Assistant Professor in Composition & Rhetoric

The Department of Humanities at DeSales University seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in the area of Composition & Rhetoric to begin in August of 2019.  Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicants can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the distant future.  Applicants should have a PhD in English with formal and extensive training in composition and rhetoric or a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric; additional teaching and publishing experience in creative writing is welcome.  

Responsibilities include teaching in the undergraduate writing sequence, participation in service to the department and University, and ongoing professional development and scholarship.  In particular, this position includes the coordination, management, and assessment of the undergraduate writing sequence as part of the institution’s general education curriculum.

Please submit the following application materials to the Department of Humanities Administrative Assistant, Ms. Maryanne Charlton (

  • Cover letter 

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Transcript

Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 26, 2018.

The Department of Humanities at DeSales University encompasses liberal arts academic programs, including English.  DeSales University is a liberal arts Catholic university rooted in the Salesian spiritual and philosophical tradition.  The campus is pleasantly situated in the Lehigh Valley area of southeastern Pennsylvania.  DeSales is located near major urban areas including a short 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City.