University of Arkansas--Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

The English Department and the Program in Rhetoric and Composition seek an Assistant Professor to be a specialist in one, or a combination, of the following areas: multimodal writing, feminist rhetorics, multicultural rhetorics, and/or distance education.

The ideal candidate will also have professional experience in writing program administration. Preference will be given to candidates who further complement the required profile with supporting expertise in linguistics, literacy studies, and/or comparative research methodologies. The Assistant Professor will establish and maintain an active research agenda, publishing regularly. This position will teach four courses per year on a two-semester system, and will supervise or serve on thesis and dissertation committees. The Assistant Professor will also assist in the management of the Program in Rhetoric and Composition, and participate in service to the university, college, and department.

Minimum Qualifications 

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Ph.D. in English or a related field with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Strong research agenda
  • Strong record of teaching
  • Writing program administrative experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in multimodal writing, feminist rhetorics, multicultural rhetorics, and/or distance education

Anticipated Start Date


All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by November 25, 2016 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Initial interviews will be held via Skype in January 2017; on-campus visits will be in January or February 2017.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a 20- to 25-page writing sample.

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. For letters stored in Interfolio, please list the direct Interfolio email address.

The finalist will be required to submit an official academic transcript.

Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701