Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

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The Department of English at the University of North Texas seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies starting in Fall 2020. Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a closely related feld. The area of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates who are
publishing in one or more of the following areas:

  •  Border Rhetorics (identity formation, citizenship, globalization, (de)construction of borders, transnational interconnection
  •  Cultural Rhetorics (decolonial theory/practice, critical-race inquiry, regionalisms)
  •  Translingual Writing (multilingualism, pedagogy, composition theory, assessment)

Successful candidates will be expected to publish, teach two courses per semester in our rhetoric and writing concentration, and engage in service to the department, college, and university.


The new hire will join a diverse, collaborative, internationally recognized group of colleagues in the Department of English, who are all deeply invested in student success and in extending research in our felds. Our rhetoric and writing faculty teach in our thriving undergraduate concentration and direct our first-year writing program on a rotating basis. We also publish in writing studies, rhetorical history and historiography, feminist rhetorics, writing program studies, and rhetorical theory.


Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, or a closely related feld in hand at the time of employment, and must be able to demonstrate an active research program, an established record of publication, and an ability to teach both rhetoric and writing studies courses.


Instructions: To apply, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a relevant sample of scholarly writing (20 pages double-spaced or fewer), and a list of three professional references to https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/userfiles/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1568665055718.  Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the search is closed. We
expect to conduct interviews via Skype or Zoom.


About the University of North Texas: UNT is a Tier One public research university located in Denton, Texas, a lively city just 35 minutes from an international airport and close to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


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