Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Composition (Tenure Track)

Assistant Professor of English

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College


Date Posted at UC: November 20, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH (Blue Ash)


The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach and conduct research, primarily in the area of rhetoric and composition.

Responsibilities for this position include:

1.    Teaching four courses per semester in the writing sequence, including developmental writing;

2.    Participating in program assessment and curriculum development activities;

3.    Participating in department, college, and university service; and

4.    Engaging in professional and scholarly activities; such as presentations at scholarly venues, publication in relevant professional publications, or other scholarly methods of disseminating knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications:   A doctorate degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field (ABD candidates may be considered, but doctorate degree is required prior to effective date of appointment); and, at least three academic years of experience teaching writing at the college level, which must include a minimum of one developmental writing course or alternatively, training in developmental writing acquired through a minimum of one course or publication on developmental writing. A PhD dissertation on developmental writing may count as a publication.

Located in Blue Ash, Ohio, a northeast suburb of Cincinnati, UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio offering primarily associate degrees, with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students. Our students reflect the local diversity of the surrounding area with 21% Black or African American, 5% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Asian and 8% registered with Accessibility Resources. Our college is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The English & Communication Department is actively engaged in promoting equity and inclusion in composition courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:   Apply for this position online at (Refer to Req # 35082) by submitting: 1) a cover letter that directly addresses experience teaching writing, including developmental writing, at the college level, (describe training in developmental writing acquired through academic coursework or research if have not taught developmental writing); 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) experience working with diverse student populations and/or in an open admissions college environment, if applicable; and 4) a list of at least three professional references with contact information. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via phone.

Initial review of applications will begin January 4, 2019; however, position will remain open until filled.

For further information, please contact Dr. Susan Sipple, Head of English & Communication:, (513) 936-7127



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

REQ: 35082

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