Visiting Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, Fairfield University (Connecticut)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Professional Writing
Fairfield University (Connecticut)


Fairfield University, Department of English, invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position (non-tenure track, with possibility of renewal for up to three years) at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 2013. We seek candidates with specialization in professional writing. Customary teaching load for visiting faculty is 4-4; some reassigned time will be considered for administrative duties.


The successful hire will teach in areas directly related to professional writing (e.g., business writing, technical writing, writing for non-profits, science writing, gender and technology, technical editing, global business communication), plus one course per year in first-year composition. In addition, the successful hire is expected to provide high-quality academic and career advising. Applicants with experience in service learning and/or writing program administration are preferred.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in technical communication, rhetoric, or a closely related discipline; ABD considered with substantial industry experience and/or relevant teaching and publication record. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching is required, as is a sincere desire to mentor/advise undergraduate students.

Fairfield University is an institution in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, currently ranked the #2 comprehensive university in the North region by the U.S. News & World Report. Its beautiful campus is located in a beach community in southeastern Connecticut, 52 miles from New York City. Fairfield University enjoys a collegial culture that values intellectual exchange and active mentorship of junior faculty. The compensation and benefit package for this position are highly competitive.

Qualified applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts to dae@fairfield.edu by April 15 for fullest consideration. The search will remain open until position is filled, and additional materials may be requested at a later date. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups.