Open Rank- Professor of Rhetoric and Composition - Washington State University in Tri-Cities Washington

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Washington State University

Tri-Cities, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University— a Carnegie RU/VH university—invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track (open rank) Professor position in Rhetoric and Composition and Writing Program Administration to begin August 16, 2016 on its Tri-Cities campus. The position requires a commitment to research, teaching, and writing program administration within a multi-campus department actively committed to extending its interdisciplinary connections.

In addition to conducting scholarly research leading to publication in area of expertise, this faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory and advanced writing, rhetoric, and areas pertaining to candidate’s research. Administrative work will include coordinating composition courses and writing program assessment. Teaching load is typically two courses per semester and includes a mix of both undergraduate and graduate courses in both English and a growing, multi-disciplinary program in Digital Technology and Culture

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field (degree in hand by time of appointment);

Evidence of productive research program appropriate to projected rank;

Evidence of ability to teach successfully at the college level and mentor students from diverse backgrounds;

Evidence of potential for success in writing program administration.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated expertise in sub-disciplinary areas of digital media, multimodal composition, and/or publishing studies.
Tenured Faculty at Associate Professor.
Record of research commensurate with appointment at the advanced assistant, associate, or full rank.

Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration across disciplines and/or programs.

Demonstrated ability to work with and develop faculty to improve writing across the university

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
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Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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