Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Center

Alma College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Center. This full-time, tenure track position includes a blend of administrative duties in support of Alma College's Writing Center and teaching duties in the area of Rhetoric and Composition. The teaching load is 2/2, which includes a one course release per semester for administrative duties. 

Applicants should have substantial expertise as a teacher and a scholar in rhetoric and composition, and prior experience with writing centers. Ideal candidates will also have expertise in at least three of the following areas: digital/multimodal composition, including the interaction of writing and artificial intelligence; ESL support; work with developmental writing or bridge programs; and leading faculty workshops in areas like Writing Across the Curriculum or integrating writing into project-based learning.  Specific responsibilities for this position will reflect the candidate's areas of expertise. 

The position requires a Ph.D. in English or Composition. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to liberal arts education at the undergraduate level in an environment emphasizing close faculty-student interaction. 

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023. To apply, please send the following information to Chair, Writing Center Search Committee, care of Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (

·      a cover letter, including a discussion of relevant expertise, 

·      a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how a writing center can best support a diverse set of learners, and

·      a curriculum vitae.

Applications who advance to the second stage of review will also be asked to provide a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma's students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. A private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.   

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit  

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