Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, Niagara University
Niagara University, a private, predominately undergraduate institution sponsored by the
Vincentian community, seeks a full-time Assistant Professor in English (with a
specialization in Rhetoric and Composition) for a tenure-track appointment in the English
Department starting in Fall 2008. Please visit http://www.niagara.edu/english to learn
more about our department.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. by August 2008 with specialization in Rhetoric and
Composition. Experience and interest in one or more of the following: writing program
administration; English education; rhetorical theory; creative writing; professional writing.
An active program of research, potential for scholarly publication, demonstrated
excellence in teaching, and service to the University, the profession, and the community
The successful candidate will contribute to Niagara’s first-year composition program,
which serves roughly 750 students per year, and teach rhetoric and composition courses
for English education majors as well as courses in the growing writing studies minor. The
teaching load is currently 12 hours (4 courses) per semester but will soon be reduced to
9 hours (3 courses); release time for administration and/or research is available. Salary
commensurate with like institutions; excellent benefits.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, three letters of
recommendation and unofficial graduate transcripts by NOVEMBER 1 to:
Dr. Jeanne Laurel, Chair, Department of English
PO Box 2035
Niagara University, NY 14109-2035.
Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security
Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety.