Assistant Professor at Boise State University

Tenure-track assistant professor position in rhetoric and composition, beginning Fall 2011.
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition required by time of appointment. The successful applicant
will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including first-year writing, and participate in
first-year writing program administration. Applicants with teaching and research interest in
rhetorical history and theory, digital rhetoric, and/or research in online writing environments
are especially encouraged to apply. The standard teaching load is 3/2, with load reductions for
administrative work. Excellent teaching, scholarly publication, and service are required for
academic advancement.



Application Procedures: Application materials – consisting of (1) letter of application
describing teaching experience and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts
(unofficial accepted), and (4) a minimum of three letters of recommendation – should be
addressed to Professor Michelle Payne, Chair, Department of English. Applicants should
submit items 1-3 as separate PDF attachments by email to, with the
applicant’s surname and the document type in the title of each document (e.g., smith_cover.pdf).

Item 4 (reference letters) should be submitted hard-copy through a dossier service or directly
from the references to:

Professor Michelle Payne
Chair, Department of English
Re: Rhet/Comp Search
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1525