Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, Niagara University, New York

Niagara University, a private Catholic, 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 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; 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 are expected.

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 vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation by NOVEMBER 1 to:

Dr. Jeanne Laurel,
Chair, English Department,
PO Box 2035,
Niagara University, NY 14109-2035.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Clery Act, a copy of the annual security report is available at: Applications accepted until the position is filled. Once filled, the listing will be removed from this website.