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Assistant Professor, English/Rhetoric and Writing

Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU
Virginia, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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English: The Department of English seeks a tenure-eligible assistant professor whose scholarship and teaching interests center in Rhetoric and Writing (including professional communication), broadly conceived. The Department does not have responsibility for general education writing courses. We seek candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in fields that would add to our undergraduate programs and MA in English, and complement the scope of our interdisciplinary PhD program in Media, Art, and Text. We welcome specializations in any field or theoretical focus, including but not limited to the following: history of rhetoric, feminist rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, non-canonical or vernacular rhetorics, new media writing, scientific and technical writing, or pedagogy of writing. Experience and interest in curricular development are desirable.

Candidates must have a PhD in Writing, Rhetoric, English, or a related field in hand by August 15, 2018. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Candidates must apply online by December 5, 2017,

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (not to exceed 7500 words) with your online application.

Please submit the writing sample under the website's category for “Other Document.” Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.

Candidates may address questions to the chair of the search committee, Professor David Coogan, at

Screening interviews will be conducted via the internet (Skype or Zoom).

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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