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Assistant Professor of English
Ball State University

Date Posted Oct. 17, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of English
University Ball State University
Muncie, IN, United States
Department English
Application Deadline Nov. 17, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Creative or Technical Writing

Ball State University’s Department of English is accepting applications for a tenure track position available August 2019. We are seeking an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to contribute to our graduate programs (MA and PhD), our undergraduate major in Rhetoric and Writing, and our undergraduate minor in Professional Writing and Emerging Media. Responsibilities include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition, keeping abreast of scholarly developments and incorporating them into teaching, engaging in scholarly research, publication and professional development in Rhetoric and Composition sufficient to attain and maintain graduate faculty status, actively contributing to the intellectual and professional life of the English Department, the university, and surrounding community.

Minimum qualifications: Earned PhD from an accredited college or university with emphasis in Rhetoric & Composition or Professional Writing by date of appointment, record of scholarship in rhetoric and composition or professional writing demonstrated by at least two refereed publications either in print or accepted for publication, and at least six semesters of part-time or full-time college teaching experience obtained concurrently or at any time.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in professional writing; and/or graduate teaching experience in Rhetoric and Composition; and/or experience as a professional writer in a corporate or non-profit setting.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Michael Donnelly, doctorate transcripts, curriculum vitae with list of a minimum of two refereed publications documented in the CV. Under ‘Other’ please upload two items: 1.) A dissertation abstract or statement of research agenda and 2.) A syllabus from a college-level course you have recently taught.

Please note that this posting requires transcripts (even if obtained at Ball State University), along with the other required documents, at time of application. The transcript must show the degree program in which the applicant is enrolled. Original, official transcripts showing degree conferred will be required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 17, 2018.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

  • Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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