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Assistant Professor in Writing Studies - Digital Writing (39319)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for two full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019. Specialization: Writing Studies/Digital Writing, with an additional emphasis in cultural rhetorics. Successful candidates will be those whose research programs integrate with, strengthen, and diversify the Department's interdisciplinary Trace initiative. Successful candidates' primary research areas should address one or more of the following: digital rhetoric, digital writing, new media, digital media, locative media, network/ecological writing theories, mobile technologies, ubiquitous computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, emerging technologies, immersive technologies, multimodal writing, digital literacy, digital creativity, or related areas. The Department is specifically interested in candidates who frame such research within contexts of cultural rhetorics, including, but not limited to questions of: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, decoloniality, transnationality, gender, sexuality, and/or disability as these articulate in historical, contemporary, and emerging technological contexts. Ideal candidates' work should incorporate digital making, as well.

The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester.

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.



Applicants must have a strong record of publications in the field, and evidence of successful teaching. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in field or complete the Ph.D. by August 15, 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a link to the candidate's portfolio of digital work, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references and will be asked for a writing sample and research and teaching statements.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 31, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
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