Assistant Professor in Rhetoric & Composition at The University of Scranton

Assistant Professor in Rhetoric & Composition at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton Department of English & Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English in Rhetoric & Composition with a specialization in cultural rhetorics, rhetorics of race and ethnicity, critical race theory, or Black or African-American rhetorics, beginning August 2021. Additional areas of teaching and/or scholarly interests may include one or more of the following: community-based learning; public pedagogies; public humanities; and/or digital humanities. Ability to teach from an intersectional, social justice framework that centers race, ethnicity, and/or migration status will be key. This search is part of a broader cluster hiring approach, which will contribute to the development of Black Studies at the University. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition or related field by August 2021, college-level teaching experience, and appropriate scholarly activity. Teaching load will include general-education writing and occasional advanced courses reflecting individual interests and specializations. The 4/3 contractual teaching load is typically reduced to 3/3 for those with active scholarly agendas. Salary competitive.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs.  The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement.  

The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at Please submit an application letter, c.v., three reference letters, and a diversity statement. (Please do not send writing samples in this first phase of the process.) The proposed hiring plan anticipates first-round interviews via Zoom in December and second-round “campus visit” Zoom interviews in January or February, with an offer made by March. 

For further information about the Department of English & Theatre, visit our web page at

For information about the position, please contact search committee chair Teresa Grettano at

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