Assistant Professor in Composition Studies, University of Maine, Fixed-length

Assistant Professor in Composition Studies

The Department of English at the University of Maine invites applications for a fixed-length, non-tenure-track, academic-year appointment as Assistant Professor in Composition Studies, effective September 1, 2014. This position is renewable for a second year, contingent upon a performance review.

A PhD in Composition Studies and college teaching experience are required. Practical experience and theoretical training in outcomes based assessment—including course and program assessment—are also required. Particular research and teaching interests may include writing in the disciplines, multi-modal approaches to teaching composition, science or environmental writing, or the like.

The normal course load for this position is 3/3; it includes undergraduate courses in academic writing from beginning to advanced levels, writing in the disciplines, and a topics course in the candidate’s specialty. The teaching load may include a graduate course.

Application materials include a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, transcripts, a scholarly writing sample, and three letters of reference (at least one addressing your teaching). Materials must be submitted electronically via “Apply for Position” at . References must submit their letters of recommendation electronically to . Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

You may find additional information about the Department of English at . Email inquiries to Professor Pat Burnes:
. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UMaine is an EO/AA employer.