Assistant Professor of English Composition

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

We are one growing team with one powerful goal — and as a global leader in education, we strive for a workforce that reflects the individual differences of our learning community. We believe that our employees can be their best selves when they can be their true selves. That is why we’re committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion in which all our employees feel welcomed, valued and empowered. Together, we will shape the future of education by transforming lives beginning with yours.

This position is based in the following office location:

Manchester, NH

The Opportunity

The Department of English at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is looking for a full-time on-campus Assistant Professor of English Composition. This is a position at the traditional, residential campus in Manchester, NH. You will contribute to our first year and general education program, and you will teach most of your load in related gateway courses, including basic writing, first-year composition, and a research-focused sophomore seminar. You will report to the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Education.

We are looking for someone with experience teaching composition at the first year and sophomore levels with a passionate focus on the teaching of writing. Additionally, you have a demonstrated research agenda in composition theory or pedagogy. We are also interested in candidates with cross-cultural literacy who could help diversify the offerings in our Writing Program and who share SNHU's commitment to inclusivity. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, SNHU is in the heart of New England. Within an hour of Manchester, you will find the beaches of the New England seacoast, the boating of the New Hampshire Lakes Region, the hiking and skiing of the White Mountains, and the culture of Boston, Massachusetts.

In this Role You'll Get To:

  • Teach courses as scheduled.
  • Access student work and provide timely feedback.
  • Use Brightspace (the Learning Management System) to support the course.

What we're Looking For:

  • PhD in Composition and Rhetoric or a related field. We particularly welcome candidates working at the intersection of Composition & Rhetoric and Creative Writing and/or technical, digital, or professional writing.
  • 3+ years of prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level and both the capacity and willingness to instruct composition courses to a diverse population of students.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Your application packet must include a cover letter, a CV, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy. Letters of reference will be solicited as needed.


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We recognize that not everyone enters the world of work with the same advantage, opportunity, and privilege. This is why your skills and experiences are important to us. Take the leap and apply, you just might be the person we are looking for!

Who Are We?

SNHU employees are a team in every sense. Separately, we understand that each individual brings unique experiences, perspectives and ideas to create a vibrant work environment. Together we share common values of honesty, acceptance and accountability working as a unified force toward a common goal: to transform the lives of learners. By joining our team, you join us in our vision. Together, we’ll shape the future of education by transforming lives—beginning with yours.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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