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Page for academic positions in Rhetoric and/or Composition that start in 2019.

Last Year's Page: Rhetoric/Composition 2018

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Blackburn College (IL) - TT Professor of English (begin Jan 2019)Edit

Blackburn College, a private liberal-arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Professor of English, with primary teaching duties in First Year Writing. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or English, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and at least two years of experience teaching First-Year Writing. Additional courses may be taught in literature, creative writing, and/or gender and women's studies depending on candidate's expertise. Experience working in peer-tutor writing centers strongly preferred, as is interested in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion. Blackburn seeks to build an inclusive faculty and administration that can engage the interests of a diverse student population; diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations and the promotion of a diverse and inclusive campus, CV, a teaching portfolio, and names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or hr@blackburn.edu.

Position begins January 2019. For full consideration, please submit application materials by August 20, 2018. If the position is not filled for January start date, it will remain open until filled for August 2019 start date. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Blackburn College is a small, residential liberal arts college noted for its high academic standards. Additionally, Blackburn is one of the eight federally-recognized Work Colleges and has the only work program managed by students. The college has a long-standing commitment to access and affordability, and recently joined the ranks of 70 national colleges and universities to meet student need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The stimulating teaching and learning environment, coupled with the experience and leadership gained through the Work Program, results in an average of 98% of graduates in full-time employment or graduate school within six months of graduation, based on an average 96% survey response rate.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small, rural community between Springfield, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. The college enjoys a very positive relationship with the community. Carlinville has been called one of the "Best Small Towns in America," and is also the seat of Macoupin County, home to the majestic Macoupin County Courthouse. Carlinville offers a slice of small-town Americana, with excellent public schools, brick streets around the town square, many parks, and historical homes and buildings, all within an easy drive of the more urban centers of St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois.

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College of the Holy Cross (MA) - TT Faculty Position in Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in rhetoric and composition, to begin in August 2019. Teaching duties will include writing and rhetoric courses at all levels for the department and for the College's new rhetoric and composition multidisciplinary minor. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in rhetoric and/or composition studies. Ph.D. required. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirement listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/52966

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

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Holy Family University (PA) - Asst. Professor of English / WritingEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Writing/English. The employee must understand and embrace the mission of Catholic higher education and must commit to the mission, goals and objectives of Holy Family University in word and deed.

Responsibilities (not all inclusive): This faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses in the freshman writing sequence and upper level literature courses.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition or related field, or earned MFA in Creative Writing is required. Excellent teaching skills, an active scholarly agenda, and a willingness to participate in student advising and campus service.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, list of courses taught, complete graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to englishsearch@holyfamily.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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  • Does anyone know anything about this position? Is the start date 2018 or 2019? This was a little unclear in the posting. 
  • Also posted at Generalist 2019

Old Dominion University (VA) - Associate Professor of English/Associate Chair of Writing Studies (begin Jan. 2019)Edit

Old Dominion University invites applications for an Associate Professor of English with a specialization in composition and rhetoric to serve as Associate Chair of Writing Studies in the Department of English to begin January 2019. We seek a teacher/scholar who will provide leadership, coordination, and vision for all aspects of the English Department’s Writing Program: its Writing Center, General Education Writing and Literature Program, and the Writing for College Success Program. Staff will include a Writing Program Administrator who currently oversees our two-tiered composition requirement and manages all the part-time faculty who teach general education courses in English, a Writing Center Director who oversees the tutoring of students from across the University and trains/supervises tutors, a Writing for College Success Director who oversees the administration of the writing sample placement tests required for all incoming students, and who recruits/trains instructors for our developmental writing classes.

The position requires a Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric or a closely related field, a strong publication record and research program meriting appointment as an Associate Professor with tenure, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven accomplishment in writing program and/or writing center administration. The Associate Chair of Writing Studies will teach a 1/1 course load per academic year; courses may range from first-year writing to doctoral courses in composition pedagogy or qualitative research methods.

The successful applicant will commit to an initial three-year term (renewable) to serve as Associate Chair of Writing Studies, with an additional stipend for required summer administration. ODU offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of administrative philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to https://jobs.odu.edu. Application review will begin on August 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews are planned for September.

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. The English Department is the largest department in the College of Arts and Letters, with a six-track undergraduate major and four graduate programs, including a Ph.D. program with strengths in rhetoric and writing studies.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Spalding University (KY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Director of First-Year WritingEdit

JOB SUMMARY: Spalding University has an opening for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Director of First-Year Writing in the School of Liberal Studies starting July 1, 2019.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The teaching load is 6 undergraduate courses of first-year writing over a 36 week period. The position also includes assessing first-year writing courses, providing pedagogy support for Composition faculty, writing and distributing annual reports detailing first-year writing assessment, working with Spalding’s SACSCOC QEP based on Writing Through Revision, and staffing and scheduling first-year writing courses.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from a regionally accredited university, with at least three years full-time teaching experience with first-year writing courses. Previous experience working with First-Year Writing Programs preferred.

INTERRELATIONS: Create university-wide connections with faculty teaching writing intensive courses.

Work with the Director of University Studies to gather assessment data.
Provide in-service workshops for writing faculty.
Work with the QEP Director to collect, assess, and analyze first-year writing course syllabi and writing assignments.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Pattie Dillon, Chair of School of Liberal Studies, c/o Tiffany Jacobs, Administrative Assistant – School of Liberal Studies, tjacobs@spalding.edu Spalding University, 851 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 8, 2018.

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Texas Christian University (TX) - Lillian Radford Chair in Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

The English Department at TCU invites applications for the Radford Chair, specialization open.

Established in 1983, the Radford Chair is the oldest endowed chair in rhetoric and composition in the United States. TCU has one of the earliest rhetoric and composition graduate programs in the nation, training PhDs specializing in writing studies since the early 1970s. Previous chairs include Winifred Horner, Susan Jarratt, Jan Swearingen, and Richard Enos.

The position includes a 1-1 load, a generous research fund, and a dedicated graduate research assistant.

The Radford chair should have produced significant, influential scholarship in rhetoric, composition, literacy studies, or related fields. We seek candidates whose lived experiences would prove resourceful in mentoring students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Named and endowed chairs in TCU's English department carry responsibilities for providing leadership of curricular innovation and professional development of colleagues. We seek scholars with a sustained research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The English Department and the University are committed to and actively pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion. TCU has both well-established and emergent academic programs in Women and Gender Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, African American and Africana Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, Middle East Studies, and Asian Studies that grant a variety of graduate certificates, majors, minors, and emphases. The ideal candidate would contribute to one or more of these academic fields. We are a department that values a variety of research approaches, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and professional service. Shared enterprises such as the Center for Digital Expression provide opportunities for bridging literacy, literature, and writing studies.

Position Requirements: To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload a letter of application, CV, and a one-page statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins 15 September 2018 and will continue until this position is filled.

Required: PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Literacy Studies, or related fields; currently tenured at the rank of advanced associate or full professor.

A private, secular institution of 10,000 students located in the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area, TCU is a highly selective teaching and research university.

TCU is dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (CO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of Professional and Technical Writing Program (PTW)Edit

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of the Professional and Technical Writing Program (PTW) to start August 2019.

The mission of the PTW program is to prepare students to participate critically and ethically in professional and technical communication upon graduation. To that end, the PTW curriculum offers courses in critical theory, professional and technical communication, design, and user experience to help students gain:

  • a theoretical understanding of professional and technical communication and user experience
  • professional and practical skills within the field (e.g., common genres and deliverables, audience and user research, written and visual communication, technical writing and editing, project management, print and web design, usability testing)
  • an understanding of the ethical concerns, responsibilities, and dimensions of the field
  • technological and visual literacy skills (e.g., design, prototyping, editing, and content management applications)
  • the ability to work critically and collaboratively to complete projects.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and energetic with strong teaching, administrative, and interpersonal skills and an active research agenda.

Administrative duties include the following:

  • Directs the program with attention to three areas: creating opportunities for community-building between PTW students and faculty; developing innovative curriculum with cross-disciplinary approaches; and, seeking out opportunities for greater program visibility (on and off campus)
  • Oversees all aspects of the PTW Program as track, as minor, and as a certificate
  • Oversees professional and technical communication courses (ENGL 2080 and 2090) as it applies to the university-wide general education writing requirements
  • Oversees the curriculum and development of the program
  • Hires, supervises faculty, and provides professional development for non-tenure-track faculty in the program (both face-to-face and remote faculty)
  • Writes the annual merit reviews of the PTW instructors (presently 9 faculty)
  • Generates the annual assessment report in collaboration with faculty who teach in the program
  • Oversees expenditures from financial accounts assigned to the program
  • Advises all students (40-50) enrolled in the program from across the campus
  • Oversees professional/technical communication internships (approx. 4-6 per semester) and serves as liaison to participating businesses and organizations
  • Liaisons with community organizations and businesses for service learning opportunities in PTW courses
  • Holds a 9-month tenure-track contract. A summer stipend is paid to the director covering administrative oversight of the program during the summer session.

Teaching load : 2/2 

Teaching duties include the following:

  • Oversees professional/technical writing senior portfolio course (currently ENGL 4090, approx. 10 students per academic year) and serves as a liaison to participating businesses and organizations
  • Teaches two courses (ENGL 4090 included) per semester in professional and technical communication (offload every other year for directing internships)
  • Develops 3000- and 4000-level professional/technical communication courses, such as special topics in diversity, intercultural communication, user-experience, and theory seminar.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Technical Writing/Communication or English/Rhetoric with graduate level work in Professional and/or Technical Writing/ Communication from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed Ph.D. by June 2019
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching professional and technical writing/ communication at the college level
  • Minimum of 1 year experience administrating a writing program
  • Active research agenda in writing program administration and/or technical writing/communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience administrating a professional/technical writing/communication program, particularly with regard to faculty professional development, course management, and cross department/campus coordination/collaboration with service learning courses
  • Areas of specialization in usability studies, user experience, and/or information design.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2018. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions : In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. When applying in CU Careers, applicants must include: - Cover letter - CV - Teaching statement - Research statement - Administrative philosophy statement - Unofficial graduate transcripts - Contact information for three references If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. 

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University of Houston-Victoria (TX) - TT Asst Professor of Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in composition and rhetoric at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Required qualifications: A doctoral degree in Composition and Rhetoric or related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching; evidence of scholarly and professional activities; willingness to teach online courses.

Preferred qualifications: Secondary interests that complement institutional publications and organizations as well as existing academic programs are preferred. Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas will be given particular attention: Integrated reading and writing; digital and/or print literacy pedagogy; fiction or creative non-fiction writing.

Position Summary: Teach undergraduate courses; advise students; participate in course and program development; pursue scholarly and professional activities; perform college and professional service; work cooperatively with diverse groups; perform other duties as assigned by the dean of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Division of Arts & Humanities; work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population. See http://www.uhv.edu for more information.

The appointment is a nine month position with a 3-3 course teaching load. Opportunities for summer teaching are available. The successful candidates will begin employment in fall 2018 [but note deadline extension below]. The position will be based in Victoria, a city of about 60,000 in south Texas.

Candidates should submit the following: faculty application; cover letter relating the applicant's expertise to the qualifications listed above; current curriculum vitae; list of three references; evidence of scholarly activity; any evidence of effective teaching, if available; list of university level courses taught; copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.) Letters of recommendation.

The University of Houston-Victoria is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Notes to Applicant: The closing date for this posting has been extended to December 31, 2018.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Evaluation, Transcripts, Other

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits Job Posting: Jun 7, 2018, 12:00:00 AM

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University of Michigan (MI) - Associate Professor of Writing StudiesEdit

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenured appointment in the field of Writing Studies to begin in September 2019. This is a university-year appointment. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the English Department Writing Program for at least one five-year term.

Required Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time the position starts.

Desired Qualifications: We seek applicants with significant experience in writing program administration and a distinguished publication and teaching record in one or more areas of Writing Studies, possibly including Public and Professional Writing, Writing and Social Justice, the History of Writing, Writing and Critical Race Studies, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetoric, Translingualism, and/or Critical Literacy Studies.

Additional Information: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at http://lsa.umich.edu/english. Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the homepage to apply.

Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement: The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline: September 28th, 2018

Apply at: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/161382/associate_professor_of_writing_studies

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University of Michigan (MI) - Full/Associate Professor and Director of Sweetland Center for WritingEdit

The University of Michigan is searching for a new faculty director of the Sweetland Center for Writing. The new director will be an outstanding scholar, teacher, and administrator, who qualifies for a tenured faculty appointment in a relevant department at the rank of associate or full professor. Candidates will possess a record of innovative and collaborative leadership experience, as well as a distinguished record of research and teaching in writing studies, rhetoric, digital and multimodal composition, English and education, or a related field. The directorship is a five-year renewable appointment.

Application review will begin September 28, 2018 for an expected start date of July 1, 2019 for the directorship and 9/1/2019 for the tenure-track appointment. This is a university-year appointment. Applicants must submit a detailed letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae (including names and addresses of three references), and a sample publication (not to exceed 25 pages) at https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1132 . The College of Literature, Science, & the Arts is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage applicants to comment on how their research, teaching, and/or administrative experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Assistant Professor (Writing Studies / Communication Studies: Rhetorical Theory)Edit

The Department of Writing Studies and the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall semester 2019 (08/26/2019). This position is a joint hire with Writing Studies and Communication Studies. Tenure home for this position will be in the Department of Writing Studies, though the workload expectations for each department is subject to negotiation, but at least 50% would be in Writing Studies. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late August to late May). Appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

We seek an outstanding candidate in rhetorical theory regardless of sub-field; however, we have specific interests in digital rhetoric as it relates to business, workplace, organizational, advocacy networks, and entrepreneurial communication. Digital rhetoric could include information/communication design, content/communication management, social media management, or entrepreneurial communication such as digital applications, digital identity, and website writing. These areas overlap undergraduate and graduate curriculum across both Writing Studies and Communication Studies Departments and would address growing interest among undergraduate and graduate students.

Faculty in the Department of Writing Studies and the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research that includes publication; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, university, and profession. The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Writing Studies are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/writing.pdf The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Communication Studies are available at: https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/communication_studies.pdf The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Technical Communication, Communication or related field is required. Degree must be in hand by August 26, 2019. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate clear potential for academic achievement in scholarly research, have experience teaching rhetoric, communication, composition and/or technical communication, and be willing to participate in service. Promise and/or record of publication in rhetorical theory and digital rhetoric is preferred, as is teaching experience in rhetoric, communication, composition, or technical communication.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly research/profile, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations. We are most strongly interested in a beginning assistant professor but would also consider an advanced assistant professor.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately; review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2018. Position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of application. You will also need to share the names and contact information of three references. Completed letters of recommendation will be requested after the first review. If references are requested, they may be sent via mail or email to: Professor Laura Gurak, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing Studies, 214 Nolte Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 315 Pillsbury Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Email: gurakl@umn.edu

Priority will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2018, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered complete, an application must include the following: cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.

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Virginia Military Institute (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

The Virginia Military Institute Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in rhetoric and composition beginning August 2019. The incumbent will teach three courses per semester, including Core and upper-level courses, in an interdisciplinary English major with a central focus on rhetoric.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by August 2019 required.

Preferred Qualifications: Those with professional interest in classical rhetoric, civic engagement, and/or writing centers are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must both fill out an on-line application and submit required supporting materials (a letter of application, résumé, transcript, and three letters of recommendation) either by e-mail to RCSearch@vmi.edu or by mail to Dr. Emily Miller, Head, Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.

Review of applications will begin October 12 and continue until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

Apply at: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/120676

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Virginia Military Institute (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Rhetoric & Oral CommunicationEdit

The Virginia Military Institute Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in rhetoric and oral communication beginning August 2019. The incumbent will teach three courses per semester, including Core and upper-level courses, in an interdisciplinary English major with a central focus on rhetoric.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by August 2019 required.

Preferred Qualifications: Those with professional interest in classical rhetoric, civic engagement, and/or writing centers are encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements: Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates must both fill out an on-line application and submit required supporting materials (a letter of application, résumé, transcript, and three letters of recommendation) either by e-mail to RCSearch@vmi.edu or by mail to Dr. Emily Miller, Head, Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Review of applications will begin October 12 and continue until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV) - TT Asst. Professor of EnglishEdit

West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at WVU Tech seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English. We are seeking an outstanding candidate to complement the faculty in a multidisciplinary department of History, English and Creative Arts.

Responsibilities include teaching twelve undergraduate hours per semester of first-year Composition courses. A course in literature may be taught on occasion as needed. Additionally, the successful candidate will actively contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. Responsibilities also include committee assignments, participation in professional development, attending regularly scheduled faculty and departmental meetings, and other duties associated with a tenure-track faculty position.

WVU Tech boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment and is ranked seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is in close proximity to several state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018

Please apply at: https://hr.wvutech.edu/employment_opportunities More information about the College of Business, Humanities and Sciences can be found at: http://bhss.wvutech.edu.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in English conferred by August 2019 with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates must exhibit evidence of effective teaching in composition courses at the college level as well as evidence of scholarly promise. Experience with online instructional technologies and teaching web classes is desirable.

Application Materials must include:

Letter of interest, addressing in part commitment to the teaching of first-year composition
Curriculum vitae
Three letters of reference, addressing progress on a dissertation if applicable
One-page teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of how research interests inform teaching
University transcripts

Additional materials, such as a teaching portfolio and writing sample, may be requested at a later date.

About WVU: At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Yonsei University (KR) - TT Professor of English Language and Literature (incl. Writing Studies)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literature at Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track professor specializing in English Literature or Writing Studies (one position). This position is located at the Sinchon campus, Yonsei’s main campus in Seoul, South Korea. We are looking for candidates in any field of British or American literature, or in the field of Writing Studies. In the case of Writing Studies, we are looking not for composition teachers, but researchers in rhetoric and composition or philosophy of writing, etc.

Ph.D. required, and candidates with a demonstrated record of research publication and excellent teaching are preferred. Candidates with bilingual English/Korean ability are also preferred.

The successful candidate will propose and maintain a research agenda (in keeping with Yonsei's promotions requirements). The teaching load is 12 hours (usually 4 courses) per academic year, and may include supervision of theses/dissertations and advising.

All applications must be submitted at the following website: http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/sc/recruit/notice02.jsp.

The application deadline is September 7, 2018, with a start date of March 1, 2019. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Hyungji Park, Department Chair, at hyungji@yonsei.ac.kr.

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American University in Cairo (EGYPT) - Full Time Faculty - Rhetoric and CompositionEdit

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Its Department of English Language Instruction is accredited by CEA. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description: The Department of Rhetoric and Composition invites applications for experienced teachers to teach writing, rhetoric, and research. Successful candidates will be asked to teach up to three, and in some cases four, courses per semester (approximately eighteen students per section), which include first-year courses in the areas of analysis, argument, and research writing. After successful completion of their first year of teaching, candidates may be invited to teach advanced courses in creative writing, academic and/or technical and business writing.

Requirements: For instructor rank, an MA in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field within the humanities or other relevant fields and at least one year of teaching writing are required. MFA's with teaching experience relevant to rhetoric and composition are also strongly urged to apply.

Additional Information: The positions are for Fall 2019. Applications are welcomed until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: a) a current CV; b) a statement of teaching philosophy; c) a teaching video; d) at least one letter of reference familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to rhet@aucegypt.edu with the heading FULL TIME FACULTY POSITION.

Only qualified applicants need to apply.

Online App. Form: http://aucegypt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99786

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Boston College (MA) - Assistant Professor of the Practice of English-Language Learning / First Year Writing (3 yr. appt. - renewable)Edit

The Boston College English Department seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of the Practice of English-Language Learning (ELL) and First-Year Writing to begin teaching Fall 2019. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with a three-year renewable contract. Teaching load is 3/3, with primary responsibility to teach First-Year Writing, Writing for English-Language Learners (ELL), and ELL Literature Core.

You can apply for this position online at http://apply.interfolio.com/52479

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

Demographics for 2018-2019 Rhet-Comp Job SearchEdit

When you add yourself to one of the categories below, don't forget to add one to the Total number at the bottom!

MA: 1

MFA: 1

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 7

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, post-doc): (VAP); (post-doc); (lect); Clin Prof (non TT): 2

Ph.D. in hand (unable to find full-time academic employment at the moment): 1

Ph.D. in hand (full-time employment in academic administration):

Assistant Professor: 1

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Total: 9


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Primarily working in rhet/comp: 4

...primarily working in a field besides rhet/comp (with strong rhet/comp background): 

...primarily working in a field besides rhet/comp (without strong rhet/comp background):

Candidates whose primary specialization is technical / professional communication: 1