Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-Track), Rhetoric/Composition with a specialization in oneor more of the following areas: Digital Rhetorics/Multi-Modal Composing; Technical andProfessional Writing; or Medical Writing or Bioinformatics Communication. The successfulcandidate will join the departmental rotation to serve as director of composition and provideleadership around writing in the department and in the university. A PhD in rhetoric andcomposition, technical communication, or closely related field is required by the time of appointment.
UMKC is an urban research university that serves a diverse student population, and the English Department has long-standing collaborations with programs in Black Studies; Latinx Studies;and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The ideal candidate would be able to contribute to these programs. The department also participates in a robust interdisciplinary PhD program.
Application Instructions: Applications are accepted via online submission only. To apply, please go to the UMKC job postings website: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a writing sample in one combinedPDF document.
Candidates should ask three references to send letters of recommendation directly to theUMKC English department, Attn: Audrey Lester, firstname.lastname@example.org (via email) or 5121Rockhill Road, Cockefair Hall, 106, Kansas City, MO 64110 (via mail).
Review of applications will begin on November 26, and will continue until the position is filled.This hire is contingent on final budgetary approval.
UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.