Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition at Appalachian State University

Category: Academic Affairs

College:  Arts & Sciences

Department:  English

Program: Rhetoric and Composition

The English Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, two-year, non-tenure-track, Visiting Assistant Professorship in Rhetoric and Composition to start August 15, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. (This is in addition to our advertisement for several one-year lectureships in rhetoric and composition.)  Full-time non-tenure-track positions require faculty to teach a 4/4 course load, and successful candidates will be committed to and demonstrate excellence in teaching and academic service.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, English, or a closely related field and evidence of exemplary teaching of college composition courses are required. Understanding of contemporary best practices in the teaching of academic writing is a must.

Experience in the teaching of Writing Across the Curriculum and e-portfolio pedagogy are preferred qualifications. Reappointment at the end of the two-year term is possible.

To ensure full consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, sample rhetoric and composition syllabi that include daily course calendars, and student evaluations from recent rhetoric and composition courses to James Burniston at  Review of applications will begin April 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions about this search, please feel free to contact Dr. Carl Eby, Chair of the Department of English:

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Rhetoric and Composition Program, the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: