Assistant Professor of English (Rhet/Comp) - Saint Xavier University

Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track, with expertise in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August, 2010. Preference for candidates with secondary emphases in one or more of the following areas: English Secondary Education, creative writing, professional writing, minority rhetorics, African American studies, or cultural studies. Viable candidates need to demonstrate scholarly potential and a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction. Responsibilities include introductory courses in composition, upper-division writing and rhetoric courses, and special topics offerings in the candidate's field.

Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Viable candidates need to demonstrate scholarly potential and a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester, but opportunities exist for course releases per academic year. Send application letter current c.v., official transcripts, statement of teaching and research philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Deadline is November 1, 2009.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago's oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,300 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and at its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing, and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier's excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

Please send applications to:
Dr. Gina Rossetti, Chair
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

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