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How to Apply

Follow the application procedures in the announcement. After screening by a search committee, successful candidates will complete an employment application, provided by the university or which can be downloaded as a (.pdf).

Developmental Instruction

The Department of Developmental Instruction invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track, writing positions, at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, service, diversity, and continuing professional development.


Successful applicants will be expected to teach, refine, and reinforce writing techniques and support regularly admitted students as well as those enrolled in the ACT 101/EOP program through advising and tutoring when assigned. Candidates must relate effectively with ACT 101/EOP students, identify their academic needs and recommend appropriate supportive services. In addition to teaching and advising, the successful applicants must maintain ongoing scholarship related to their specialty, provide service to the department and university and is responsible for other assignments deemed necessary to strengthen the operation of the department. These are full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Developmental Instruction. Instructional delivery can occur through traditional, online and alternative methods and on the main campus or off-site educational locations. Voluntary contracts teaching in summer enrichment programs may be available.

Position (AA) Number: 03-3-57 / 03-3-58

Job Title/Rank: Assistant Professor

Date of Appointment: Fall 2014


The successful candidate has completed the requirements for a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English, Developmental Education, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field from an accredited higher education institution prior to August 18, 2014. Finalists must have at least three years’ experience in teaching writing at secondary and/or college level; demonstrated ability to work with underprepared students and diverse populations; evidence of depth and breadth of knowledge about the importance of diversity in higher education as it relates to race, students with disabilities, economic status, religion, gender, and LGBTA.

The preferred candidate will provide evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and leadership skills; the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and others within the university setting; evidence of scholarly activity as it relates to writing, study skills, and developmental education, and innovative approaches to the teaching of writing.

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and teaching demonstration as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed by the majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the Department of Developmental Instruction.

Application Process:

Application must include a cover letter with the affirmative action number, description of qualifications and experiences as they relate to the position that includes a statement of experiences working with diverse populations, current vita, unofficial transcripts, and names of three professional references with contact information. Applications are considered incomplete until all materials are submitted to Deb Schell, Search and Screen Committee Secretary, AA#03-3-57/58, Dept. of Developmental Instruction, Rm 40 WSSC, Bloomsburg University of PA, 400 E. 2nd St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Prior to final offer of employment, selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check. Bloomsburg University of PA encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 17, 2014. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding. Position will remain open until filled.