Assistant Professor of Composition Theory and Pedagogy (Assessment)

The Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Composition Theory and Pedagogy with a specialization in assessment. A PhD in English or Composition/ Rhetoric is required. The candidate will join a PhD granting graduate program and contribute to our undergraduate program’s ongoing development in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher-training, and assessment in an urban research institution. The Composition Program is committed to scholarship and teaching that is both theoretically engaged and pragmatically grounded.To submit an application, applicants should go to and upload the following: letter of application, CV, 2 page teaching statement, and one 20-25 page writing sample. Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ellen Barton, Chair, Department of English, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202. All materials are due by January 17, 2011, and preliminary interviews will take place via Skype the week of January 24, 2011.
Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 14 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students in metropolitan Detroit. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.