Job Summary/Basic Function:The Department of English at the University of North Texas seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies starting in Fall 2020. Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely related field. The area of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates who are publishing in one or more of the following areas:
— Border Rhetorics (identity formation, citizenship, globalization, (de)construction of borders, transnational interconnections)
— Cultural Rhetorics (decolonial theory/practice; critical-race inquiry; regionalisms)
— Translingual Writing (multilingualism, pedagogy, composition theory, assessment)
Successful candidates will be expected to publish, teach two courses per semester in our rhetoric and writing concentration, and engage in service to the department, college, and university.
The new hire will join a diverse, collaborative, internationally recognized group of colleagues in the Department of English, who are all deeply invested in student success and in extending research in our fields. Our rhetoric and writing faculty teach in our thriving undergraduate concentration and direct our first-year writing program on a rotating basis. We also publish in writing studies, rhetorical history and historiography, feminist rhetorics, writing program studies, and rhetorical theory.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the search is closed. We expect to conduct interviews via Skype or Zoom.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
(1) PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely related field at the time of employment
(2) Active research program and established record of publication
(3) Demonstrated ability to teach courses in both rhetoric and writing studies