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Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition

Monmouth University
New Jersey, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2018

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

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition

Department: English

Position Summary:
The Department of English at Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric. This anticipated opening is for the 2019-2020 academic year and is a tenure-track appointment.

Though areas of specialization are open, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: professional writing and technical communication; empirical research in the composing process; rhetoric of science; and minority, global, and/or cross-cultural rhetorics/literacies.

The candidate would be expected to: teach 9 credits per semester (12 credits with a 3 credit course load reduction), including first-year composition; serve on departmental and University committees; maintain disciplinary currency; advise students, provide career mentoring; and contribute to program development in Rhetoric and Writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of English at Monmouth offers a vibrant environment for its faculty and students. We have a two-semester First Year Writing program, undergraduate concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing, and MA concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric and Writing. There are opportunities for faculty travel, professional development workshops, and grants for works in progress.

For additional information about the department, please go to:

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Doctoral degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 3

Other Requirements:
PhD in English or a related field. Three years of college/university-level teaching experience.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship in the area of the candidate’s specialty.

Preferred Qualifications:
Specialization in Rhetoric or Composition. Ability to teach the History of Rhetoric.

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Posting Date: 08/28/2018
Closing Date: 10/31/2018

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier private, liberal arts institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. Comprehensive in scope, the University enrolls approximately 6,300 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention, and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University’s welcoming learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education, while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by involving undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Just one hour from New York City, and close to Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture that is rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University’s 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic beauty of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the University’s student-athletes. A host of unique cultural experiences are available just outside the University’s gates—from Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and growing LGBT community, to Red Bank’s theater and dining hub, to Long Branch’s redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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