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College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts (US)
Nationally Competitive
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in Rhetoric and Composition for the 2024-2025 academic year to begin in August 2024. This position is renewable for a second year pending successful evaluation of teaching in the first year. We welcome candidates with a sub-specialty in rhetorics of health and medicine or rhetoric and feminism, particularly trans studies, queer studies, women of color feminisms, and/or Indigenous feminisms. This position will involve teaching sections of first year writing, intermediate academic writing, and intermediate/advanced electives in the candidate’s area of specialization. We encourage candidates to learn more about our program and the Rhetoric and Composition minor at and

Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for research and professional development support as well as taxable reimbursement of relocation costs up to $3000, according to the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. Faculty at the College cultivate a richly diverse academic community, pursue innovative teaching, and create high-impact scholarship. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit our Prospective Faculty page.



Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. Ph.D. required (must be completed by August 2024).


Please submit a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your experience and teaching interests, please address how your teaching, mentoring and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see, and its core commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset.  For more information, please visit

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 Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2024 and continue until the position has been filled. We will interview candidates via Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Professor Nadine Knight, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (


College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate an enduring commitment to academic excellence and who embrace the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.



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