Associate or Full Professor, English (Director of Composition)

Position Description

The Department of  English at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.


The Position

The Department of English at CSUDH invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position, Associate or Full Professor, who can direct our composition program, which is comprised of general education, B.A., and M.A. programs. The specific subfield of specialization in English is open, though priority will be given to scholars with demonstrated research in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, and/or writing program administration, with a strong interest in anti-racist pedagogies. The candidate will direct the English composition program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervise student research. We prioritize applicants whose research, teaching and/or scholarship in English address or contribute to social justice.



Required Qualifications

Applicants must have experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Ph.D. in English or closely related field.
A promising research agenda likely to lead to publications in rhetoric and composition and/or writing program administration and/or writing studies.
Preferred /Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated record of excellent teaching for a minimum of five years. 
Professional experience that demonstrates ability to work with and teach non-traditional students.

How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.


Application Deadline Date:

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than February 1, 2024 :

Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
Cover letter
Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
List of 3 references with contact information**
Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
A Statement on Professional Development Leadership (1 page maximum)
Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
Teaching Evaluations (if available)

 *Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

 **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

 A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Siskanna Naynaha at

Search Committee Chair

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