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Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing

Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing

Job Summary

Spalding University has an opening for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing in the School of Liberal Studies starting July 1, 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

The teaching load is 6 undergraduate courses of first-year writing over a 36 week period. The position also includes assessing first-year writing courses, providing pedagogy support for Composition faculty, writing and distributing annual reports detailing first-year writing assessment, working with Spalding’s SACSCOC QEP based on Writing Through Revision, and staffing and scheduling first-year writing courses.

Skills and Educational Requirements

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from a regionally accredited university, with at least three years full-time teaching experience with first-year writing courses. Previous experience working with First-Year Writing Programs preferred.


Create university-wide connections with faculty teaching writing intensive courses.

  • Work with the Director of University Studies to gather assessment data.
  • Provide in-service workshops for writing faculty.
  • Work with the QEP Director to collect, assess, and analyze first-year writing course syllabi and writing assignments.

How to apply

Please email cover letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Pattie Dillon, Chair of School of Liberal Studies
c/o Tiffany Jacobs, Administrative Assistant – School of Liberal Studies
Spalding University
851 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 8, 2018

About Spalding

Nestled in the midst of Kentucky’s largest city, historic Spalding University combines a rich history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2200 students at the bachelors’, masters and doctoral levels, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies. Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission:

Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

With a focus on community service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working adult. In addition, our unique 6-week session delivery format affords students needed scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status.


NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening as well as a criminal background check.