Assistant Professor-English, Rhetoric and Composition


Assistant Professor
The Department of English at Western Carolina University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2016.

At a minimum, applicants must have a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from an accredited institution by the beginning of the contract date. Candidates should have an established record of excellence in teaching composition. Area of specialization within Rhetoric and Composition is open, but the successful candidate will have a solid and verifiable foundation in the fundamentals of composition theory, a clearly articulated research agenda, and a committed interest in serving as WPA, ideally after tenure. Teaching load is generally 3/3 with course load reassignment opportunities for WPA.

We will begin review of applications 11/15/15, and the position will remain open until filled.

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Ph.D. required; ABD considered, if completion is imminent. Degree must be in hand by start date of August 1, 2016.

Please apply online here:, and include a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and writing sample. For questions, contact Dr. Laura Wright, Head of the English Department, at