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Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric

The Position:

Full-time, Tenure-track Position in Composition, Humanities and Human Sciences Department

The Department of Humanities and Human Sciences at Point Park University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015.  Responsibilities include teaching first-year composition courses and designing developmental writing and ESL curriculum. Experience teaching online and administering a first-year composition program is  preferred. The teaching load will be 4/4 or 12 credit hours per term.  An ideal candidate would contribute to curriculum development and be prepared to provide vision and leadership to an evolving first-year composition and writing across the curriculum program.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. 


A Ph. D. in composition and rhetoric or related field. Degree must be in hand before a contract will be issued. The best candidate will also have a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level, potential for and interest in writing program administration, and a commitment to research activities that are relevant to the classroom.  

Application Procedure:

Please submit a letter of application detailing your interest, qualifications, and research focus; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and a list of three professional references with contact information to the Humanities and Human Sciences Department at hhsresumes@pointpark.edu.  Please note that the subject line must state the position for which you are applying. Review of applications will begin February 13, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer