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Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and/or Literacy Studies

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (JOB# 12110)

Arizona State University

Department of English


The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2018. We are interested in candidates with a research interest in Writing, Rhetoric and/or Literacy Studies, or related field, with a primary scholarly expertise and experience in one or more of electracy, social media studies, digital literacies, or video games. The department welcomes a secondary proficiency in online pedagogy.


The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work with the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at Arizona State University.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in area of expertise and publish scholarship in top-tier outlets, teach Writing, Rhetoric, and/or Literacy Studies at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and doctorate) levels (including online), and provide service to the institution and the profession.

We invite you to learn more about the Department of English and Arizona State University by visiting and, respectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. in Composition, Rhetoric, and/or Literacy Studies, or related field, with a specialty in of electracy, social media studies, digital literacies, or video games, by time of appointment.
  • Evidence of a research agenda and potential for publications
  • Evidence of potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Writing in Digital Spaces; Digital Rhetoric; Social Media; Online Ethnography; Digital Literacies & Social Media  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of proficiency in on-line pedagogy 
  • Evidence of ability to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or to reach out to diverse communities 
  • Evidence of digitally managed research methods, or network based methods.


To apply, please submit the following materials within a single PDF document to (1) cover letter outlining a research program and teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above and (2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of names of three references. This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted.

Preliminary review of completed applications will begin on October 04, 2017. Application deadline is November 02, 2017 at midnight. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

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