Trinity College 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric at Trinity College invites applications for a two-year, visiting assistant professor position, specializing in digital rhetoric, to begin fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in first year composition and digital rhetoric.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by July 1, 2018 (also considered: Ph.D. in English or related field with significant coursework or research in rhetoric and composition as well as teaching experience).  Teaching load is 3/2.  Competitive salary and benefits.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant Writing Program and be expected to advise students as well as provide expertise in composition pedagogy to faculty across disciplines. We are looking for a writing faculty member with a clearly demonstrated area of expertise in digital rhetoric or new media.  Welcomed secondary areas of expertise include: community engagement, writing across the curriculum, civic rhetoric, or cultural rhetoric.

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., teaching statement, two sample syllabi (one for an introductory composition course and one for an introductory course in digital rhetoric or new media), graduate school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to   Materials due March 7, 2018.  Questions should be directed to Tennyson O’Donnell, Director of the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric, Chair of the Search Committee, at  Interviews conducted via Skype in March.  Finalists will be brought to campus for presentations.

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated pedagogical framework.  The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.