Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 009491 Department English - 250200 Minimum Qualifications

The Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program ( RWS ), housed within Appalachian State University’s Department of English, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.

The candidate will hold a PhD ( ABD accepted) in field or closely related; two years teaching experience/excellence; and an active research profile in environmental/social justice ethics.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

As a recipient of the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, our writing studies program seeks candidates with an interest in innovative curriculum development who can broaden existing expertise and help to build the new RWS program’s overall mission and vision, which centers social justice and rhetorical ethics at the heart of an integrated undergraduate and graduate experience.

Desired expertise and/or practical experience includes working with antiracism agendas, multimodal, technical, and professional writing, and WPA .

Desired experience directing internship programs.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is also desired.

License/Certification Required

N/A

Description of the Department or Unit

In the English Department at Appalachian State, our work begins with incisive analysis of British, American, and World literature, but we also offer a broad array of courses that focus on film, creative writing, English education, professional writing, rhetoric and composition, critical theory, folklore, and other aspects of English studies. Our faculty publish scholarly books and articles on subjects ranging from Renaissance drama to contemporary cinema and edit academic journals. Our strongest commitment, however, is to outstanding work in the classroom, based on enthusiastic interaction with students and dynamic engagement with cultural history.

Our talented, highly motivated English majors and master’s degree candidates work hard to sharpen their ability to think critically about works of literature and to understand how those works influenced and were influenced by the cultural contexts in which they were produced. They also develop interpretive skills that will help them to thrive in any career they choose after graduation. More specifically, our students learn to analyze complicated texts, to speak about them with confidence, and to write detailed, persuasive essays that support their conclusions about the works they have studied with carefully chosen, logically arranged evidence. These skills are, of course, necessary for students who aspire to teach or to earn graduate degrees in English, but they are equally valuable for students who choose to pursue careers in business, medicine, entertainment, publishing, broadcasting, advertising, journalism, government, and the law.undergraduate and graduate experience.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. To that end, we will privilege underrepresented applicants.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching load is 3/3, with a potential for additional reassigned time for administrative leadership. Courses that may be taught include Introduction to Professional Writing, Business Writing, Technical Writing, Document Design, Editing, Technical Communication for Computer Science, Grant Writing, First-Year Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum, and graduate level courses in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies program.

Faculty are expected to publish at least 2 articles (or equivalent) every 3 years, and participate in committee work and related service activities.

Throughout their teaching and service duties, the successful applicant should promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
1) a curriculum vitae;
2) a letter of application describing your experience, qualifications, commitment to diversity, and interest in the position;
3) a writing sample or multi-modal evidence of research of no more than 25 pages;
4) a teaching dossier of no more than 10 pages that may include any or all of the following: teaching statement, diversity statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample syllabi (under Miscellaneous); and
5) a list of three (minimum) professional References with Contact Information.

Finalists will be asked to supply three letters of recommendation. All interviews and campus visits will be conducted virtually.

All application materials should be submitted online through http://jobs.appstate.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 23rd and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact the search chair, Sarah Beth Hopton (hoptonsb@appstate.edu).

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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