Assistant Professors of the Practice, Core Writing
Company: Fairfield University
Location: Fairfield, CT
Job Schedule: Full-time
Published In: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Published On: 01/31/2019

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

The Core Writing (Writing Across the Curriculum) Program at Fairfield University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice positions to start September 1, 2019. Currently undergoing revision of its Core, Fairfield University's exciting new writing curriculum requires students to complete four writing classes, including a new Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition course (a hybrid of WAC and “Writing about Writing” approaches).

All positions carry a 3/3 course load in Core Writing, with reassigned time for serving as Writing Across the Curriculum Consultants. (Typical non-tenure track teaching loads are 4/4.) Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and academic service and will demonstrate thorough knowledge of the field.


Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition is strongly preferred. ABDs are also considered. Salary is commensurate with highest degree earned and is competitive. Evidence of exemplary teaching of college composition courses is required. Understanding of contemporary best practices in the teaching of rhetoric and composition and Writing Across the Curriculum is a must.

Additional Information:

Experience in the research and/or teaching of writing for the health sciences or translingual writing are additional areas of expertise that would be welcomed.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive.

Application Instructions:

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, with review beginning January 31. These positions are open until filled, but we do anticipate making these hires by April 1. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Kim Gunter, the Director of the Core Writing Program, at

For full consideration, please click and upload the following materials: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application; a sample syllabus for a first-year composition course; and a statement of teaching philosophy.


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