Marywood University Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, One-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track)

Marywood University English Department

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Writing, One-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track)

Summary of Duties

The Marywood University English Department seeks an Instructor/Assistant Professor in Professional Writing for a full-time (nine-month), per annum appointment beginning August 2016. There is a possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities include teaching eight undergraduate courses each year, with primary focus on professional writing and rhetoric. Particularly desirable sub-specialties include business writing, technical writing, science writing, digital writing, or related areas that support a new writing major. First year composition & rhetoric will also be part of the teaching load. Student advisement and participation in university, professional, and community service are expected. Evidence of continuing research is also desirable.

Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic university sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, located in northeastern Pennsylvania.



  • Educational: Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s or ABD (Instructor) or Ph.D. (Assistant Professor) in Composition & Rhetoric or a related field with a focus on professional writing.
  • Work Experience: Prior college teaching experience is required.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and three professional letters of reference to, attention: Dr. Erin Sadlack, Chair, English Search.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; to assure fullest consideration, all materials should be received by June 30, 2016.


Marywood University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.