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The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position in English (Rhetoric).  The position requires a PhD in English, Rhetoric, or Writing Studies, with  specialization in Composition, Writing Pedagogy, and/or Writing Program Administration. The successful candidate will maintain an active publication agenda, participate in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development, and oversee writing instruction in collaboration with program coordinators. We seek candidates with a commitment to DEI demonstrated through research and/or inclusive pedagogy. Desired qualifications include experience in writing program administration, demonstrated experience with and commitment to developing Open Educational Resources, and experience and commitment to active learning. The ideal candidate would contribute to one or more strategic research/teaching areas within the department, such as writing studies, LatinX and/or African American and/or Asian American writing and rhetoric, gender studies, health humanities, digital humanities, environmental studies, or the rhetoric of science. 

 

Texas A&M’s English department is home to an undergraduate major and minor, a minor in health humanities, a professional writing certificate, prospective minors in professional writing and science fiction studies, and MA and PhD programs. Job responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition, writing pedagogy, and composition studies; undertaking appropriate academic service on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds. The normal teaching load is 2/2. 

 

Texas A&M University is an emerging Hispanic-serving institution and a First-Gen Forward Institution committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html).  In 2019 and again in 2020, Texas A&M received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The English Department is especially interested in candidates who can implement and contribute curricula and programs responsive to the needs of first-generation students and the diversity of the university community.

Qualifications

The position requires a PhD in English, Rhetoric, or Writing Studies, with  specialization in Composition, Writing Pedagogy, and/or Writing Program Administration. Desired qualifications include experience in writing program administration, demonstrated experience with and commitment to developing Open Educational Resources, and experience and commitment to active learning. The ideal candidate would contribute to one or more strategic research/teaching areas within the department, such as writing studies, LatinX and/or African American and/or Asian American writing and rhetoric, gender studies, health humanities, digital humanities, environmental studies, or the rhetoric of science.

Application Instructions

To apply submit a letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, a one page diversity statement, a sample course syllabus in composition, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages using Texas A&M’s Interfolio Dossier platform: http://apply.interfolio.com/94508. Applicants are encouraged to highlight their experience or qualifications for supporting first-generation students and/or students from underrepresented groups through their teaching, service, mentoring or advising. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by October 22, 2021. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Andrew Pilsch, Search Committee Chair, at apilsch@tamu.edu. Interviews will take place through the Zoom platform. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. For more information, please visit the English Department website at http://english.tamu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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