University of Connecticut, English

Position ID:UConn-English-494609 [#16414, 494609]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, First-Year Writing, Stamford
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: English
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/06/05, finished 2021/01/16, listed until 2020/07/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


The Department of English at the University of Connecticut invites applications for one (1) one-year renewable Assistant Professor-in-Residence position. This position will begin on August 23, 2020 and will be housed at the UConn Stamford campus.

UConn Stamford is a vibrant campus boasts a diverse student population and a growing number of international and domestic multilingual students. Located in the most visible and economically productive county in the state, UConn Stamford provides a top-ranked research university education delivered in the intimate climate of an urban liberal arts college.

The ideal candidate will bring to this position an engaged understanding of undergraduate writing studies and pedagogy, with a commitment to meeting the needs of students in multiple disciplines and emergent interdisciplines. In addition to being the sole instructor of record for introductory and intermediate writing intensive courses, the Assistant Professor-in-Residence will oversee the campus-wide administration and year-long scheduling of First-Year Writing (FYW), work closely with the First-Year Writing Director (at UConn Storrs), and serve as campus FYW liaison.


Completion of all requirements for the PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or a closely related field by the start date of employment and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate must have experience teaching college-level writing with some graduate coursework in rhetoric/composition, linguistics, or second-language writing.


Evidence of engagement with current trends in writing studies and college-level writing, as well as experience teaching composition in English to students at a college or university utilizing traditional in-person formats and remote learning/online platforms.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position that carries a 3-3 teaching load and defined First Year Writing administrative duties. The person holding this position reports directly to the First-Year Writing Director and the Department Head of English. The position may be renewed annually.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online LINK and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover Letter that addresses the criteria for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A brief portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, assignment prompts)
  4. Commitment to Diversity Statement  (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  5. A writing sample
  6. Three (3) letters of reference.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

For further information, please feel free to review the First-Year Writing Program website: Subsequent questions can be directed to Dr. Lisa Blansett (

Preference will be given to those who apply by June 25, 2020; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4025
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

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