Montclair State University: Assistant Professor of English -- Writing Studies

Title/Rank: Assistant Professor of English. Specialization: Writing Studies/Composition-Rhetoric.

Department of English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Assistant Professor of English, beginning Fall 2011. VF-19. Full-time, tenure-track position in Writing Studies. Teach courses in rhetorical theory and contemporary composition theory and practice at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Secondary expertise open. Regularly teach in the first-year writing sequence. Record of successful teaching in a diverse environment is essential. Strong promise of or demonstrated excellence in scholarship and service to the department, university and larger professional community required.

The successful candidate will join a university long dedicated to serving a diverse student population, and a department that has strong commitments to Writing Studies, as demonstrated by a strong first-year writing program and center for writing excellence, a graduate certificate program, a graduate MA emphasis, and an expanding profile of courses for students in the major. The department has several tenured, professionally active Writing Studies faculty already on the faculty, as well as strengths in English education and several literary areas. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

About Montclair State University: For 100 years, the history of Montclair State has been one of growth and distinction.We offer all the advantages of a large university — a wide range of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty and student body — combined with the individual attention of a small college. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, MSU provides close to 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, while remaining accessible and affordable. Our six schools and colleges prepare students to lead productive, rewarding and responsible lives in society and the world. Montclair State makes the most of its location in vibrant Montclair and just 14 miles away from New York City. Our 246-acre campus boasts excellent academic and recreational facilities and an exciting calendar of events and performances by students and professionals. Montclair State’s Mission Statement and Strategic Plan reflect the University’s expanded role in and ongoing commitment to educating the students of New Jersey, conducting research, and serving our local and wider communities.

Qualifications: PhD in Writing Studies or Composition/Rhetoric or in English (with specialization in Writing Studies or Composition/Rhetoric), by start date. Evidence of active scholarly agenda in Writing Studies; record of excellence in teaching.

Send letter of application and a CV as one pdf file to Writing Studies Search Committee at Initial interviews will be held in December via video conference. Montclair State University is an AA/EOE institution.

Application screening will begin on October 15 and continue until position is filled.

Start date: 09/01/11

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