Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English (Professional Writing) to begin in August 2022.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The College of Arts and Humanities is a regional innovator in education that cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration, artistic and cultural programming, and inclusive and engaged citizenship. With over 500 undergraduates, 80 graduate students, and more than 70 full-time and adjunct faculty, the English Department is a large and dynamic community dedicated to building knowledge in the field of English Studies.
Teaching Professional and Technical Writing and First Year Writing
Advising and mentoring students
Maintaining an active research agenda
Serving the University and the community through participation in various committees
The typical course load involves teaching four courses per semester.
Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Professional Writing, and/or Technical Communication, completed or expected by August 2022
Demonstrated experience in teaching professional and technical writing courses
Research agenda in any area related to professional and technical writing
Area of specialization in one or more of the following: professional writing and social justice; professional writing and/as social or community advocacy; professional writing and community engagement; professional writing and ethics; disability studies; or accessibility
Demonstrated experience in teaching first-year writing courses
Evidence of scholarly engagement in areas related to professional writing and social justice
Demonstrated experience with service and/or committee work at the program, departmental, college/university, or national level
The ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic commitment to teaching professional and technical writing as well as first-year writing and be an active contributor to a growing minor program in professional and technical writing through innovative curricula, assessment, and programming. Recognizing that a diverse campus community strengthens the learning environment and our community, WCU seeks applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
The following materials should be submitted to the West Chester University Electronic Submission site:
Statement of teaching philosophy
A listing of contact information for three references
A diversity statement will be requested of all finalists
Copies of graduate transcripts will be requested of all finalists
Official transcripts required prior to employment
Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists must provide a diversity statement and successfully complete interviews, a research talk and a teaching demonstration" to "Finalists must provide a diversity statement and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and successfully complete interviews, a research presentation and a teaching demonstration.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 22-38
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.