Assistant Professor of English & Director - Center for Writing

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In addition to teaching our first-year writing sequence, the Assistant Professor of English will have opportunities to develop and teach a range of advanced writing courses, including Professional and Technical Writing, Writing for the Web, Rhetorical Criticism, and Advanced Composition, which are capped at 15 students per section.

The Director of the Center for Writing shapes the mission of the Center and its strategic plan, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across campus, develops innovative programming, and engages in reflective assessment practices. In conjunction with the Assistant Director of the Center for Writing, the Director is also responsible for ongoing development to include oversight and training of our staff of 10-14 peer writing coaches.

The typical course load for this tenure-track position is 4/3 with a 1/1 reduction for directing the Center for Writing. 


Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field by July 1, 2023; a minimum of two years of experience working in a university writing center; demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year and/or advanced writing courses; commitment to service; and potential for successful research and publication.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in the administration of a writing center and/or experience in writing assessment and curriculum development.  Preferred qualifications also include expertise in professional writing, technical communication, media studies, and/or writing in the disciplines.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022. The start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

About Norwich University:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.  For more information about our benefits, visit

Full COVID vaccination including booster is required for all on-campus employment.


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