Assistant Professor of English (Composition)

The Department of English at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of composition who would serve as Associate Director of the Composition Program, working directly with the Co-Directors of composition to create and revise composition curriculum, train and support teaching faculty, and assist and programmatic assessment. This 9-month, tenure-track position starts with the Fall 2024 semester. The successful applicant must possess the following:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in composition, which may be represented by several variations of programs (e.g., English, Rhetoric, Writing, etc.) by Aug. 21, 2024,
  • Experience teaching (as the instructor of record) college-level courses in composition,
  • Active research portfolio that includes writing pedagogy scholarship, with an emphasis on access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Writing Program Administration,
  • Experience conducting Writing Program Assessment,
  • Experience developing composition curriculum,
  • Experience with any of the following specialties within writing studies: developmental writing; integrated reading and writing; dual-credit English,

The chosen candidate will teach three courses per semester. These courses will primarily be composition courses at all levels, spanning freshman composition to graduate courses in composition theory. Additional specialized duties will include departmental and university committee assignments, assessment, and assistance in the coordination of online and on-campus teaching in composition.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is committed to a workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment where differences are valued.

For ABD applicants: We will request a letter from your dissertation director confirming that the PhD will be conferred by August 21, 2024

Additional materials may be requested throughout the consideration process. Review of materials will begin November 6th, 2023; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

About SHSU

A great name in Texas education, Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas—70 miles north of downtown Houston. SHSU offers over 80 bachelor's degree programs, more than 50 master’s degree programs, and six doctoral programs, including nationally-recognized programs in Business, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, and Criminal Justice. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral Research University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and it was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs. In addition, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classified SHSU as a "Community Engaged" university. This honor has been awarded to 311 public institutions nationwide, and it acknowledges SHSU’s significant commitment to serving the community. Learn more about SHSU here.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Ada Hubrig, Chair Composition Search Committee;

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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