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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Rhetoric and Composition (Professional/Workplace Writing)
San Jose State University

  • Sep. 26, 2017
  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Rhetoric and Composition (Professional/Workplace Writing)
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA
    United States
  • Nov. 6, 2017
  • Aug. 17, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Creative or Technical Writing
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Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition (Professional/Workplace Writing)
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24255

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University seeks an Assistant Professor to collaborate with the Professional and Technical Writing Program Director to expand and improve the program; to teach entry-level and advanced writing courses, with the potential for teaching graduate-level courses; to develop and teach courses in field of expertise as well as other areas of Rhetoric and Composition; and to contribute to and work with other writing faculty and administrators in a multi-faceted, comprehensive writing program. Preferred: Experience and expertise in current workplace writing practices (editing, copyediting, copywriting) and technology (graphics, audio, and video) including production, content management, and publishing tools. Workplace/industry experience highly desirable. Expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the following secondary areas preferred: Digital writing and rhetoric; technical communication; multimodal composition; new media; modern English grammar; and multilingual writing.

Appointment to Assistant Professor requires demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence related to the position, an established record of successful teaching, peer-reviewed scholarship, and service, along with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition, Technical Communication, or related field by start of appointment, August 17, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Full ad and application instructions are published at: Application deadline is November 6, 2017, at 9 a.m. Questions may be directed to Professor Noelle Brada-Williams via Please include Job Opening 24255 in all correspondence.

  • San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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  • Professor Noelle Brada-Williams
    English and Comparative Literature
    San Jose State University
    One Washington Square
    San Jose, CA 95192-0090
  • 408-924-4425


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