Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

07/9/2019: Adjunct, First-Year Composition; Business/Technical Writing, West Chester University

Description Depending on final enrollment numbers for the fall, West Chester University of PA (WCU) is seeking adjunct instructors who specialize in rhetoric & composition and/or business & professional writing. If interested and want more details, please contact Ilknur Sancak-Marusa, Director of First-Year Writing, at
Deadline: July 19, and ongoing


6/6/2019: Learning Center Coordinator, Penn State Abington

  • Campus/Location: Penn State Abington
  • Date Announced: 06/05/2019
  • Date Closing: open until filled
  • Job Number: 88253
  • Level/Salary Band: 02 – H –Exempt
  • Work Unit: Penn State Abington
  • Department: Academic Affairs Full/Part Time: Full–Time

Penn State Abington seeks an academic professional to oversee the Learning Success Center, coordinate summer enrichment programs, and support students in need of academic skills development. The Coordinator provides leadership and administrative oversight for the development, implementation, and assessment of learning support opportunities that assist with student academic success and retention. The Coordinator will have direct responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the Learning Success Center, to include creating and managing the Center’s budget; hiring, training, and supervising tutors. They will collaborate with the English and ESL faculty and the Math and Sciences faculty to design and to implement student learning initiatives; developing and utilizing data to guide decision-making; preparing funding proposals; and writing reports intended to educate stakeholders regarding program outcomes and new opportunities for enhancing student success and retention. The Coordinator will work with the Senior Coordinator for Student Success to design and implement initiatives for students on Academic Warning. In partnership, they will coordinate the campus summer bridge programs, with specific responsibility for the Pathway to Success: Summer Start Program (PaSSS). The PaSSS responsibilities include recruitment of students, administration of the courses, and continued support for this cohort. The Candidate should also have a commitment to ongoing training and professional development. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree in English or Composition/Rhetoric, Higher Education, or closely related field plus related experience in Learning or Writing Centers preferred. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This is a fixed-term appointment funded through June 30, 2020 with good possibility of re-funding.


4/30/2019: Multiple Adjunct Opportunities: Writing Program; Writing Center,
Bryn Mawr College

Description Bryn Mawr College anticipates several openings in the area of multilingual writing for the upcoming fall semester. Please pass the word along to colleagues or recent graduates who might be interested.

  • The Writing Program: Instructor for WRIT 120: Workshop for Multilingual Writers, class meets twice a week;
  • The Writing Program: Instructor for WRIT 130: Advanced Workshop for Multilingual Writers, class meets once a week;
  • The Writing Center: ESL Specialist, 6 hours/week as a professional tutor.

There is some flexibility in scheduling and individuals are welcome to apply for one or all of the roles. 

Qualifications Applicants should have experience and interest in both TESOL and college composition.
Application URL / More Info Those interested should email a CV and academic writing sample to


4/4/2019: Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English and Philosophy
Drexel University

Description The Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track assistant teaching professor to begin fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach composition in our first-year writing program as well as creative writing in our Storylab workshops. The initial contract is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for renewable 2- or 3-year contracts. The teaching load is the equivalent of four three-credit courses in each of Drexel's fall, winter, and spring 10-week quarters. Three courses each term will be in first-year writing, in traditional and/or hybrid format. The fourth course will involve instructional responsibility in Storylab, an evening creative writing workshop for nontraditional students.
Qualifications Minimum of master's degree in rhetoric/composition, English, or creative writing required; advanced degree (MFA, EdD, or PhD) or strong publication record in fiction writing preferred.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and of varying ages required.
Experience teaching first-year writing and creative writing preferred.
Essential Functions Teach three sections of first-year writing each quarter, in traditional or hybrid format. Teach Storylab evening workshops (typically 5 to 8:15 pm on Monday evenings). These workshops enroll up to 10 non-matriculated students, who receive intensive instruction and feedback but no formal grades.  
Supplemental Posting Information Applicants should submit an application letter and current CV no later than April 30, 2019.

Letters of reference and a writing sample may be solicited at a later stage of the process.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

Documents Resume
Cover Letter
Job Close Date 07-17-2019
Application URL / More Info


03/27/2019: Coordinator of the Writing Center (Title III Strengthening Institutions Federal Grant)
Neumann University

Location: Aston, PA
Description: Neumann University is seeking a qualified Coordinator of the Writing Center. The Coordinator of the Writing Center will provide vision, strategic planning, leadership, management, and supervision for the Writing Center staff which includes professional and student tutors; the Coordinator will provide pedagogical support, recruit, train, and supervise undergraduate writing tutors; the Coordinator will work with the Director of the Academic Resource Center to expand the influence of the Writing Center across campus; the Coordinator will collaborate with the Faculty Writing Coordinator in developing a more complete understanding of: the writing process, writing intensive assignments, proper research, and overall communication skills; the Coordinator will strive to ensure that the Writing Center staff work in an inclusive, professional, and student-centered environment. Duties include: organize and maintain all Title III related records, including monthly activity reports from Title III Project Coordinator and Activity Director; co-chair with the Writing Coordinator the Writing Intensive Task Force (WRIT); provide professional development opportunities for professional and student writing tutors; remain current on best practices and the use of technology in the development of writing and rhetoric skills in students; provide, as needed, support via workshops and on-campus expertise for all University writing intensive course faculty and students; ensure that writing support services are accessible to all students including being ADA compliant; assist the Director of the Academic Resource Center with the staffing of the Writing Center; conduct program evaluations and assessments in alignment with the University and Title III requirements; work directly with students in one-on-one and small group settings; attend meetings across the University as needed to represent the Writing Center and its goals and objectives; advocate for multilingual and ESL students; and assist the Director of the Academic Resource Center with the development of a strategic plan for the Writing Center. Qualifications include: Master’s Degree required, Rhetoric and Composition, English, ESL Education (concentration in literacy/writing), or a related field; professional experience working in a college-level writing center, tutoring center, or a related environment preferred; familiarity with the role of technology on writing and reading pedagogy; ability to effectively use technology in furtherance of objectives; excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to address multiple audiences and strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and adhere to deadlines.

Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan Mission of the University. Position is funded through Neumann University’s Title III, Strengthening Institutions Federal Grant Program, and will be institutionalized according to the grant guidelines and budget. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and current resume, along with a list of references (incl. names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) to:

Neumann University
David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources & Risk Management
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298



02/28/2019: Full-Time Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator
Cabrini University, Center for Student Success

Location: Radnor, PA
Description: The mission of the Academic Enrichment area is to support the holistic academic growth of all learners and within the university community through the provision of a combination of peer and professional tutoring, programming and resources grounded in research and supportive of high impact practices. As a part of the Center for Student Success (CSS), we are particularly committed to advancing the university’s strategic goal of attracting and retaining a more diverse undergraduate student body. As a member of the Academic Enrichment team, the Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator will assist in addressing our student population’s supplemental instruction and coaching needs by ensuring the smooth operation of the subject area tutoring and classroom coaching programs. Moreover, he/she will work with the Director to create services, materials, programs, policies, procedures and professional development opportunities for peer tutors who work with these populations.

The Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the subject area tutoring and classroom coach programs including creating tutoring schedules, approving payroll, designing procedures and implementing technological tools that support the efficient use of resources. In this capacity, the Coordinator will develop assessments of tutoring services, maintain records and collect data so the program is responsive to usage trends and the changing demands of students, faculty and administrators. In addition, the Coordinator will collaborate with the Director and other Academic Enrichment staff to provide tutor training and development opportunities that utilize research and theories from the WAC/WID, teaching, learning and student development fields. The focus of this training will be on enhancing the quality and efficacy of tutoring services with an eye toward student retention. The Coordinator must be able to handle conflict productively, remain open to change and continually enhance his or her tutoring and technology skills in accordance with research involving WAC/WID, teaching, learning and student development.

This is a 10-month position.

To view the full position description and apply, applicants should visit: Any potential applicants who are unsure about whether they would meet the qualifications for the position should feel free to email me directly at We will begin reviewing applications immediately.


02/25/2019: Visiting Assistant Professor, First-Year Writing
Lehigh University

Location: Bethlehem, PA
Description: The Department of English at Lehigh University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in our First-Year Writing Program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English (preferably with specialization in Composition-Rhetoric) and record of successful teaching in composition courses at the college level. Candidates with comparable training and appropriate experience may be considered. Candidates must have earned their Ph.D.s from institutions other than Lehigh.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on funding and successful performance. Teaching load of four courses each semester, consisting of first-year writing courses (English 1, 2, or 11). All first-year students at Lehigh take at least one course in composition; class size is typically 19 or below. Opportunities to collaborate with faculty and graduate students in a vibrant composition and rhetoric program.

To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of excellence in teaching (no more than 5 pages) to with the subject heading “VAP Search 2019.” All materials should be received by March 15, 2019.

Questions about the position should be directed to Ed Lotto,, chair of the search committee. We are planning to conduct Skype interviews with a short list of candidates.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lehigh University offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. More information about policies and benefits for faculty at Lehigh can be found at:  


11/23/2018: Tenure-track Asst Prof, Creative Nonfiction with commitment to FYW
West Chester University

Location: Philadelphia
Description: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of English, with proven expertise in creative nonfiction.

Responsibilities include teaching a 4/4 load, with at least two of those courses being first year writing. Creative writing courses include undergraduate introductory-level, multi-genre workshops; workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; and special topics courses, as well as courses at the graduate level. Other duties may include overseeing graduate theses.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or M.F.A. (or equivalent) in Creative Writing, completed or expected by August 2019.

The successful candidate will specialize in creative nonfiction and demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to teaching first-year writing. The successful candidate will be experienced in teaching creative writing and composition at the college level. Preferred candidates will demonstrate an active research agenda in the field of creative nonfiction, with a history of conference presentations, publications, and/or readings. The department is especially interested in candidates with interest and experience in building creative communities, including organizing events like a reading series and student-centered activities involving the arts. Candidates who advance to the campus visit will be asked to provide a brief statement explaining the ways that student success, diversity, and inclusion shape their approach to teaching, scholarship, and service.

Instructions, Materials: Finalists must successfully complete the interview process and teaching demonstration. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Dossier and references with contact information will be required prior to interview.    

Interested applications should apply at   Application materials should include: letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, graduate and undergraduate transcripts and a 15-page sample of creative nonfiction are required. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2018 and continue until position is filled. 

West Chester University is a vibrant mid-sized regional comprehensive state university located in southeastern Pennsylvania; it is only a short distance to major East Coast cities. 

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment background and consumer reporting checks.  

Application Link:


10/26/2018: Lecturer, Critical Writing
University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia
Description: Penn’s Critical Writing Program is a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) program. We invite applications for one or more full-time, one-year appointment(s) (non-tenure track) as Lecturer to teach small, discipline-based writing seminars to Penn freshmen. Initial appointment(s) are for academic year 2019-20 and may be renewed for up to two additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Following this period, qualified candidates may also be eligible for a renewable longer-term appointment. Teaching load is 6 courses per year on topics determined in consultation with the program administration. Additional responsibilities include midterm and final portfolio scoring, attendance and participation in all training sessions and faculty meetings, and active professional development in teaching, rhetoric, or writing in the candidate’s discipline.

Qualifications: PhD preferred. Strong interest in writing required. Teaching experience desirable but not required. Extensive training and mentorship will be provided. Applicants from Rhetoric & Composition, Sociology, Economics, Engineering, and Business are especially welcome. We are particularly interested in those applicants who have a global research scope or international research focus.

Instructions, Materials: Application dossiers are to be submitted online at and should include an application letter; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; a draft course proposal; summary sheets of student evaluations, if available; and the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.

Successful candidate(s) must be able to attend online training sessions during May 2019 and in-person training sessions August 12 – August 16 and August 19 – August 23, 2019. For more information on the program, visit

The Critical Writing Program is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).  

Application Link:


10/24/2018: Assistant Professor of English/Director of Writing
La Salle University

Description: The La Salle University Department of English seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a doctorate and specialization in Rhetoric and Composition Studies to join the department in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach a range of writing courses and serve as Director of Writing, a position that carries a 2-2 reduced-course teaching load. In that capacity, he or she will supervise the university-wide writing program.

Specific position requirements: earned doctorate by 1 September 2019; dissertation in some field of rhetoric/composition studies; evidence of successful teaching of collegiate-level writing courses; demonstrated potential for successful research/other professional activities; experience with/continued interest in teaching first-year students; familiarity with program assessment and administrative experience in a university writing program highly desirable.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of background screening checks. La Salle University is a liberal arts, urban, diverse Roman Catholic university in the tradition of the Christian Brothers that seeks to prepare students for lives dedicated to the common good. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our educational mission. La Salle University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. AA/EOE M/F/D/V

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample through La Salle Human Resources at For full consideration, applicants should submit materials no later than 26 November 2018. The department intends to interview select candidates via Skype in mid-December and bring finalists to campus in late January/early February 2019.

Instructions, Materials: Necessary materials: cover letter, cv, teaching philosophy, writing sample
2nd round candidates will be asked for letters for reference. Please note, the online position ad should be live on 26 October 2018.
Contact/Search Chair: Bryan Narendorf:
Deadline: 26 November, 2018
Application URL:


10/08/2018: Professional Writing Tutor, ELL Writing Specialist
York College of Pennsylvania

Description: The Professional Writing Tutor, ELL Writing Specialist will be responsible for providing support for students' composition of a wide variety of texts for classes across the curriculum, and for other personal and professional purposes. The individual will provide this support foremost by tutoring individual students, especially ELL students. A tutoring session involves assessing students' composition needs, prioritizing among those needs, providing appropriate scaffolding to address the students' learning needs, and assessing the effectiveness of the tutoring session. In addition to tutoring, this individual will support student writing by participating in Writing Center research projects; assisting the Director with ongoing staff education; and assisting with developing and facilitating small group services for students (special topic workshops, writing retreats, and other events). This is a part-time position.

Requirements: A Bachelor's Degree is required, as well as one to two years of experience with writing instruction at the secondary or post-secondary level. A Master's degree in composition studies, composition & rhetoric, English, or English Education, and/or TESOL certification is preferred, along with tutoring/writing center experience with college-level students. The Professional Writing Tutor must be committed to working with students from diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds to provide effective writing tutoring to promote students' writing skills, and be willing to be a team player with all Writing Center staff.

Instructions, Materials: Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration applications should be received by October 22, 2018.
Application URL: