Rhetoric and Composition: Assistant Professor - 2 positions available

Job Title: Assistant Professor (2 positions available)
Department: English
Position Number: F12/13 - 012
Closing Date: Open until filled

Scope of Job: Rhetoric and Composition: Assistant Professor, tenure-track position (2). The new hire will normally teach a minimum 3/3 load in a program rich in undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies, with the opportunity to tailor and develop courses according to his/her strengths and interests. The MA track in rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies has emphases in pedagogy, discourse studies, and professional writing. Position begins Fall 2013.

Applications are invited from candidates with strong records and potential as teachers with well-defined research and scholarship agendas. We are looking for an energetic, collaborative, and productive colleague with a commitment to students’ success and an interest in contributing to and developing innovative initiatives and curricula in a university seeking the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement as part of its strategic plan.

Required: • Education- Ph.D. in English or a related field required by August 2013.

Preferred: • Experience-Substantial experience teaching writing at the college level, as well as demonstrated success in or potential for scholarly activity in the discipline of rhetoric and composition.

Other information: For more information about our department please visit our website: (http://www.utpa.edu/dept/english).

Salary: Negotiable (Pending budget approval).

To apply send the following information: Letter of interest, 2) Curriculum vitae (Incomplete applications will not be considered).

Search committee initial review will begin immediately. If selected by the committee for an interview, committee representative will contact the candidates to submit additional paperwork such as official transcripts, employee application and 3 letters of recommendations.

Send information to: Electronic submissions are encouraged. Candidates should email documents to: coah@utpa.edu and place job search number (F12/13-012) on subject line


The University of Texas – Pan American, College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s office CAS 334, ATTN: English Assistant Professor Search, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Note: UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is security-sensitive as defined by Texas Government Code 411.09 (a) (2). All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).