Tenure-track Position in Composition Theory and Pedagogy

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of English announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in composition theory and pedagogy. The successful candidate will join an established English department that offers a Ph.D. emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition and contributes significantly to university writing programs.

Tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load.


The minimum qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or closely allied field completed by August 1, 2016; college-level writing instruction experience; ability to teach advanced writing and writing pedagogy courses; and a developed and continuing research agenda in Composition Studies.


Preferred qualifications for this position include: research and teaching in translingual/cross-cultural rhetorics and writing; peer-reviewed publication in Composition Studies; experience developing and evaluating/assessing writing teachers, courses, curricula and/or programs; working with students at the graduate level; and/or computational research methodologies.


First interviews will be conducted via Skype or similar means.


Applications should be sent to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19029.


The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in the top tier of “best national universities” by U.S. News and World Report and is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service. In accordance with the university’s land grant, tier one research institution mission, candidates will be expected to develop strong research and publishing agendas, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform service at the university and community levels.


Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is situated near San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, the Black Rock Desert, and Yosemite National Park. Known in the West as “America’s Adventure Place,” Reno offers an exceptional array of outdoor activities as well as events, shows, festivals and entertainment.