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Faculty, Tenure Track - Rhetoric and Composition
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Faculty, Tenure Track - Rhetoric and Composition
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure Track - Rhetoric and Composition

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Utah Valley University Department of English and Literature invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Rhetoric and Composition to begin August 2020.

Successful candidates for the position will teach first-year composition, technical communication, advanced editing, document design, grant writing, and other advanced writing courses. The candidates will join a department of English and Literature with a thriving cohort of Writing Studies and Technical Communication colleagues in support of the department's Writing Studies Emphasis, Minor in Writing Studies, and certificate in Editing and Document Design.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong background in the teaching of technical communication, professional writing, and rhetorical theories. Ideal candidates will have expertise in at least one of the following areas: 1) advanced editing, document design, document management, usability testing, and typesetting, and/or 2) writing and designing for the web using basic text editors and advanced knowledge of markup languages. Desired secondary areas of interest include gender studies, feminist rhetorics, or multicultural rhetorics.

Standard teaching load is 4/4, with opportunities for reassigned time for administrative work. Experience and interest in student journal advising and/or writing program administration are highly sought.

Located forty miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University is the largest and fastest growing university in Utah with approximately 39,000 students. UVU offers a superior undergraduate experience through teaching, research, and engagement. The university offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. UVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer. UVU is committed to an inclusive hiring process and welcomes diverse candidates.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy. Two letters of recommendation may be uploaded with the online application, Interfolio links may be included in a single document uploaded to the online application.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field is required at time of appointment.
ABD considered, with the expected degree will be completed by August 2020.
Three years of teaching experience at the college/university level.
Must be willing and able to teach all modalities, including online, hybrid, and face to face.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work with a committee at the departmental, college, and university levels.
Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students. Requires large classroom, small group and interpersonal interactions with students, faculty, and members of the campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidates will have expertise in theories and teaching of first-year writing, technical communication, professional writing, and rhetorical theory. We seek a colleague who expects to serve on department committees and in administrative roles, including writing program administration and student journal advising, and university committees, such as faculty senate. Preferred secondary interests include new gender studies, feminist rhetorics, and multicultural rhetorics.

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC55718



Open Date: 10/01/2019

Review Start Date: 12/20/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Screening of applications begins December 20 and continues until the positions are filled. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via Skype.

If you have questions about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Wioleta Fedeczko at or 801-863-5403.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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