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Associate Professor Job at Washington State University

Associate Professor Job at Washington State University

Country: USA
City: Pullman
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Associate Professor (English) required in the Department of English at Washington State University in Pullman.

Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach.  WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence.

The University invites applications for an experienced and visionary Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to serve as the Director of Composition (DOC), starting August 2019. This is a permanent, nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits are competitive.


As an Associate Professor, the successful applicant will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication in areas of expertise; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, pedagogy, and rhetoric; and to advise graduate and undergraduate students. In the DOC role the successful applicant will be responsible for all areas of the Composition Program at WSU Pullman. The DOC works closely with the Assistant Director of Composition to supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants and instructors, design and facilitate professional development sessions, review curriculum, and conduct program assessment. The DOC also chairs the multi-campus Composition Committee and coordinates with the Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and other writing program administrators across the university’s multiple campuses. The DOC maintains a leadership role in coordinating and developing the Composition Program and outreach throughout the campus community.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related area by the hire date
  • Evidence of productive research program in rhetoric and/or composition appropriate to projected rank and responsibilities
  • Evidence of successful classroom and individual teaching in rhetoric and/or composition
  • Evidence of ability to mentor students and teachers, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of experience leading writing-related programs and initiatives
  • Candidates for Associate Professor must have served at least 6 years as Assistant Professor or equivalent by the hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of developing interdisciplinary relationships and programs
  • Evidence of commitment to retention and student-success initiatives
  • Evidence of successful graduate teaching and mentoring
  • Specialization in sub-fields including, but not limited to: critical pedagogies, assessment, anti-racist pedagogies, digital or multimodal composition, L2 writing/TESOL/Applied Linguistics, and/or cultural rhetorics
  • Experience as a Director of Composition or Writing Program Administrator


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Company NameWashington State University



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