Trinity College Writing Program

We are late to the hiring cycle because one of our faculty members only recently announced his retirement, but with quick approval from the Dean we are very excited about this search and hope to get the word out. 

The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, contract renewable, faculty position with opportunities for advancement, beginning fall 2017. Teaching responsibilities include first year composition and advanced courses in rhetoric and composition.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by July 1, 2017 (or PhD in English with significant coursework or research in rhetoric and composition as well as teaching experience).  Teaching load is 3/2.  Initial two-year contract with 3-5 year contracts upon promotion.  Competitive salary and benefits.  After promotion, Senior Lecturers and Principal Lecturers are eligible for a one-semester research leave.  

The successful applicant will join a vibrant Writing Program and propose and develop courses, serve on college and programmatic committees, advise students, and provide expertise in composition pedagogy to faculty and students across disciplines. We are looking for a committed writing faculty member with a demonstrated area of scholarly interest.  Areas of expertise might include: community engagement, digital rhetoric, writing for the sciences, civic rhetoric, or cultural rhetoric.

Please send letter of application, C.V., teaching statement, sample syllabi for an introductory and an advanced composition course, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically via https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.   Materials due February 24, 2017.  Questions should be directed to Tennyson O’Donnell, Director of the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Chair of the Search Committee, at tennyson.odonnell@trincoll.edu.  Interviews conducted March 15-18 at the 2017 CCCC in Portland, OR.  Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. [R]

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated pedagogical framework.  The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

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