Assistant Professor, Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies (CRES) - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Maintain active program of research and scholarly activity. Teach graduate and undergraduate writing courses, and assist in developing new course offerings. Service to department as appropriate.

The University of Alabama English Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions in CRES (Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies) at the rank of assistant professor. PhD is required. The successful applicants will have a PhD in rhetoric-composition (or related field), an active, successful research agenda with a primary emphasis in composition-rhetorical studies, and a record of effective teaching. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in: professional/technical writing, writing with new media, computers and writing, digital/visual rhetoric and literacy, cross-cultural/ethnic/global rhetorics, rhetoric of social movements, empirical research/ethnography, or service-learning/community engagement.

The successful candidates will maintain a productive research agenda, teach in our MA/PhD track as well as teaching undergraduate courses, assist in curriculum development, and provide service to the department as appropriate.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates for these positions should visit the University of Alabama website at to initiate an application and upload various materials. The online application will include the following documents: A letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and writing sample of up to 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Dayton, Dept. of English, Box 870244, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • English / Literature
  • Speech / Rhetoric
  • Writing
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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