Saint Xavier University - Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Saint Xavier University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in rhetoric and composition to contribute to a growing concentration in writing and rhetoric. The position entails effective undergraduate instruction and advising, program assessment, disciplinary scholarship, and service across the institution. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in composition, upper-division writing and rhetoric courses, special topics offerings in the candidate’s field of study, and participation in the General Education Program. Base teaching load is 12 hours per semester, with opportunities for course releases each semester/year.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition required at the time of appointment and we are particularly interested in candidates with secondary emphases in one or more of the following: professional and technical writing, first-year and developmental writing, multilingual writing, rhetorical theory, and writing program administration. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction and mentoring, a dedication to committee service at both the department and university levels, and scholarly potential.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy College in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 4,300 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and at its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2014, review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Please send cover letter, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching and scholarship goals, current vita, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. Shannon Ambrose, Chair
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655