Assistant Professor, Professional and Technical Writing, DePaul University

Assistant Professor, Professional and Technical Writing, DePaul University

Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track position in professional and technical writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in September 2010. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and pedagogical interests in new media. The ideal candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical writing, and contribute to an innovative graduate program in New Media Studies. To support a growing department and reflect the current state of the discipline, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. Applicants must have the PhD--in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or an appropriately related field--in hand by September 2010, demonstrated expertise in teaching, and an active scholarly agenda.

The department and the university sustain a strong commitment to undergraduate education and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population.   We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups.  DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. To apply; please visit the following URL:   Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample (20-25 pages) online. Have three letters of recommendation sent to: Peter Vandenberg, Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL, 60614.

Applications must be completed online by November 30, 2009. Candidates selected for interviews at MLA will be notified by December 11.