Assistant Professor of English, Composition/Rhetoric at Westmont College Print


Deadline for Applications:

The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition/Rhetoric to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division writing courses across genres in the English major and Writing minor. All colleagues in the English Department regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts (Composition) courses.

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or another appropriate field by the date of appointment (or an MFA with significant teaching and publication record); (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in composition/rhetoric; (3) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. Preferred additional qualifications: (1) secondary expertise or experience in TESOL and/or linguistics; or creative writing, digital storytelling, journalism, multimodal composition, professional writing, visual rhetoric, science writing, and/or technical writing; or WAC/WID, writing center administration, and/or writing program administration; (2) interest in contributing to the Ethnic Studies minor, Environmental Studies minor, Film Studies minor, Gender Studies minor, and/or literature courses in the English major; (3) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s general education requirement in Justice, Reconciliation, and Diversity on Biblical and Theological Grounds.

Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In keeping with that mission and its vision of the Kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body. Benefits include a faculty housing program.

Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask you to submit a cover letter and a CV with contact information for three references. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the Christian identity and mission of the college. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Sarah Skripsky, search chair of the English department, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin in October 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698. The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.