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CUNY Assistant Professor - Digital Media (Writing Program) in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Digital Media (Writing Program)

Job ID: 21605

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The English Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor line with a focus in Digital Media. The successful candidate will serve as the Associate Director of First-Year Writing beginning August 26, 2020.

The Associate Director of Composition will serve as a faculty administrator with reduced teaching responsibilities, collaborating with the Writing Program Director, other faculty, and Graduate Writing Fellows on curriculum development, personnel management, professional development, assessment, program research initiatives, and program operations. We especially seek candidates who focus on digital media in their research and teaching and who can contribute to a burgeoning concentration in rhetoric, writing, and linguistics in the department by developing and teaching courses in such areas as digital humanities, multimodal composing, advanced editing, and digital storytelling.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty teach 18 hours per academic year. Pre-tenure faculty are awarded a significant amount of reassigned time for the first five years and reduced teaching responsibilities, and faculty who hold administrative positions are granted additional reassigned time.

The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to our mission of educating one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S. Successful candidates will collaborate with an engaged writing faculty to design and teach courses in first-year writing and upper division courses in rhetoric and writing.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. by August 26, 2020, in Rhetoric and Composition, English, Technical or Professional Communication, or other related fields. Applicants should have experience teaching multiple first-year writing courses with preference for experience developing and teaching upper level writing and rhetoric courses. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Previous writing program administration experience is preferred. The successful applicant will also demonstrate interest in continued professional development and research related to writing studies and writing program administration. Applicants also should have a good understanding of and experience with teaching a diverse student body.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced), a teaching portfolio showcasing the following: a statement of Teaching Philosophy and a sample syllabus.

STEP TWO - Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.


Applications submitted by February 15, 2020, will receive first consideration. We will continue to accept and review applications until March 15. We will begin conducting preliminary interviews by video conference or phone in late February.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.