Two Assistant Professor Rhet/Comp Positions @ Auburn UN

The Department of English at Auburn University expects to make two appointments for 2008-09 for tenure-track positions as Assistant Professors in Rhetoric and Composition to begin Fall semester 2008. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition, but with some teaching in the core curriculum (freshman composition) and/or junior-level writing.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in English or closely related area by the August 16, 2008, starting date (ABDs will be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate);substantial graduate course work; evidence of potential for successful research, publication, and other scholarly/professional activities; evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; interest in teaching core curriculum courses in freshman composition and/or junior-level writing; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition; and good potential as a colleague for taking part in the life and work of the department. The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointments are scheduled to begin and be able to communicate effectively in English.

Desirable qualifications include a broad and deep knowledge of rhetorical theory and contemporary composition pedagogy to complement a well-defined research program as well as interest in one or more of the following: assessment, empirical research, new media writing, writing centers, and multicultural and/or historical rhetorics.

With approximately 23,500 students, Auburn University is the largest comprehensive research university in Alabama. It is located in an attractive college town in the east central part of the state 90 minutes from Atlanta. The Department of English, the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, offers the BA, MA, MTPC (Master of Technical and Professional Communication), and PhD. Additional information is available on the department’s website at

Send letter of application and vita postmarked by October 1 2007, to George Crandell, Head, Department of English, 9030 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5203. Applications will be acknowledged by a department letter. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.