We seek an assistant professor in rhetoric and
composition to contribute to our growing programs and our
commitments to community engagement, advocacy, and writing for
social change. Must have experience teaching undergraduate courses
in writing and/or rhetoric as well as a specialty area in one or
more of the following areas: social justice rhetorics,
multicultural and global rhetorics, or community literacy, with a
preferred focus on race, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will teach and
collaboratively develop curriculum in a newly designed BA emphasis
in writing, rhetoric, and technical communication and a recently
redesigned MA program in rhetoric and composition. Candidate will
teach and research at a university with commitment to retention
efforts, support for first-generation and nontraditional college
students, and the new Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Initiative which
will provide education on human rights and teach the advocacy
skills for advancing them.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate
commitment to service within the department, university or
community; interest, experience, and/or ability to promote
diversity and inclusive excellence;interest in leadership in
writing program development and initiatives; and commitment to
ongoing professional development. Faculty are expected to develop
and demonstrate twenty-first century teaching methodologies,
including the integration of mobile learning devices and
evidence-based instructional practices, and may be asked to teach
A Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or a closely
related field from a nationally or internationally accredited
university. ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree is
completed prior to August 15, 2018.
Experience teaching writing and/or rhetoric at the
undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Evidence of research/scholarly activity and
Experience with and willingness to teach students
across levels and majors.
Experience with teaching online or willingness to
Application Instructions: Attach to your online application a
letter of application indicating qualifications and research
interests, a CV, a one-page teaching philosophy statement
indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity,
and inclusion in teaching, and names of three references.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November
13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
About the university and region: Boise State University is the
largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 22,000
students. The University is located in Idaho’s capital city and
largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government,
business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state.
Time Magazine ranked Boise #1 in 2014 for ‘getting it right’ with a
thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care,
and a growing university. Livability.com also ranked Boise first
among the top 10 cities to raise a family in 2014 thanks to an
abundant quality of life: a family friendly culture, a vibrant
downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting,
camping, fishing, and biking. Outbound.com has named Boise State
University No. 3 on its list of Top 20 U.S. Colleges for Outdoor
Adventurers. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise
offers, the University has committed to sustaining the conditions
necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers
while meeting personal and family responsibilities.
Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity
of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and
to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the
institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically
underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are
a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation,
stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan
research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State
and the City of Boise at https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/&source=gmail&ust=1508607897802000&usg=AFQjCNFsyRVkljO915jVT2OnOwzYZtldbw">https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/.