Assistant Professors of English, Writing, and Rhetoric (2 positions)

Salisbury University - Salisbury, MD (30+ days ago)4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $81,000 a year


The Department of English at Salisbury University is accepting applications for TWO Assistant Professors of English within our Writing and Rhetoric Track. These are full-time, tenure-track positions expected to begin in August 2019.  It is anticipated that one position will take over as the Director of First Year Writing and the other will fill the position of the Associate Director of the University Writing Center. 

Areas of Specialization: While the administrative duties to be assumed in either Writing Program Administration or Writing Center Theory and Practice are essential, the Department of English is open to secondary specializations including, but not limited to: 

  • Digital Rhetorics
  • History and Theory of Rhetoric
  • Rhetorics of Ecology and Environmentalism
  • Rhetorics of Race and Ethnicity
  • Rhetorics of Gender and Sexuality 

Primary Job Duties: Teach courses ranging from first-year Composition to upper level undergraduate courses in area(s) of specialization to graduate seminars, both previously established and newly created. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester but will drop to 2 upon assuming administrative duties.  

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree or ABD in English or related field.  If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before August 15, 2019.  Ability to use effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners. 

Applications received by November 1st will receive first consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointments are contingent upon verifications of eligibility to work in the U.S. 

Applications are accepted only via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Visit our website to apply. FAQs of the Online Employment Application System are available for more information and instructions. 

To be considered an applicant, you must submit the following: 1) A cover letter that outlines education history, teaching experience, and interest (including secondary areas of specialization), publication record, scholarly research activities and interests, and 2) Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, please have three (3) blind letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to  All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Elizabeth Curtin at  

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland.  Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland.  Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland.  The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700. 

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. The learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit


Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.