Department of English, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Department of English-APPW [#7898]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Location:Mansfield, Ohio 44906, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Academic Writing
Starting Date:2017/08/16
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/12, finished 2017/03/11, listed until 2017/11/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of English at the Ohio State University at Mansfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (beginning Autumn 2017) specializing in Professional Writing to teach courses in the English major’s concentration in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy and to coordinate our campus’s Minor in Professional Writing.

Primary teaching responsibilities include beginning and advanced courses in business and technical writing as well as the minor’s internship preparation and support courses. Secondary specializations in Digital Media, Literacy Studies, or Writing Program Administration are desirable. Teaching load for tenure-track faculty is typically 3/3, with some reductions during the probationary period.

English faculty at Mansfield teach in a multi-disciplinary small-college environment but are integrated members of the OSU Department of English, which spans five campuses and houses an active community of scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, Literacy Studies, Professional Communication, and Digital Media. During the probationary period, tenure-track faculty at regional campuses receive extensive mentoring in teaching and research from colleagues at all campuses.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017 in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Professional Writing, Technical Communication, or a related field and must demonstrate clear potential to establish a strong scholarly profile in professional communication. Desired qualifications include experience teaching members of underrepresented groups or first-generation students. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarship, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Carolyn Skinner at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
The Ohio State University Mansfield
1760 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906

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