Assistant or Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, UC Davis


The University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are seeking teachers/scholars with ongoing research in first-year composition. Additional research areas may include multilingual writers, cultural rhetorics, and/or professional writing. Interest in and potential to administer a first-year writing program is required. The successful candidate will be able to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in writing in the disciplines and professions, first-year composition, as well as graduate courses in the theory and pedagogy of rhetoric and composition. The appointee is expected to have a strong research plan and teaching record and will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field must be in hand before the first day of classes, September 21, 2015.

The successful candidate will join an independent writing program at a top-flight research university with an established emphasis on writing in the disciplines and professions, as well as a diverse student population. The university’s commitment to writing in the disciplines, as represented by the University Writing Program, has been recognized as “stellar” by US News and World Report in its Best Colleges annual. The University Writing Program (UWP) publishes the journal Writing on the Edge. Located in Northern California’s Central Valley, adjacent to Sacramento and within easy driving distance of the Bay Area and the Sierra, UC Davis offers a superb, diverse environment for teaching and research.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper and the contact information for four (4) references through the online application form found at:

For full consideration applications should be received by October 24, 2014.

The position is open until filled. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Professor Dana Ferris, Search Chair, University Writing Program