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Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 2, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in writing and rhetoric with a specialization in Writing Across the Curriculum. Specific areas of specialization may include one or more of the following: writing center theory; writing program administration; composition theory and pedagogy; rhetorical theory; rhetorical genres; rhetorical ecologies and circulation; learning across contexts; Writing in the Disciplines.


The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is a freestanding academic unit at Syracuse, with a nationally recognized faculty and course offerings ranging from first-year writing to a Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. Our department is also home to a growing major and minor in Writing and Rhetoric. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate scholarly promise, teaching excellence, and administrative experience, and will be prepared to join an active research faculty who teach undergraduate and graduate courses. We also anticipate that the faculty member in this position will assist with designing and implementing programs to integrate writing with other disciplines across campus.


Interested candidates must complete a brief online faculty application at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses for three (3) professional references who will be sent a link to upload a confidential letter of recommendation. Three unique Interfolio email links to your recommender’s letters may be substituted for the recommender’s direct email addresses.


Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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