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Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Literature, Jefferson East Falls

Thomas Jefferson University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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College of Humanities and Sciences


Thomas Jefferson University seeks a full-time, visiting assistant professor with expertise in rhetoric, composition, and literature or related topics, preferably including a focus on digital or multimodal topics or methods. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching college-level writing, working in an interdisciplinary setting, and may also have a secondary area of expertise including, but not limited to: literature, media, professional communication, digital humanities, comparative literature, multimodal literacies, social justice, or cultural studies.

Strong candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching writing at the college level, promising scholarship in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise and demonstrated engagement with the pedagogy of writing. Experience in teaching interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary courses a plus. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


PhD or ABD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field.


The new hire will teach first-year and upper-level writing and other multidisciplinary humanities courses in our general education core curriculum. The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester, with the possibility of reductions for administrative roles.



Please also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference addressing teaching, scholarship, and service strengths to Dr. Barbara Kimmelman, Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, The Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497, or by email to  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are requested to submit an on-line application:

Search Job Opening ID: 9252585


Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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