Assistant Professor of English: Professional Writing, CSU Stanislaus



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH: The Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Professional Writing. The person appointed to this position will teach in the areas of professional writing as well as composition and rhetoric. Other responsibilities include academic advising of English majors and certificate students. Additional opportunities include developing a certificate program in Professional Writing and performing community outreach to establish internships and in-service workshops. Desired sub-specializations include but are not limited to new media and multi-modal composition. Other areas of expertise may include but are not limited to Humanities and Secondary Education. Doctorate required. Effective teaching is a priority; scholarly productivity, research, creative activity, and service to the University are also required for retention, promotion, and tenure. The position, contingent upon the availability of authorized funding, is an academic year appointment; however, additional summer and winter session appointments may be available.


A Ph.D. in English or related field is required.


A candidate’s consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of the following: substantial teaching experience in composition and professional writing; a promising agenda of research and scholarship; experience in curriculum development and/or leadership in program development.


A complete application is required and must include: an application letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; three recent letters of recommendation; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a professional résumé, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Please indicate if you will be available for interview at MLA Vancouver. Optional: evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations or other performance reviews. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of completed application files will begin on December 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins on August 19, 2015.

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy, to:

Dr. Scott Davis, Chair

Department of English

California State University Stanislaus

One University Circle

Turlock, CA 95382


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE: The Department of English serves more than 200 majors and offers concentrations in secondary teaching (an state-approved Single Subject Matter Preparation program) and TESOL. The Department also houses undergraduate programs in Literature, Writing, and Humanities as well as an MA with concentrations in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing, Literature, and TESOL. To learn more about us, visit our Web site at: www/ The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences includes 20 departments and programs and is committed to a liberal arts curriculum that broadens the mind and encourages students to become active, engaged, compassionate participants in our global society.

CAMPUS & AREA: California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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The university requires a criminal and child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Failure to consent to a background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.