Assistant Professor (tenure track) Position in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse (New Media Studies)

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and new media/digital studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 2012. We seek candidates with research and pedagogical interests in visual rhetoric or writing and rhetoric in digital environments. The successful candidate will contribute to an innovative graduate program in New Media Studies, which integrates new media theory and production. Applicants with a strong background in new media production techniques are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will also contribute to the undergraduate major and MA in Writing Rhetoric and Discourse. Applicants must have the PhD in rhetoric and composition or an appropriately related field in hand by July 1, 2012, 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.

Please electronically submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and statement of teaching philosophy online.

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Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Peter Vandenberg, Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL, 60614. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates selected for first-round phone/Skype interviews will be notified no later than early January.