Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

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The English department at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, pending budgetary approval. Applications in any area of rhetoric, composition, or writing studies are welcome; candidates specializing in cultural rhetorics, critical race theory, digital studies, and/or professional writing are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to maintain an active publication agenda and to develop an excellent teaching record. The CU Denver English department offers an undergraduate major in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology and an MA in English Studies. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and writing (the teaching load is 2/2), an active research agenda, and university and department service. A PhD in rhetoric and composition or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by Oct. 31. Please submit a CV, letter of interest, and writing sample electronically at (CU Denver Job Number: 17138). Please direct all inquiries to Dr. John Tinnell at

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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