Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

Doust Associate Application

To activate the application so that you can upload documents, begin by entering your name.


To apply, you must meet the following expectations:

  • have not been found guilty of academic dishonesty,
  • have not been found guilty of a conduct violation, and
  • are not the subject of a pending academic honesty or conduct case.

By signing below, you understand that the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program reserves the right to review transcripts, University records and references, and to contact other personnel to determine eligibility and qualifications.

To confirm that you meet the conduct and academic honesty expectations, or have discussed your situation with Deborah Rossen-Knill and have been given permission to apply, please initial here:

Alternatively, if you feel that your situation warrants an exception, please contact Deborah Rossen-Knill.

Application Materials

Please also include the following items. If you do not currently have all of these documents, you will be provided with a link in your confirmation email that will allow you to upload them later.

  1. A brief cover letter: Please explain in one or two pages why you would like to teach writing and what you believe you can contribute to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. Please also note if you have any interest in teaching 105E, 105A/B, or EAPP (WRT 103/104).
  2. Upload Cover Letter
  3. C.V.
  4. Upload C.V.
  5. A WRT 105 course description: Please provide a potential course description for WRT 105. (For more information, see On Writing a WRT Course Description.)
  6. Upload Course Description
  7. Teaching evaluations: Please submit at least one full set of evaluations from previous teaching experiences in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.
  8. Upload Evaluations
  9. Faculty recommendation from someone who has observed your teaching. Email recommendations to the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at wsap@ur.rochester.edu.
  10. A sample of your academic writing.
  11. Upload Writing Sample
  12. At the end of your application, please include the following statement in quotation marks, along with a confirmation signature from your graduate program chair: “(name of your graduate department or program) supports this application for teaching in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program and is aware of the workload and compensation for this position.”
  13. Upload Program Statement

Special notes:

  • Dudley Doust Associates are expected to teach 2 sections per year (typically a 1/1 load).
  • To teach as a Doust fellow, recipients must be current University of Rochester graduate students in good standing at the beginning of each semester for which the fellowship is awarded.
  • Please initial here to indicate that you understand and accept these conditions:

Committee members discuss the rankings and attributes of all candidates before collectively determining who will be offered a teaching position, who will be wait listed, and who will not be offered a position.

Any changes to uploaded documents can be made using the link in your confirmation email or can be sent to Emily Judd at emily.judd@rochester.edu

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