Director of First-Year Writing, University of Memphis

The Department of English at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track advanced assistant or associate professor to direct our first-year writing program beginning August 2016 pending availability of funds.

We seek applicants with experience in writing program administration and established records as outstanding teachers. We are especially interested in applicants skilled in instructor development, curriculum design, and program assessment. The director of first-year writing, with a reduced teaching load, oversees our practicum and mentoring program for graduate teaching assistants.

The successful candidate also will contribute to our MA and PhD programs in Composition Studies and Professional Writing and pursue an active research agenda related to either of those areas of scholarship.

A public university of over 20,000 students located in a quiet residential neighborhood in a legendary American city, UofM embraces diversity and strives to be a major metropolitan research institution.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field.

Applications for the position must be submitted online. To apply, visit:

Please have the following documents ready to upload: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; statement of teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation. Application deadline is November 30 and screening may continue until position is filled.

Applications due November 30 and screening may continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Immigration Reform Act Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.