Assistant Professor - English Composition and Humanistic Studies

Working Title: Assistant Professor - English Composition and Humanistic Studies 
UW System Title: Assistant Professor

Posting Date: November 1, 2016

Essential Job Functions:

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and the Humanistic Studies department seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in English Composition. Contingent upon election by faculty, the successful candidate will direct the English Composition Program and the Writing Center.  

Applicants with a demonstrated potential for writing program administration, the ability to work with teachers campus-wide to support writing in the disciplines and writing across the curriculum, successful experience teaching in English Composition, and experience with a range of writing courses beyond English Composition are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with successful experience tutoring in a writing center, as well as familiarity in digital rhetoric and multimodal composition, are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in English Composition, as well as other undergraduate writing courses depending on the expertise and interests of the successful candidate and the needs of the academic units (i.e. Media Writing, Technical Writing, Methods of Teaching Writing, and/or an interdisciplinary First Year Seminar). 
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum review and expansion. 
  • Tutor in the Writing Center. 
  • Develop and teach on-line course offerings. 
  • Advise and supervise internships and independent studies. 
  • Advise students. 
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank. 
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing development of the department

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field is a necessary condition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be contracted as Assistant Professors but transferred into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.

Starting Date: August 21 , 2017

Conditions of Appointment:

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits packageincluding participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • Three current letters of recommendation - Must be sent from the reference or a portfolio system and may be sent to

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Professor David Coury, Chair, English Composition Recruitment and Hiring Committee 
Phone: (920)465-2348

Application Deadline:To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.