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Assistant Professor of Writing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please upload: an application letter under “Cover Letter”, a statement of teaching philosophy under “Statement of Teaching Interest,” a statement of research interests under “Statement of Research Interest,” a C.V., and contact information for three references. Review of applications to begin November 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Phyllis Ryder, Chair of the Search Committee, at pryder@gwu.edu.

Recruitment Plan

I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001226
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Writing
Rank: Assistant Professor
Administrative Title:
Discipline Humanities
Specialty: STEM writing or social sciences writing
Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2018
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

The University Writing Program (UWP) at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, seeks a specialist in teaching STEM writing or social sciences writing, broadly construed, to join the program at the rank of Assistant Professor (non-tenure accruing). The successful candidate will contribute an active research agenda to complement the work of our diverse faculty and play a central role in developing course offerings that expand the program’s reach.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek a person who can contribute to our First Year Writing (academic writing) division by regularly teaching the required first-year introduction to academic writing and research course (UW 1020), and collaborating with our Writing in the Disciplines and Writing Center divisions. We are particularly interested in better serving students in engineering, health services, sciences, and social sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. or other terminal degree completed before date of appointment (specialization is open);
an active research agenda (which may be related to writing studies or another discipline);
experience and evidence of excellence in teaching science or social science writing in academic or workplace, professional, or academic settings;
some familiarity with contemporary composition and/or rhetorical theory and practice.

Advertised Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

GW is a major research university, serving approximately 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students across multiple campuses in and around the nation’s capital. The UWP is one of the largest and most active academic units at GW, encompassing three divisions — First Year Writing, Writing in the Disciplines, and the Writing Center. UWP professors come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.

Regular non-tenure track rank (Assistant, Associate, and Full professor) appointments at GW have relative parity with tenure-track positions in salary, benefits, and access to promotion. In the UWP, these positions carry teaching, research, and service expectations, in that order of priority. The standard teaching load is 3/3. The initial contract period will be three years. Following a second successful reappointment process, subsequent contracts will be five years.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload: an application letter under “Cover Letter”, a statement of teaching philosophy under “Statement of Teaching Interest,” a statement of research interests under “Statement of Research Interest,” a C.V., and contact information for three references. Review of applications to begin November 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Phyllis Ryder, Chair of the Search Committee, at pryder@gwu.edu.

Department Link: writingprogram.gwu.edu
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46801

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree (specialization open) completed by date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate an active research agenda (which may be related to writing studies or another discipline)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate experience and evidence of excellence in teaching science or social science writing in workplace, professional, or academic settings?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have some familiarity with contemporary composition and/or rhetorical theory and practice?
    • Yes
    • No