Instructor Positions, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) is hiring for multiple positions at the rank of Instructor in Rhetoric and Composition. In particular, we seek faculty with interdisciplinary research interests who can teach upper-level writing courses for students across the curriculum. Such interests may include but are not limited to: professional and technical communication; race and critical literacies; visual and information studies; and environmental studies as well as more general areas of interest such as writing in the natural or social sciences. A secondary interest in community writing or innovative digital pedagogy is desirable. 

Instructors hold nine-month appointments and contribute service to the unit and campus. They regularly teach a 4-4 load of lower- and upper-division courses each year with enrollments capped at 19. Instructors hold renewable, multi-year positions with the expectation of long-term professional commitments to teaching. We offer a competitive starting salary with the possibility of additional funding through summer teaching opportunities as well as full benefits, mentoring, and travel support. 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or related fields with a clear emphasis on teaching excellence and student composing and engagement. Applicants submit an application letter, contact information for three references in the letter, a resume or CV, and statement of teaching and curriculum philosophy to CU Careers at To ensure full consideration, submit these materials by January 15, 2017, when our review process begins. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are hiring for August 2017.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to