Assistant Professor History of Rhetoric

Assistant Professor in History of Rhetoric The Department of English at Arizona State University (ASU) ( seeks an assistant professor and scholar-teacher in rhetoric and composition who has compiled a compelling record of scholarship appropriate to rank in any area of the history of rhetoric.


ASU is a Research I university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the rapidly growing and dynamic metropolitan Phoenix area. Our English department is a large and diverse unit of faculty committed to excellence in teaching, to new and exciting research, and to ongoing community outreach.


Required: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or related discipline; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; ability to teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of rhetoric; and a compelling record of ongoing scholarship appropriate to rank in any area of the history of rhetoric.  Desired: Record of scholarship and publications on classical and/or medieval rhetoric; experience in teaching courses in the history of rhetoric, especially classical rhetoric.


Teaching load is 2/2 for track faculty with a significant research agenda. Teaching opportunities are at undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels. Departmental, university, and professional related service appropriate to rank.


Applicants must send: Cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to Chair of Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (History of Rhetoric) Search Committee, Department of English, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302. Application Deadline (no faxes or e-mails): Postmarked by November 30, 2009; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. (AA/EOE) A background check is required for employment.