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Assistant/Associate Professor - Rhetoric and Composition

University of Washington Bothell
Washington, United States
Posted Date
Sep 4, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Two full-time positions, one Associate and one Assistant, tenure-track (100% FTE, 9-month term appointment)

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks Rhetoric and Composition scholars who can integrate teaching and research in first-year writing and join a growing and dynamic faculty.  We encourage applicants with expertise in one or more of these areas: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Program Administration, Multilingual Writing, Basic Writing or Anti-Racist/Intersectional Composition Pedagogy.  Preference will be given to candidates with interest and experience in writing program development, and a commitment to the first year experience of college.  Individuals who address social justice concerns, community literacies, and/or cultural rhetorics in their teaching and research practice are particularly encouraged to apply. 


IAS houses eighteen undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the entire UW system.  Part of an institution with one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State, IAS stresses connections among fields and methods of inquiry.  Our school-wide Mission, Values, and Goals commit us to engaged scholarship, experiential learning and transformative pedagogy relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.  We recognize, reflect on, and challenge unequal relations of power and privilege in our curriculum, scholarship and community partnerships. As part of a public university, we seek to build an inclusive and just community of students, faculty, and staff.

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands a river just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of UW Bothell.  We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our campus Diversity Statement

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Composition and Rhetoric or related field required at time of appointment
  • Three years experience teaching first-year composition
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teaching of writing in the First Year Pre-Major Program, which serves the entire campus
  • Demonstrated ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses and scholarship
  • Expertise in working with diverse student populations

For more information about IAS, go to  Questions about this search may be directed to the search committee chair, Ron Krabill, Preferred deadline: 2 November 2018.  Applicants should include a letter addressing their scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for the position; CV; statement of their research interests and research sample; evidence of their teaching success or teaching dossier, statement about their demonstrated commitment to diversity (as defined here) in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.    

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status,
or genetic information.

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