Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Program Director

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Arkansas, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of English at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville seeks an Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition to direct its undergraduate writing program and to join the department in fostering a campus culture of writing. This position involves coordinating and promoting a new minor in rhetoric and writing as well as a new concentration in rhetoric and writing within the English major. The appointment also requires teaching three courses per year, directing theses and dissertations, and participating in service to the department, college, and university. In overseeing the writing program, the director will have the support of the faculty in rhetoric and composition and two full-time staff members (an assistant director and a curriculum and teaching specialist). The ideal candidate will have a strong record of publication as well as extensive experience with writing program administration and graduate-level teaching. The ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff is essential. The position starts July 1, 2021, and is a 12-month appointment. Completed applications received by January 15, 2021, will be given full consideration; applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Initial interviews via Skype or Zoom will be scheduled in February. All application materials should be submitted online, and additional details and instructions are available at   

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.