TT Basic Writing Specialist

Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor

Composition and Rhetoric

College of Arts and Humanities


Position Announcement


The faculty of the Department of English at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track position in the Department of English



The successful applicant will teach a broad range of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including (though not exhaustively) Basic Writing, Composition, and Composition Pedagogy in the area of specialization with a possibility of teaching English education majors.  The standard workload is four classes per semester, with a reduced load of three classes per semester for the first four semesters. Individual faculty members may also be offered reassignment time for undertaking significant service commitments at the departmental and/or institutional level. The successful applicant will maintain an active research program and contribute to the running of the department and university through advising and committee work.


Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities

The Department of English offers a varied and soundly based program that unifies the study of composition, language, and literature. Within the major, students may concentrate their program of study in literature, language and linguistics, or English education. Composition courses at California State University, Dominguez Hills are taught by a dynamic group of faculty members who bring a diverse range of professional interests, strengths, and experiences to the department of English. The Composition Program is comprised of a rigorous sequence of courses including: basic writing, two required courses in “first-year”/college composition (FYC), an alternative stretch composition sequence (currently in pilot phase), and a course in advanced composition. In addition, the English Graduate Program currently includes certificates in Composition and Rhetoric and TESL.



Background Checks

The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should have the Ph.D. with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric and Basic Writing.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


The University

CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.  With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.


How to Apply

While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on Nov. 30, 2016 extended to January 15, 2017.


Register your online application/s at and have the following documents as a single file by January 14, 2017:


  • Current Curricula Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • List of 3 references with contact information


Instructions on how to submit a single document link:


Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation and official transcripts directly to the email address of or you may mail directly to:


Dr. Timothy Chin

Chair, Department of English

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA  90747

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 


Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766. 


Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.


Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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