Assistant Professor of English | Director of First Year Composition at Columbus State University (GA)

The Department of English at Columbus State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of English | Director of First Year Composition. This position is available August 2017.

The successful candidate will teach courses in composition theory, first year composition, and advanced writing, as well as oversee the First Year Composition program. Administrative responsibilities will include curriculum development for the two-semester, First Year Composition sequence; program assessment; and recruiting, mentoring, and evaluating first year composition faculty members. The Department of English has identified the following areas for additional growth: Media and Film Studies, African American Studies, and Non-Western and World Literatures. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary strengths in these areas.

CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition or English by August 1, 2017 and relevant academic preparation and experience in writing program administration. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in departmental and university service.

Review of applications will begin Monday, November 28, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
  • Other document 1: Three references with emails and telephone numbers.

The official job posting is found at

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Joseph McCallus, Department of English, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to