Assistant Professor in African-American Rhetoric


The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, emphasizing African-American rhetoric and pedagogy to begin Fall semester 2007. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition (we offer a concentration in rhetoric and composition at the undergraduate level), but with some teaching in the core curriculum (freshman composition)and/or junior-level writing.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in English or closely related area by the August 16, 2007, starting date (ABDs will be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate); evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; substantial graduate course work and a primary research emphasis in African-American rhetoric and pedagogy; evidence of potential for successful research, publication, and other scholarly/professional activities; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in freshman composition and/or junior-level writing; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition; and good potential as a colleague for taking part in the life and work of the department. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to communicate effectively in English.

Send letter of application and vita postmarked by November 1, 2006, to George Crandell, Head, Department of English, 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203. Applications will be acknowledged by a department letter. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, please feel free to email me at:

Michelle Sidler, Coordinator of Composition
Department of English
9030 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849