Assistant Professor, Writing Program (WAC/WID Specialist), Wake Forest University

The Writing Program in the Department of English at Wake Forest University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Writing Studies who specializes in Writing Across the Curriculum / Writing in the Disciplines. We seek a candidate with a PhD in Writing Studies, Rhetoric-Composition, or closely related field. We especially welcome candidates with secondary interests in writing in the STEM fields, the rhetoric of science, and/or cultural rhetorics/studies. Primary responsibilities will include pursuing an active research agenda, faculty development, WAC program-building, and designing and teaching first-year and upper-level courses in Wake Forest University’s expanding Writing Program.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience facilitating teaching-with-writing workshops with faculty across the curriculum. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by August 2020. The teaching load is nine courses over two years. Salary competitive.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  EOE/AA 

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For information about the University, go to

Applicants should apply online at by November 14, 2019. A cover letter and CV should be addressed to Dr. Jessica Richard, Chair, Department of English.  Additional materials, such as a writing sample, teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation, will be requested In November from candidates as they progress through the review process.  Initial interviews will be conducted by videoconference; finalists will be invited to campus interviews.

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