Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Louisiana State University Shreveport invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Rhetoric/Writing/Composition beginning August 2024.


Teach 2 courses per semester (50%)

Assume administrative and advisory duties as Director of First-Year Composition and promote and develop an existing writing concentration for the B.A. (50%).  Duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • As chair of the department writing committee, exercise leadership in keeping the department current in its teaching of composition and in developing new courses in writing and rhetoric
  • Oversee and assist with the teaching and development of co-requisite sections of freshman composition
  • Work with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Initiatives to align first-year composition with our first-year experience programming
  • Mentor adjunct and dual enrollment instructors: acclimatize them to the department, oversee the development of syllabi and assignments, observe classroom teaching, calibrate essay grading, review teaching evaluations
  • Conduct mock grading sessions and roundtable discussions on topics such as classroom pedagogy
  • Prepare annual reports on the performance of students in freshman composition courses

Opportunities to develop specialized courses in writing will be available.  Scholarly activity and service to the department, the university, and the community will also be expected.  We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in one or more ancillary areas such as technical writing and digital humanities.  We will consider candidates with a Ph.D. as well as candidates who are ABD.  

Apply by sending an application letter and vita (including your email address and list of references) to Terry G Harris, Chair; Department of English and Foreign Languages at

LSUS is an AA/EOE employer.

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