Assistant Professor of Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies

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The University of Alabama English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in CRES (Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies) at the rank of assistant professor.  The successful applicant will have the PhD in hand by August 2022 and will have a degree in rhetoric-composition (or closely related field), an active research agenda with a primary emphasis in composition-rhetorical studies, and a record of effective teaching.  Area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose interests include rhetorical theory or history of rhetoric, cultural /ethnic rhetorics (including African American, Indigenous, Asian American, and Latinx), and civic rhetoric. The successful candidate will help develop our newly approved undergraduate minor and concentration in digital, public, and professional writing. They may also help us to support the College of Arts and Sciences research efforts in cultural studies, global connections, and/or digital humanities.  Review of applications will begin October 25 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Candidates for this position should visit the University of Alabama website at to initiate an application and upload various materials. The application will include the following documents: a CV including names and contact information for three references, letter of application, a writing sample of up to 30 pages, and a teaching philosophy with evidence of inclusive pedagogy. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary meetings by video conference and final interviews on campus. Prior to hiring, the final candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.  Please upload writing sample to the "Other Document 1" tab.


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