Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track English, Composition and Rhetoric

Position duties:  A successful candidate will work a 3/3 load (12 credits per semester), comprised of primarily teaching undergraduate composition courses within the General Education program and mentoring as well as teaching graduate students, in addition to participating in vibrant graduate programs. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda within the discipline and contribute to advising and to service at the department and university levels.

Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, Ph.D. in English with a specialization in a related field, or Ph.D in Writing and Rhetoric or related degree.  A minimum of four (4) semesters of instruction as teacher of record at the college-level; graduate teaching assistant experience accepted.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:  Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively.  Commitment to and experience with learners of all abilities and backgrounds.  Scholarly achievement in composition and/or closely related field.  Ability to demonstrate commitment to innovative and effective pedagogies.  Experience with integrating technology, digital resources, and learning management systems into one’s pedagogy.  Interest and/or ability to develop new curriculum in first-year and graduate programs.  Ability to participate in ongoing assessment practices across course, department, and university levels.

Additional desirable qualifications:  Candidates with a willingness to become Director of Composition or Director of the Writing Center, as well as candidates with experience supporting writing program administration or writing center administration, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Specializations in writing program administration, writing center pedagogy, developmental pedagogies, integrated reading/writing, college literacy, assessment, eco-composition, gender and sexuality theory, critical pedagogies, social justice theory, digital humanities/digital pedagogies, TESOL/TESL would complement our faculty, interests, and curricula.

The review of applicants will being January 12, 2023.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, most recent curriculum vitae, names of three references and their contact information, and a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing.  To apply for this positon please visit:

The English Department at Northern Michigan University, with approximately 100 members, including full-time, contingent, adjunct and graduate teaching faculty, is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers a BA/BS, MA, MFA and Graduate Certificate in TESOL.  NMU, with 7,600 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shores of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, known for its snow and consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at

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