Two (2) Assistant Teaching Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) has two open, full-time (100%) Assistant Teaching Professor (9-month service period) positions in Rhetoric and Composition with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2024. These positions will be expected to successfully teach first-year composition to students with a wide range of academic preparation and from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Possible areas of focus for these positions include: writing program administration; writing across the curriculum; working with multilingual writers and/or second-language pedagogy. These positions will be expected to develop writing programs in collaboration with others, teach first-year writing, and integrate minority rhetorics into their teaching and scholarship

The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching first-year composition, but this position may also work with UWB’s Academic Transition Program and/or teach up to two other interdisciplinary courses within the First Year and Pre-major Program (FYPP) and/or IAS. The position is a 9-month Teaching Track appointment, 100% FTE.

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences provides a rigorous liberal arts education that draws connections across academic disciplines and links classroom learning to practical experience across diverse fields and sectors. As a faculty and staff, we inspire our students to engage creatively and ethically with the concerns of the region and the world.

For more information about IAS, go to For more information about FYPP, go to

The priority deadline for review of applications is Friday, November 3rd 2023.

Assistant teaching professors are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members.  First-year writing instructors are hired by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) to teach in the First Year and Pre-Major Programs (FYPP). FYPP is the home of UWB’s first and second year (or pre-major) students and curriculum, including our first-year writing courses. The FYPP mission is to support the successful transition to college of First Year and Pre-Major students and to provide the foundation on which they will continue scholarly and professional development and commits us to creating an inclusive and ethically responsible learning environment. This position, though working with FYPP, is hired and managed through the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. 

The University of Washington Bothell is known for providing a leading-edge participatory student experience, grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement.  UW Bothell is proud to be the most diverse campus in the state of Washington. With a current enrollment of approximately 6,000 students in 2022, more than 60% are from underrepresented groups, with 42% of incoming first-year students and 40% of new incoming transfers the first in their immediate families to earn a four-year degree.  Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our campus Diversity Statement

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The base salary range for this position will be $70,400-77,500 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship and service



  • This position requires a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field required by time of appointment (or foreign equivalent)
  • Three years of experience teaching first-year composition
  • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring diverse student populations
  • Must be able to work with multilingual writers and English language learners

Application Instructions

For more information about the position, contact the committee co-chairs, Associate Teaching Professor Raissa DeSmet ( and Associate Teaching Professor Silvia Ferreira (

Applications should include:

  • A letter addressing their qualifications for the position
  • CV
  • Sample syllabi and evidence of teaching success, or teaching dossier
  • Statement explaining the applicant's teaching philosophy and scholarly interests 
  • Evidence of engagement with rhetoric and composition scholarship, or research sample
  • A statement about their demonstrated commitment to diversity (as defined here) in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process. References should be able to speak about the teaching effectiveness of the candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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