Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Rhetoric and Composition,

Illinois State University’s Department of English seeks an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, specializing in histories of rhetoric. We seek a colleague with expertise in comparative cultural rhetorics, with an emphasis on rhetorics from and of underrepresented or non-Western cultures. The successful applicant will conduct and publish scholarly research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition, and work with graduate students in an internationally recognized Department.

Please send letter of application, C.V., and writing sample to Chair of Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Department of English, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61701-4240. Also send three letters of recommendation mailed by the recommenders or dossier service. Applications may also be submitted electronically to the Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee c/o Ms. Angie Scott (arscott@ilstu.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at MLA or via conference call. Applicants should have a PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field by August 15, 2012. The successful applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States by August 15, 2012. The position is available on August 16, 2012.
The Department emphasizes an English Studies model in both its undergraduate and MA and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children’s Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English Education, Linguistics, Literature, Print Culture, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Writing. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult english.illinoisstate.edu.


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, encouraging diversity. 

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