TT Asst Professor of FYW and/or PTW

Hey good people of CWPA,

Come work with us at West Chester U! We are looking for a tenure-track colleague to teach in our FYW sequence and our growing Professional/Technical Writing program offerings. We are particularly interested in colleagues whose scholarship and teaching explores how first-year composition and/or PTW intersects with issues of race, gender, sexuality, and able-bodiedness. 

I am the search chair for the position, so please do reach out to me with any questions about the position or our institution ( We have a great crew here in the WCU English Department, and we look forward to swelling our ranks with another awesome colleague. Join us!

Here’s the full job description: 

Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in First-Year Writing and Professional and Technical Writing, Tenure-track, beginning August 2018.  
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness, as well as an active research agenda through a history of conference presentations and articles submitted for publication. The department is especially interested in candidates whose record of scholarship explores how first-year composition and/or PTW intersects with issues of race, gender, sexuality, and able-bodiedness. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester in first-year writing and/or professional and technical writing, advising students, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and participating in university and department activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D., in hand by August 15, 2018, in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Professional/Technical Writing, or an equivalent in a closely related area.

Special Instructions

A dossier consisting of a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts will be required prior to an interview. Include email addresses for three references when applying in our system.  Referees will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letter of recommendation to our applicant tracking system.
Finalists must successfully complete the interview and a teaching demonstration. Interested applicants should visit for more information and to apply for the position. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.
West Chester University is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and is a vibrant, mid-sized regional comprehensive state university serving over 17,000 students. Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia, the university is close to libraries, museums, hospitals, and within 100 miles of New York City and Washington DC. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. WCU is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment background and consumer reporting checks.

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