Assistant Professor of English and Director of College Composition


The Department of English and Foreign Languages seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and Director of the College Composition program, to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will lead the university’s college composition program, with primary responsibility for curriculum development and assessment, and contribute to the department’s upper-division program in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. Teaching responsibilities include 2 courses per semester (2/2) in composition and advanced writing.


The successful candidate must have

  • A PhD in English, with a specialization in composition studies, rhetoric, professional writing, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated success teaching with diverse student populations.
  • Evidence of an emerging research agenda in composition, professional writing, and/or rhetoric.


Preferred qualifications include

  • Experience teaching online at the university level.
  • Experience with program administration.
  • Experience teaching advanced professional writing.


The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers the BA in English with concentrations in Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Literature, and Secondary Education. We also offer a BA in Foreign Languages in French and Spanish, and undergraduate certificates in Linguistics and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. We are located on the beautiful and historic Summerville campus.


Augusta University is a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with over 9,000 students and 1,200 faculty members committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service. Augusta, GA, is growing and thriving, with its greater metropolitan area approaching half a million people. Located on the south bank of the Savannah River, midway between the Great Smoky Mountains and coastal beaches, Augusta is within a few hours of the cultural centers of Atlanta, Asheville, Savannah, Athens, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston. The Morris Museum of Art, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and performing arts events at the Miller Theater, The Imperial Theater, and the James Brown Arena establish a rich cultural milieu. And of course Augusta is home to the world-renowned Masters Golf Tournament.

Due to a $100 million contribution from the state of Georgia, Augusta is now becoming one of the leading centers for cyber security in the nation. This is bringing a huge influx of leading edge businesses and investments, further transforming cultural activities, including arts and design, providing new jobs, and energizing the historical downtown district.

AU is committed to excellence through diversity in our student body and faculty, and thus strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.


Interested candidates must apply online at Please upload a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, and other relevant experience; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio or by email to Dr. Rhonda Armstrong, chair of the department, at

For complete consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019.


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