Advanced Assistant / Associate Professor – Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media

Advanced Assistant / Associate Professor – Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media

The University of Kentucky’s Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (WRD), a newly independent program in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a tenure-line advanced assistant or associate professor in writing, rhetoric and digital media to serve as Director of Composition. Duties include collaborating with the Division of Instructional Communication (in the College of Communication) on two new first-year general education courses that integrate instruction in oral, written, visual, and digital communication; providing training for the TAs; leading assessment of lower-division writing courses; and helping to create and teach upper-division and graduate-level courses in writing, rhetoric, and/or digital media. Of particular interest are candidates with any of the following areas of expertise: public rhetoric, community writing, professional writing, new media/multimedia production. A PhD in rhetoric and composition or an equivalent field is required. Candidates must show evidence of achievement in research, teaching and administration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference.

Please email letter of application, vita, 3 letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample by December 1 to be considered for preliminary interviews, to Ms. Diane Robertson (email:; please use subject line “Application for WRD Position”).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment begins August 16, 2011. Funding for summer curriculum development work (prior to the appointment date) is negotiable.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies.