University of Connecticut, English

Position ID:UConn-English-2020208 [#15139, 493605]
Position Title: Associate/Full Professor, Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Writing Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/15, finished 2020/08/23, listed until 2020/02/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The University of Connecticut’s Department of English invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies.

Writing Studies is a growing and vibrant field in UConn’s English Department, one that includes the Aetna Endowed Chair in Writing (; a new curriculum underway in First-Year Writing (; a robust Writing Center (; strong, statewide connections across writing programs at 5 UConn campuses (Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury); a dedicated committee on undergraduate writing instruction; the long-standing Connecticut Writing Project (; and an expansive Early College Education (ECE) ( dual-credit writing network. We have a dynamic Ph.D. program in English, with graduate students involved in writing program administration and research.  The English Department engages with interdisciplinary programs across campus including the Africana Studies Institute, American Studies, the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, the Human Rights Institute, Judaic Studies, Medieval Studies, and the Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, among others.  We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of scholars and students.

We invite applicants who specialize in any area of Writing Studies.  We are especially interested in those with research activity in digital writing, professional writing, and/or environmental rhetorics. This faculty member will work with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to support our writing programs and curriculum. The candidate will participate in a rotation of faculty who assume Directorship of First-Year Writing at the Storrs campus for 3-5 years at a time.


Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing Studies, English, or related field. A robust research agenda as evidenced by scholarly publications. Leadership or administrative experience in writing-related initiatives such as first-year writing programs.


Experience in digital and online writing instruction pedagogies, design, implementation, and instructor support. Demonstrated research and teaching interests in writing in digital environments, professional writing, and/or environmental rhetorics. Experience with writing and rhetoric departments, university writing centers, writing across the curriculum, general education, and/or teaching, learning, or community centers.


This is a full-time, 9-month appointment with an anticipated starting date of August 23, 2020 and the opportunity of tenure-at-hire. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications. Applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of associate professor, with tenure.


Select “Apply” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following:

  • A letter of application no more than 3 single-spaced pages that addresses:  overall qualifications; current and future research agendas; teaching philosophy and markers of excellence; and relevant administrative and leadership experience.
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including how you invite broad participation, integrate multicultural experiences in your pedagogy and research to meet the needs of diverse learners and learning styles, etc.)
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020208)

If you have a question about the position please contact the head of the search committee, Professor Brenda Brueggemann (

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

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