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Assistant Professor, Educator, English, Professional Writing

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor-Educator instructional position in Professional Writing, beginning August 15, 2023. Initial three-year appointment, non-tenure track, AAUP represented, with the expectation of long-term renewal contingent upon strong performance in the role. Teaching assignment is 9 credit hours per semester (3 classes) in the Rhetoric and Professional Writing track as well as service writing courses for other majors at the university.

This person will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on curricular enrichment and outreach opportunities with our professional writing advisory board as well as community partners. There is a potential for a future appointment to an administrative role such as director of professional writing or undergraduate studies director.

Essential Functions

• Teach primarily in-person professional writing classes which prepare students to produce writing for professional and public contexts.

• Participate in departmental committees.

• Participate in professional development activities such as presentations at regional or national conferences.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment, candidates must have an MA or MS in Professional Writing, Technical Communication, or related field, as well as teaching experience including the following, which may have been gained concurrently:

• three academic years of experience teaching professional and technical writing classes

• one academic year of experience in online or hybrid settings

Must also provide evidence of at least one academic term (can be concurrent with teaching) of departmental service on a committee or in an administrative role and at least one field-related conference presentation or academic publication. 

Application Process

For full consideration, applicants must complete our online application at, requisition number 91362.  In addition to the application, we require submission of a cover letter, current CV, and a one-page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring. Address letter to Dr. Cynthia Ris, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. Review of candidates will begin on December 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

After initial candidate review, three letters of reference and teaching materials (syllabi and assignment sheets) may be requested.

Any questions can be directed to Lora Anderson at

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91362


Assistant Professor, Educator, English, Professional Writing

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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