Associate or Full Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

The English Department of Northeastern University invites applications for a Rhetoric and Composition specialist at the rank of associate or full professor to begin in Fall 2015. Preference is for scholars working in digital rhetorics, multimodal composing, or other relevant areas of Digital Humanities. Further specializations in cultural rhetorics, multilingual writing, community engagement, or writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines are also welcome.

This position is affiliated with the university’s Writing Program, housed in the Department of English. In addition to teaching graduate students (MA and PhD) and undergraduates, Writing Program faculty provide intellectual, pedagogical, and administrative leadership for the university’s first-year and advanced writing courses and for the Writing Center. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities has a strong presence in the Digital Humanities, with initiatives such as the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks ( and the Digital Scholarship Commons (, to which we anticipate this position will contribute. Faculty also have opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary initiatives as well as cross-institutional and community projects in and around the city of Boston.        

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field and be an active senior scholar with a clear and compelling research agenda and a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement. The position requires a commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in an urban institution with strong emphases on global research and experiential learning.

We invite interested candidates to learn more about the English Department ( and about our Writing Program ( Further information may be obtained by contacting Neal Lerner, Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Program, at or 617-373-2451. Initial interviews will be by Skype.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website at and choose Faculty Positions from the Faculty pull-down menu. Please be prepared to attached your cv and cover letter and to enter the contact information for three references. Northeastern University is an Affirmative Action, Title IX, Equal Opportunity Employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities