Assistant Professor of English - Composition/Writing
Milwaukee, WI  / Wauwatosa, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Position Summary

The Department of English at Mount Mary University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of English – Composition/Writing to begin August 2020. This full-time, non-tenure track, renewable one year appointment requires a 12-credit per semester teaching load.

Primary Responsibilities

This position includes teaching first-year writing courses in composition. Opportunities to teach in secondary areas are available. Desirable secondary specialties include creative writing, literature, journalism, or new media and professional writing (e.g., writing for websites, blogs and social media; digital storytelling; technical writing; grant writing).

Evidence of success working with first-year students required. Preference given to candidates with experience working directly with students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Experience with online instruction preferred.

Skills and Experience

Strong candidates will be versatile, committed teachers and scholars. Consistent with the mission of the University, the successful candidate will reflect a commitment to social justice and a deep understanding and appreciation for the Catholic intellectual tradition, and a commitment to the education for leadership of a diverse community of women.

Terminal degree  (Ph.D. or MFA) in hand in English, Rhetoric, or a related field and teaching experience with a diverse student population is required.  A terminal degree in progress may be considered if there is evidence of exceptional teaching experience with a diverse student population. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duties satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.

Physical Demands
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Must reach, bend, stoop, lift
  • Must sit, walk or stand
  • Some repetitive motion may be required
Working Conditions
  • Can be scheduled for up to 40 hours a week
  • Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times of the year
  • Complete work required within a limited space
  • Complete work required within a limited time

To Apply

Initial applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and 3 letters of recommendation to  
Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to submit writing samples, syllabi and teaching materials. For full consideration, please submit application by December 15, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mount Mary University is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

About Mount Mary University
Mount Mary University, founded in 1913, is an urban Catholic university for women, sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and provides an environment for the development of the whole person. The University encourages leadership, integrity, and a deep sense of social justice arising from a sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles.

Mount Mary commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning with an emphasis on thinking critically and creatively. The baccalaureate curriculum integrates the liberal arts with career preparation for women of diverse ages and personal circumstances; the programs at the graduate level provide opportunities for both men and women to enhance their professional excellence.

A Mount Mary University education reflects a core group of values and is distinguished by the characteristics of competence, community, compassion, and commitment.

Mount Mary practices equal opportunity employment as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in the workplace. 



Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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