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Assistant/Associate Professor, English (Rhetoric & Composition)

University of The Bahamas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 2, 2018
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The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, English (Rhetoric and Composition). This full-time appointment will begin 1 August 2019.

English Studies seeks dynamic colleagues with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition for positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The new hires will develop new writing courses and curricula to serve students who speak varieties of English along the Bahamian creole continuum. Successful candidates will teach a range of composition classes in traditional and web-based formats. Desirable specialties include basic writing, WAC/WID, digital rhetorics, and cultural rhetorics. Candidates must have an active research agenda in rhetoric and composition. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; knowledge of current trends in pedagogy; evidence of excellence in teaching; and evidence of scholarly research and publications. We are particularly interested in candidates who can engage in research informed by the unique cultural contexts of The Bahamas.

Responsibilities. Teach first-year writing and advanced writing courses; engage in research; assist in securing external grants and other funding opportunities; participate in curriculum review, revision and design; develop and participate in departmental projects; contribute to the development of teaching materials; and serve on departmental, unit and university-wide committees.

Qualifications. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field from an accredited institution; excellent undergraduate teaching experience; and an active research agenda in composition and rhetoric. Desirable specialties include: basic writing, WAC/WID, digital rhetoric and distance education.

Setting. University of The Bahamas (UB) is a vital catalyst for national development. Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB had its genesis in The College of The Bahamas which was established in 1974. Since 1995, the institution’s academic offerings have expanded through the introduction of baccalaureate degree programmes offered across a broad range of approximately 60 majors. Master’s degree programmes have included an MBA and an MSc in Reading and Inclusive Education as well as graduate degree programmes offered in collaboration with various US universities. UB operates from the Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence; UB-North in Grand Bahama; and the Gerace Research Facility in San Salvador. Additional sites are planned for throughout the archipelago.

Application. Application materials should include: 1. A cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2. Copies of academic certificates; 3. Copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programmes completed; 4. A current and complete curriculum vitae; 5. Copy of relevant pages of a valid passport showing photo ID, passport number and expiration date; 6. Names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference;7. Completed UB Application for Employment Form found at this link:

To Apply: Apply electronically at noting the position in the subject field. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Attach the following documents (in one e-file/document) with your electronic submission: cover letter; academic certificates; transcripts; curriculum vitae; copy of relevant pages of valid passport; names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference; and a completed UB Application for Employment form. Additional materials will be required of shortlisted candidates. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact

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