Associate Professor - Composition and Rhetoric


DePaul University

English, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60614

Associate Professor in English

The English department invites applications from accomplished, senior teacher-scholars in rhetoric and composition who have established ongoing research agendas in one or more of the following fields: history/theories of rhetoric, genre studies, teaching English at the secondary level, digital literacies, technical and/or professional writing, workplace writing. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leadership role along with other senior faculty in support of a large Master of Arts in Writing program and an emerging undergraduate major track in Writing and Rhetoric. Significant experience and interest in writing program administration is highly desirable in a department that staffs the directorships of First-Year Writing and the University Center for Writing-based Learning.

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 programs outside English, including DePaul’s Liberal Studies program, occasionally on different campuses. 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.