Instructor/Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Language, and Culture at Univ of Hartford

The Department of Rhetoric, Language, and Culture at the University of Hartford invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time position to begin September 2007. The initial term of the contract is two years, and the contract is renewable. The department houses both a first-year composition program and an undergraduate degree program (major, minor, and certificate) in rhetoric and professional writing. The department also supports a networked, online computer classroom. We invite applications from candidates well-versed in first-year composition and writing across the curriculum; those with interests in professional writing and/or computer lab administration are particularly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements are an MA (PhD preferred) in rhetoric and composition or a related field, and evidence of committed and successful teaching. We welcome applicants who have experience using a variety of teaching methods and working in a culturally diverse environment.

The University of Hartford is committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction. The 3/3 teaching load will likely include multiple sections of first-year composition, with the possibility of teaching a course in the major each year. Full-time faculty also bear service responsibilities to the department and the college. Further information about the University can be found at .

Applications‹-including cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation‹-should be sent to Dr. Mark Blackwell, Chair, Department of Rhetoric, Language, and Culture, Auerbach Hall, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Teaching portfolios only upon request, please. Deadline for applications is April 2, 2007. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.



Hi Nils,

to claritfy: is the asst. prof position also non tenure track?

Yes, it is. Rank depends upon the level of education and experience that the candidate brings with her or him. A person with a PhD will most likely be an assistant professor, while a person without one will likely be an instructor. We are still in the process of hiring for our tenure-track assistant professor advertised last year for which we held interviews at MLA; that position is separate from this one.

this clears it up, then. thank you for taking time to respond. good luck w/ your search.