Assistant Professor, English / Writing Program Administrator
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Starting Date
August, 2023 
Closing Date
Open Until Filled 

The Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy at Midwestern State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in first-year composition and a research emphasis in composition/rhetoric and Writing Program Administration.

2/2 teaching load in the Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy, to include developing and teaching composition/rhetoric courses; advising students; and assigned service responsibilities, including the Composition Committee, Core Curriculum Committee, and University Writing Council. Writing Program Administrator duties include the following: oversee all aspects of the Writing Proficiency Requirement, which includes administering the fall, spring, and summer exam cycles; assess Writing Program objectives and outcomes; work with Department Chair in coordinating core writing courses; continue to develop and implement a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program that will include writing intensive courses in each major; and work closely with the AVP for Academic Affairs to improve undergraduate instruction.

Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, two years of teaching excellence, experience teaching first-year composition, and scholarship demonstrating a clear agenda in Writing Program Administration. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be conferred by August 2023.  

This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

To Apply:

Submit materials in a single PDF and include the following:

·        Letter of interest that addresses your qualifications for the position

·        Curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references

·        Unofficial graduate transcripts

Finalists will be asked for sample syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Submit the application to (or for additional information contact) Dr. Jennifer Dawes, chair of the department: Jennifer.dawes@msutexas.edu

Please send information to the contact listed below.

Contact Information
Mailing Address
Dr. Jennifer Dawes, Professor/Chair
MSU Texas
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
For More Information
Dr. Jennifer Dawes
(940) 397-4126

University Information
University Information
MSU Texas
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099
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Midwestern State University, a Texas public university with nearly 5,900 students, is a proud member of the Texas Tech University System. MSU Texas is centrally located between Dallas and Oklahoma City in Wichita Falls (population 103,000). MSU is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and is committed to excellence in teaching.

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