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The English Department at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning September 2014. The individual hired will be responsible for developing courses for a new minor in writing, teaching first-year as well as advanced writing courses, advising English majors, and contributing to the overall success of the department and university.
Qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or English with a Rhetoric and Composition specialization in hand by September 1, 2014. Candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following are encouraged to apply: public writing, professional writing, writing for social action, advocacy studies, digital and/or participatory journalism. Also valued are candidates with experience or secondary interest in the rhetorical practices of under-represented groups or writing assessment. The ability to teach undergraduate literature and/or undergraduate critical theory courses as needed is also desirable. The new hire will have the opportunity to teach graduate courses in rhetoric and composition theory.
Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions.
**Interested applicants should submit the following materials by December 1 for full consideration: letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statements of teaching and research, writing sample.
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If interested, apply via Institution Website button (to the right of the description) which will take you to the posting on Worcester State's website. Detailed instructions are listed there.
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