Faculty (Open Rank) in African American Rhetoric/Literacies

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in writing and rhetoric with a specialization in African American Rhetorics/Literacies with the following areas of secondary interest/specialization also welcome but not limited to: community writing, composition studies, digital writing, literacy studies, professional and technical writing, queer rhetorics. This position is part of a Cluster Hire initiative in the area of Social Differences / Social Justice, spanning different Syracuse University schools and colleges. As its main focus, this research cluster is dedicated to racial, ethnic, indigenous, LGBT and gender identities; understandings of culture; ability; and disability centered around the pursuit of just futures. Further information on this campus-wide hiring initiative can be found at https://www.syracuse.edu/academics/research/cluster-hires/.

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is a freestanding academic unit at Syracuse, with a nationally recognized faculty and course offerings ranging from first-year writing to a Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. Our department is also home to a growing major, a minor in Writing and Rhetoric, and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. The successful candidate will share the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and be prepared to join an active research faculty who teach undergraduate and graduate courses. 


Interested candidates must complete a brief online faculty application at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/89400 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses for three (3) professional references who will be sent a link to upload a confidential letter of recommendation. Three unique Interfolio email links to your recommender’s letters may be substituted for the recommender’s direct email addresses. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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