Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Department of English
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Full-time assistant professor (tenure line) needed to join a small but growing graduate program in composition and teach undergraduate writing courses. Minimum qualifications are the PhD with an emphasis in Writing Studies and teaching experience.

Currently, the department has strengths in writing theory and pedagogy, technical writing and digital media, feminist pedagogies, assessment, and writing program administration. The ideal candidate offers expertise that complements the program’s strengths, brings creative and cross-disciplinary integrations appropriate to writing studies, and addresses issues appropriate to an urban campus with a diverse undergraduate student body and a graduate focus at the master’s level in composition. Especially welcome but not required are cross-disciplinary emphases in American studies and rhetoric, urban literacies, or African American studies. Writing Center and WPA theory and experience are also welcome as is technological expertise. The successful candidate should expect to rotate into a WPA position with consideration given first to achieving tenure. Course load is 2/2; position begins in August 2013.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Suellynn Duffey, Chair, Writing Studies Search Committee at the above address. Review will begin November 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA in January.

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