Assistant Professional of Rhetoric and Composition

Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 05, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professional of Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of Humanities at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an Assistant Professional of Rhetoric and Composition (9 month non-tenure track position) to begin Fall 2021. Research and publications are encouraged but not required to maintain employment. Initial appointment is for three years, and renewal is based on performance and institutional need.

Primary duties will include: (1) teaching 15 semester credit hours (the equivalent of five courses) per semester of freshman and advanced courses in composition (for e.g., technical communication, writing in the disciplines, and writing pedagogy), and (2) service on the First Year Writing Program faculty committee. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in the field of rhetoric and composition, and advanced courses in language studies (grammar and linguistics), rhetorical theory, and/or the history of the English language.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate degree in Rhetoric and Composition or English. If degree is in English, we desire a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. ABDs will be also be considered, but applicants must have earned a doctorate before August 16, 2021 (the official start date of employment). We desire candidates who have teaching experience in freshman and advanced composition; teaching experience with bilingual student populations and/or minority students; service experience in First Year Writing Programs; and/or, research or teaching experience in language studies, rhetorical theory, or the history of the English language.

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, which is a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit We offer competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance and retirement benefits. We also provide financial support for professional development opportunities such as attending or presenting at academic conferences.

First review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online at

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Philosophy statement/document that elaborates on experience teaching bilingual and/or minority students
  • At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts

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