Teaching Assistant Professor/Instructor of Writing

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The University Writing Program (UWP) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, seeks a specialist in teaching professional, technical, workplace, or business writing, broadly construed, to join the program at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (specialized, non-tenure accruing) as early as Fall 2023. The successful candidate will bring an expertise in social justice issues related to technical and professional communication in developing courses and complementing the work of our diverse, multidisciplinary faculty.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: We seek a person who can contribute to our First Year Writing (academic writing) division by regularly teaching the required four-credit, first-year introduction to academic writing and research course (UW 1020), as well as collaborate with our other divisions, noted below. We are interested in course offerings that require critical engagement with issues of social justice and DEI practices in professional, technical, workplace, and/or business communication. Courses should incorporate best practices to support international students, non-heritage English writers, and multilingual and multiple-English writers.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree completed by date of appointment; Experience and evidence of excellence teaching courses in professional, technical, workplace, or business writing in a university setting or in a workplace or professional setting; Some familiarity with contemporary composition and/or rhetoric pedagogy.

Other Information: GW is a major research university, serving approximately 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students across multiple campuses in and around the nation's capital. The UWP is one of the largest and most active academic units at GW, encompassing three divisions - First Year Writing, Writing in the Disciplines, and the Writing Center. A strong candidate would be able to contribute in all of these areas.

Specialized Faculty appointments at GW feature a competitive salary and benefits, as well as access to promotion. In the UWP, these positions carry teaching and service expectations, in that order of priority. The standard teaching load is 4/3. The initial contract period will be three years, and is renewable following a successful reappointment process.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/97181 and upload the following: an application letter under "Cover Letter", a statement of teaching philosophy under "Statement of Teaching Interest," and a C.V.

Review of applications will begin December 5, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Zachary Wolfe, Chair of the Search Committee, at zwolfe@gwu.edu.

Background Screening: Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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