Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing-Director FYW-Oakland University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Writing - Director, First-Year Writing

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University seeks applicants for an advanced assistant or associate professor to direct our award winning first-year writing program beginning August 15, 2016.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research agenda; teach courses in the first-year writing and undergraduate major programs as well as graduate pedagogy courses; and provide service to the department. Current faculty teaching assignments are 3/2, and there is the potential for reassigned time for administration of the first-year writing program.

We seek candidates who have experience directing a first-year program and fostering student engagement and success in first-year writing courses; developing initiatives designed to improve first-to-second year retention; and coordinating instructor support from basic writing through advanced composition.


The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field by August 15, 2016.

Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2015. For application information visit: