Two Assistant Professor Tenure Track Positions in Writing Studies and Composition--Hofstra University

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Writing Studies and Composition
Two Anticipated Faculty Openings for Writing Studies and Composition

Hofstra University seeks talented writing specialists to join its Department of Writing Studies and Composition. The department includes a minor in Writing Studies with teaching opportunities in several area studies programs, a Writing Center, a WAC program, and a two-semester general education writing requirement. We invite applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition and an explicit scholarly agenda in the field.

The first position calls for experience in the theory and practice of Writing Centers, WAC, and/or the Digital Humanities.

The second position calls for experience in science writing or technical writing. In addition to a strong division of natural sciences, Hofstra includes a School of Engineering and Applied Science and a School of Health Sciences and Human Services. Accordingly, we seek candidates qualified to collaborate with the disciplines in these areas and to develop an appropriate writing curriculum with them.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Application Process:

Please use Interfolio ( to send a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Frank Gaughan, Chair, Department of Writing Studies and Composition. The review of applications will begin on December 9, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hofstra is a private university located in the greater New York City area, offering bachelor’s degrees in 140 programs of study and advanced degrees, certificates, and professional diplomas in 150 graduate programs of study. The regular teaching load is 9 hours for each of two semesters. Hofstra’s AAUP contract provides tenure-track faculty with released time for research.
Tenure Track: Yes
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 11/15/2013