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  Job Title: Assistant Professor in Composition, Rhetoric and Writing
  Job ID: 17392
  Department: English
  Location: Queens College

​Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City.  We take pride in our pluralistic community  and continue to  seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. With a commitment to an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College's liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as "The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges;" the College's graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.
The Queens College English Department teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses to over four thousand students, including five hundred and fifty English majors. Its MA program serves over two hundred MS Ed and literature students, and its MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation attracts a select group of students from across the US. The forty-five full-time faculty teach and publish in both traditional and emerging areas within the profession; recent hires include specialists in composition studies, nineteenth-century American, Asian American, African American, Caribbean, Victorian, Science Fiction, transnational, and Children's literature. Eight English Department faculty also teach in the consortia! PhD program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, more than from any other CUNY college.

In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values the English Department seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor Vacancy in Composition, Rhetoric and Writing with a specialization in multilingualism beginning Fall 2018. The selected candidate will teach required composition courses in the Department as well have the opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and composition/rhetoric. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in research, perform advising duties in the English department, and show potential for faculty leadership, curriculum development, and program administration.


​PhD in English, Composition/Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, or a related field. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.
All candidates with publication and teaching experience in  the field of composition,  rhetoric and writing will be considered. But we are especially interested in applications from scholars with research and teaching interests in multilingualism, translingualism, second language writing, and/or global Englishes, as well as a commitment to teaching students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Preferred secondary interests include writing pedagogy  and administration, literacy, rhetoric, or  digital writing.


​CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and
experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

It is essential that candidates submit the requested items to CUNYFirst for a valid application. In
addition candidates must also submit a full dossier including cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Professor Glenn Burger, Chair, by email to Include Asst. Prof. Multilingual Position in the subject line.

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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