Position Announcement at Western Michigan University


Assistant Professor of English – Rhetoric and Writing Studies/First Year Writing.

Major Responsibilities: Support First-Year Writing and Developmental Writing Programs; teach within Rhetoric and Writing Studies undergraduate major and English graduate programs; engage in research; provide university service.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or closely related area (e.g., composition studies, professional communication); a record of research and successful college teaching, including rhetoric and writing studies courses; involvement with teacher mentoring; experience with digital technologies.

Desirable: Interest in curriculum development, diversity, community writing, collaborative projects and grants, community outreach, new media.

The University: Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of 25,000. WMU is focused on delivering high-quality undergraduate instruction, advancing its growing graduate diversion and fostering significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching places WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of American colleges and universities includes WMU as one of the nation’s top-100 public universities.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Required Application Documents:
Applicants must visit WMU’s Human Resources site at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html
to apply and submit:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Graduate transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)

Send materials that cannot be submitted electronically to: Dr. Jonathan Bush, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331.

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.