Assistant Professor - Composition and Rhetoric


DePaul University

English, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60614

Assistant Professor in English

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in September 2007. We are particularly interested in candidates with specializations in technical and/or professional writing, and expertise in one or more of the following areas: workplace writing, digital literacies, new media studies, genre studies. Applicants must have the PhD in hand by September 2007, demonstrated expertise in teaching, and an active scholarly agenda.

We seek candidates with a clear commitment to undergraduate education, experience in teaching students of diverse cultural backgrounds, and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population. The successful candidate will teach in a newly designed concentration in writing and rhetoric, a well-established MA program, and programs outside English, including DePaul’s general education program, at times on different campuses. For more information about the department’s and university’s programs, see the department’s website at the address noted above. We particularly seek candidates who mirror the diversity of the university and its surrounding urban community, and we specifically solicit applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other historically underrepresented groups.

To apply, send a letter and CV to William Fahrenbach, Chair, Department of English, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60614. Applications must be postmarked by October 31 2006. DePaul University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.