The Department of English, University of Connecticut, invites applications for a one-year renewable Assistant Professor in Residence appointment at the Greater Hartford Regional Campus, beginning August 2014.

We seek an excellent teacher of writing who will also serve as the coordinator of our campus writing center. Coordination of the center would include hiring and overseeing the work of the writing center staff and also providing support for faculty teaching first-year writing and writing-intensive courses. The successful candidate would join an active group of writing program administrators and scholars across the UConn system. Teaching responsibilities include primarily first-year writing courses with some opportunity for other courses consistent with the successful candidate’s interests and qualifications. The course load is 6-9 credits per semester plus administrative work with the writing program. The Greater Hartford Campus is a small regional campus with a very diverse student population, including many first-generation college students.


Minimum qualifications: Completion of all requirements for the PhD in English, rhetoric/composition, or related field by the start date of employment and evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate must have experience teaching first-year writing and some graduate coursework in rhetoric/composition. Preferred qualifications: writing center experience and/or administrative (WPA) experience, active engagement in the profession, and a research agenda related to writing studies.

Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position that will report to both the Head of the English  Department and the Director of the Greater Hartford Campus. In-Residence positions are non-tenure track, but may be renewed annually.


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a brief portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, assignment prompts) to Husky Hire at Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration online applications should be received no later than March 31st. A first round of interviews will take place via Skype. For further information, interested candidates should contact Scott Campbell (

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.