidate with secondary expertise in Latinx/Chicanx Studies with commitment to anti-racist and decolonizing pedagogies preferred. The University’s longstanding commitment to writing is reflected in a 2500-word minimum requirement for every CSUSM course.

Application must include

  • Letter of application (that includes consideration of the candidate’s teaching experience and research agenda)
  • Vita with list of current references 
  • A narrative discussing teaching philosophy and writing program philosophy 
  • A diversity and ethics statement regarding the mentorship of graduate student teaching associates
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation required for candidates selected for interviews*
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to: 

A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 ; for best consideration, please submit all materials by December 2, 2019. 

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

The Literature and Writing Studies Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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