Open Rank WPA position at College of Staten Island CUNY


The College of Staten Island CUNY invites applications for a teacher-scholar in composition and rhetoric for a position directing our Writing Program, effective August 2018. This position is at open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) depending on experience.

The CSI Writing Program boasts a dedicated group of full-time faculty and lecturers that serve in advisory roles, as well as adjuncts and graduate students who teach in our two-semester sequence of first-year writing courses. We offer professional development in the teaching of writing through our monthly workshop series, our Blackboard site for sharing resource materials, and our blog. Valuing the development of our adjunct community, we also host coffee hours and other events throughout the academic year.

The new WPA will perform teaching, research, and guidance in area(s) of expertise and will work closely with departmental and college committees on writing curricula. The WPA hires and supervises adjuncts and graduate students teaching writing courses and assists in coordinating their professional development. The WPA, with assistance from a Writing Program Committee, leads curriculum and policy development and revision of first-year writing classes. We are also interested in the WPA developing new courses in area(s) of specialization for the English department. The department offers significant release time as the WPA teaches a 1-1 course load per academic year.

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with over 14,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous PhD degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area. We serve a diverse student population from all five NYC boroughs. The college has a shuttle service to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and is also accessible from Manhattan and Brooklyn via MTA express and limited stop buses.

The Search Committee and the College are strongly committed to the diversity of the academic community, one that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body.


The position requires a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or other related area. The candidate should have a background as a writing program administrator or should be able to demonstrate a significant service record in a writing program. A current record of scholarly publication and an agenda for future research should be evident. Excellent skills in communication and collaborative leadership are also important.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Preference will be given to candidates who have at least four years of teaching experience, and who demonstrate scholarly specialization in the following areas: writing program administration, composition theory and pedagogy, professional/public writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing in the disciplines.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary commensurate with experience.


To apply, please go to; select "Employment", then "Job postings on line", find Job ID # 18081, and select "Apply Now". Create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.

Applicants should submit as a single PDF attachment the following: a letter of application, a CV, a one page statement of administrative philosophy, and three (3) letters of reference. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document.

If you have difficulty with uploading multiple documents to the web site, or if you have any questions, please send them to Please note that even if you must send your application to the previously referenced email address, you must still create a log on at; applicants who do not create an application at cannot be considered.


February 13, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


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Job Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Writing Program Administrator

Job ID: 18081

Location: College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular