Assistant / Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

The Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program, housed within Appalachian State University’s Department of English, invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of assistant, advanced assistant, or associate professor. We seek candidates with experience in writing program administration. Additional areas of desired emphasis include writing studies, composition pedagogy, assessment, professional and technical writing, digital rhetorics and new media, and/or rhetorical theory. As a recipient of the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, the program seeks candidates with an interest in innovative curriculum development who can complement existing expertise and serve the program’s overall mission and vision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching load is 3/3, with additional reassigned time for administrative leadership in the program.

Qualifications: PhD in English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or related fields; an active research profile in rhetoric and writing, demonstrated writing program administration and a minimum of three years of teaching excellence required.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, administrative philosophy, and cover letter by November 20, 2019. All application materials should be submitted online through

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