Assistant Teaching Professor in Writing Program

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Writing Program invites applications for two permanent, full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professors to join our growing community of writers and teachers, whose expertise ranges across disciplines. Applicants should be committed to providing high-quality teaching in first-year writing, as well as in our interdisciplinary writing minor. A Ph.D. in writing studies or related field is preferred, but we welcome applications from professional and scholarly writers across disciplines with experience developing and teaching first-year writing and, ideally, other academic writing courses. Teaching load is 3/3; most courses are first-year writing seminars (capped at 16). 

These positions include a promotion ladder to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, leadership opportunities, and funding for travel and course development. Salary is competitive. Position begins July 1, 2020. Initial interviews will be conducted in early January. For more information about the Writing Program visit

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, co-educational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community.  For information about the University, go to  

Applicants should apply at and submit a cover letter directed to Dr. Danielle Koupf, Interim Director of the Writing Program, Department of English. Also submit your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy describing your writing pedagogy, and no more than 8 pages of teaching materials (e.g., assignment sequences with prompts, learning goals, syllabi). Applications must be submitted no later than November 22 at 5:00 pm.  

Questions about the position may be addressed to Danielle Koupf, Interim Director of the Writing Program, at

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