Nine Month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of English, joint appointment with Education

Description & Details:

The successful candidate will participate in two vibrant departments, our English Department and our School of Education, both offering undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in a supportive, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere for faculty and students at all levels.


This is a tenure-track position with an emphasis in English and English Education. The position will be housed in the English Department with a joint appointment in the School of Education. The teaching load will typically include two courses in the English department and two courses in the School of Education each year in the areas described below.. Opportunities exist to develop and teach courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will pursue a scholarly research agenda through presentations and publications.  A consistent record of scholarly production and publication is expected at the time of tenure. Duties also include supervision of field experiences in local schools; advising graduate and undergraduate students; and collaboration with internal and external constituencies.

Advertised Salary:  

Salary is competitive, in an economically vibrant community. North Dakota State University provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate by time of hire in English, English Education, or closely related field.
  2. Eighteen credits graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (or demonstrated research and publication in Rhetoric and Writing Studies)
  3. At least 3 years of successful English language arts teaching experience in grades 6-12.
  4. Postsecondary teaching experience in Rhetoric and Writing Studies (e.g. first-year writing courses, writing center work, or other relevant teaching or administrative experiences in a college writing program)
  5. Evidence of demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  6. Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or closely related field.
  2. Relevant college or university teaching experience.
  3. Developed record of scholarly activities including publications and conference presentations.
  4. Evidence of preparation to advise doctoral students in Rhetoric and Writing Studies in a range of methodologies and approaches
  5. Graduate coursework in any of the following areas of writing studies:  research methods, writing program administration, cultural rhetorics, history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, writing assessment, and/or writing center studies
  6. Graduate or undergraduate coursework in content area reading, and/or science of reading.
  7. Experience with school-university collaboration (e.g. supervision of student teachers)
  8. Technological proficiency, including familiarity with online/remote teaching practices

Preferred Teaching Competencies: The successful candidate will be prepared to teach one or more of the following courses regularly offered in the English department as part of our bachelors degrees in English and English Education; masters in English, and Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture.

  1. ENGL 209: Intro to Linguistics
  2. ENGL 360: Grammatical Structures
  3. ENGL 435/635: Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural World
  4. ENGL 756: Composition Research
  5. ENGL 755: Composition Theory
  6. ENGL 764: Classroom Strategies for TAs
  7. 600- or 700-level graduate electives in Rhetoric/Writing Studies

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will regularly teach the following courses in the School of Education:

  1. EDUC 481/681 Secondary Methods in English Language Arts I
  2. EDUC 482/682 Secondary Methods in English Language Arts II

With a possibility of teaching:

  1. EDUC 475/775 Reading in the Content Areas or other courses as assigned

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of collegiality, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and collegial environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

 Applicant Materials Required:
Please send a CV, including a list of 3 references; unofficial transcripts; a research statement; a teaching philosophy; and an application letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications

Screening will begin 8/29/22



NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.


About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the state.

NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018).  NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes.   Fargo made’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall. 

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see



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