Assistant Professor in New Media Writing

Arlington, Virginia
Sep 16, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Full Time

The Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in new media writing beginning in Fall 2020. We seek a practicing teacher, writer, and scholar of wide-ranging expertise specializing in multimodal digital writing, including one or more of the following: electronic literature, interactive storytelling, writing for new media and performance, composition pedagogy, digital rhetorics, public humanities. The selected candidate will help support a new program in Digital Writing and Narrative Design, to include curriculum development.

In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in their specializations, faculty teach introductory courses within our liberal arts core and first-year writing classes. The department values interdisciplinary teaching; interest in mentoring and supporting students of color, international students, transfer students, and first-generation students; and innovative approaches to pedagogy.

Candidates must be committed to working with a diverse, metropolitan student body; developing new courses and strengthening the arts and humanities on campus; promoting departmental activities; and performing University service responsibilities.

The new hire will enjoy a collegial environment as well as a 3/3 teaching load, support for research, membership in the Washington Research Library Consortium, and close proximity to Washington, DC.


In addition to upper-division and graduate courses in the specialization, the appointee will teach courses within the core and writing courses, including first-year composition.

Research toward publication in the area of expertise.

Promoting departmental activities; sponsoring student groups; participating in departmental assessment and faculty governance.

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