Teaching Assistant Professor - Career

Available Title(s):

158-NN_FACULTY - Teaching Assistant Professor - Career


Business Title:

Teaching Assistant Professor - Career


Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)


Time Type:

Full time


Position Term:

9 Month - Summer


Position Details:

The Department of English at Washington State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Career Track (non-tenure track) in the Teaching Subtrack faculty position in Pullman, WA with a specialty in Professional Writing. This position is a fixed-term, full-time, nine-month, three-year appointment with possibility of renewal. We seek applicants who have expertise in teaching professional writing, especially to business majors.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment on August 16, 2024.


Job duties:  The successful candidate will teach a 4-4 load (80%) and have service responsibilities in the professional writing program (20%).


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Terminal Degree at time of hire in Technical Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, English or related field.

  • Experience teaching upper division business writing.

  • Experience teaching online asynchronous writing classes.

  • Ability to work with linguistically diverse writers.

  • Successful candidate must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse university community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with any of the following:

  • International/Intercultural business writing, professional or technical writing at the college level

  • Expertise in digital production (web authoring, user experience, etc.)


Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


Direct inquiries via email to Julie Staggers, Search Committee Chair (julie.staggers@wsu.edu). For more information on the Department of English, please visit our website: https://english.wsu.edu/


About WSU, Pullman, CAS, and the Department of English: Washington State University, a land grant, multiple-campus Research 1 institution.  This position will serve on the Pullman campus, which has an enrollment of around 20,000 students and is located in Southeastern Washington on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. For more information about the region, please see https://pullmanchamber.com.


Encompassing more than 30 departments, schools, and research institutes on five campuses statewide, the College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of WSU. Together our 730+ faculty and staff deliver more than 50% of WSU’s total undergraduate and graduate instruction, including the vast majority of WSU’s core curriculum. We also drive wide interdisciplinary research in public and community health, environmental change, equity and social justice, and data and technology at the boundaries. As Arts & Sciences celebrates its 10th anniversary as a unified college, we seek to lead a reimagining of WSU’s land-grant mission for the 21st century, expanding the boundaries of creativity and discovery while simultaneously recognizing more completely our obligations to Native and Indigenous peoples.  For more about the College of Arts & Sciences at WSU, please see https://cas.wsu.edu.


The successful candidate will join the Department of English, which has roughly 200 undergraduate majors in English combined with about 40 M.A. and Ph.D. students to help make English the third-largest teaching unit in the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 8000 undergraduates take classes in English each year, with courses ranging from first-year writing to advanced seminars. Our students also pursue a wide range of internships. Interested candidates can learn more at: https://english.wsu.edu/


WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/land-acknowledgement 


Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Department Name: English

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link: Department of English Homepage

Annual Salary: $48,000 - $52,000 per nine-month academic year | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty please review the summary of benefits for WSU Faculty and Total Compensation.


Overtime Eligibility: This position is not overtime eligible.

FTE: 100%

This is a temporary fixed term career track position.

Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on May 15, 2027. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Posting Close Date: This recruitment has been extended to close on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. Screening has begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancy has been filled.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications for this position. In this letter, please also include the names and contact information of three (3) professional references able to provide a letter addressing qualification relative to this position. References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching statement or philosophy, which includes evidence of effective teaching

  • Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement that includes your demonstrated and or potential for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through teaching/mentoring and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your teaching statement.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.


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