Asst. Prof., Rhetoric and Composition, Michigan Tech

Following a successful hire in 2012, the Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University again invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition to begin Fall 2013. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in rhetoric and composition studies, broadly defined. The preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital rhetoric, cross-language writing and rhetoric, multimodal composition, research methodologies, literacy studies, writing pedagogy, rhetoric theory and history, writing center studies, writing program administration.

The department’s graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment, including communication, composition, cultural studies, gender studies, linguistics, literature, media and visual studies, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, and technical communication.

The department offers doctoral and master’s degrees in an interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Technical Communication program and bachelor’s degrees in Scientific and Technical Communication; Communication, Culture, and Media; Liberal Arts; and English, including English with a concentration in Secondary Education. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses per semester. Candidates should have or expect to receive the PhD by August 1, 2013.

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Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Craig Waddell

Composition Search Committee

Department of Humanities

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

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Review of applications begins on November 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral-research university, with a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students and a cross-disciplinary faculty. Located on Lake Superior in Houghton, MI, its community offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. The university is also in its sixth year of a strategic faculty hiring initiative (see

We also have a Dual Career Program, which assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners (see