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English (Writing Studies), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Liberal Arts

Job Title

English (Writing Studies), Tenure-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will teach advanced undergraduate courses in Writing Studies (e.g., cultural rhetorics, public rhetorics, digital writing, technical & professional writing) both within the English Department and a new major in Public Writing and Rhetoric; first-year writing courses in MTSU’s General Education English Program; and graduate-level courses that are part of the Department of English's MA and PhD programs. The successful candidate will also have a leadership role in expanding the writing curriculum and must maintain an active research agenda within Writing Studies.

Required Education

A terminal degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or a related field by the appointment date

Other Desirables

Candidates with any or all of the following will receive special consideration:
• A research agenda related to matters of equity, inclusion, or sustainability
• Experience/interest in writing program administration
• Experience with professional writing and/or technical communication
• Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, remote synchronous, online asynchronous)

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline).

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 10/31/2022

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