Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Job Description:
The Core Writing (Writing Across the Curriculum) Program at Fairfield University invites applications for one full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to start September 1, 2021. Having recently completed revision of its Core, Fairfield University’s exciting new writing curriculum requires students to complete four writing classes, including a new Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition course (a hybrid of WAC and “Writing about Writing” approaches).

VAP positions typically carry a 4/4 course load in Core Writing, with the possibility of teaching in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing program. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and academic service and will demonstrate thorough knowledge of the field.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition is strongly preferred. ABDs are also considered.
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching of college composition courses is required.
  • Understanding of contemporary best practices in the teaching of rhetoric and composition and Writing Across the Curriculum is a must.

Additional Information:

  • Subspecializations of interest include cultural rhetorics, translingual writing, digital writing pedagogy, writing for the health sciences, and assessment.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Salary is commensurate with highest degree earned and is competitive.

Application Instructions:
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled, but we do anticipate making these hires by June. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Kim Gunter, the Director of the Core Writing Program, at kgunter@fairfield.edu.

For full consideration, please click https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fairfield-CT/Visiting-Assistant-Professor–English_JR0000919 and upload the following materials:

Please submit:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae (including a list of three references)
  • a sample syllabus for a first-year composition course
  • three letters of recommendations submitted directly by your references

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: