Professor of Practice of Expository Writing


Department of English, 122 Norman Mayer Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

Professor of Practice of Expository Writing

The Expository Writing Program at Tulane University is seeking multiple candidates for career-track positions of Professors of Practice for Fall 2024. These hires will have joint appointments with the Department of English and the writing program. The teaching load is three sections per semester of expository writing, including first-year composition, in small class sections. Additional duties include active participation in discussions of pedagogy and curriculum with fellow colleagues. Professors of Practice are hired on an initial three-year contract, renewable with the possibility of promotion and longer contracts, upon successful review.

Candidates must have experience teaching composition. A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or related humanities field, or equivalent terminal degree, is required. We are seeking candidates with a wide range of disciplinary expertise and with the ability and interest in contributing to the development of an expanded writing program. Opportunities may include teaching courses dedicated to writing about quantitative, scientific, and technical information; ethnographic writing and writing for the social sciences; and/or research-based academic argumentive writing.

Position includes full benefits and generous support for professional development. 

For more information on the Expository Writing Program, please visit

Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a sample composition syllabus, and names and contact information of three references to Interfolio (  by November 30, 2023.  Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.

Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email



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