Assistant Professor and Associate Director of First-Year Writing

Position Announcement
Position Vacancy Number: 06-41-0807

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks applications for an Advanced Assistant Professor to play an active role in the administration of a large first-year writing program. The curriculum focuses on academic writing across disciplines, with an emphasis on writing technologies. We seek candidates with active research records who can provide support for faculty and curriculum development, particularly in the area of training and mentoring graduate teaching assistants. Other areas of interest include faculty development, assessment, and digital literacies. Initial appointment as Associate Director of First-Year Writing, 2-1 teaching load, with expectation of rotating into the Directorship post-tenure (1-0 load).

The Department’s 60 tenure-track faculty members currently include 12 faculty in rhetoric, composition, professional writing, and technical communication. In addition to the first-year writing program, these faculty teach in and administer an undergraduate major in Rhetoric, Writing, and Language; an upper-level professional writing service program; an MA option in rhetoric and composition; an MS in technical communication; a campus-wide program supporting writing and speaking in upper-division courses; and a newly established interdisciplinary PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.

Qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition and strong record of scholarship in the field. Experience in program administration and TA training preferred, including faculty development, assessment, and digital literacies. Preference will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate how their interests might contribute to the department’s strategic initiatives in internationalization and digital humanities. Three to four years successful college-level teaching and academic leadership preferred, but strong candidates with less experience may be considered.

The Department is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information about the department please see:

Only online applications will be considered. For instructions on how to apply, please visit or to go directly to this position posting please visit: Applicants should submit a letter of interest and current vita. Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of reference and official transcripts sent to: Antony Harrison, Head, English Department, 221 Tompkins Hall, Campus Box 8105, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2008.

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Deborah Douglas, Department of English (phone) 919-513-0391 or (fax) 919-515-1836.