Professional Writing and First-Year Writing Position at Michigan State University

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University seeks to fill the following position:

Full-time assistant professor, fixed-term; initial appointment for one year. Subsequent appointment contingent on positive annual review, funding, and staffing needs. Appointment starts August 16, 2012. PhD in an area of writing studies, professional and digital writing, and composition. We seek candidates prepared to teach First-Year Writing and in such Professional Writing areas as introductory and advanced web authoring, publishing, or nonprofit communication. For information on the Professional Writing and First-Year Writing programs, see

Teach three courses per semester. Ongoing professional development and contribution to program initiatives expected; participation in professional conferences relevant to the appointment preferred.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Applications should include a statement of interest in this position describing qualifications and experience and a current curriculum vitae. Julie Lindquist, search committee chair, may be contacted at or at 517-355-2400. Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.