Delaware State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Rhetoric and Composition) Tenure-Track

The Department of Languages and Literatures at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Composition and Rhetoric. The position will begin in the fall 2020 semester.

General Duties:

This position includes teaching composition courses and leading the Languages and Literatures Composition Team. Along with some administrative tasks, this position holds expectations for teaching and research that can shape/reshape growing demands for a robust composition program. Special considerations will be given to candidates with strong evidence of research or for early career candidates, research potential. There is also an expectation to serve on university and departmental committees.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or English with a specialty in Composition and Rhetoric and experience in teaching first-year writing.


  • Prior administrative experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience with digital learners
  • Commitment to digital learning

Interested candidates must apply online for full consideration. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (4) three letters of reference. All these components are required to be placed in a single pdf file for submission with your online application.  Please address any queries to the Search Committee via, c/o Dr. Victor N. Gomia. 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019. Apply online at Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

Contact Information

Dr. Victor Gomia, Search Committe Chair
Department of Languages and Literatures
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
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