Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Announcement – Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


Job Title:                                 Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Department/School:               Department of English

Location:                                 Fayetteville, AR

Start date:                               August 15, 2022


Position Summary: The Department of English in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas seeks an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise in rhetoric (e.g., rhetorical theory, history of rhetoric, rhetorical education, public writing) OR technical and professional communication, with the scholarly expertise in either field intersecting with race and ethnic studies. We are particularly interested in scholars who merge their expertise with one or more of the following subfields: Health and medicine, Disability Studies, Migration, Popular Culture, and Social Movements. The position starts in August 2022, and is a 9-month appointment.


This position involves teaching courses in a new minor in rhetoric and writing as well as a new concentration in rhetoric and writing within the English major. The appointment requires teaching four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level and service to the department, college, or university. The ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff is essential.


Minimum Qualifications:

With submitted materials, the candidate must demonstrate:


  • Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition or related field conferred by time of appointment
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty and staff


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated scholarly expertise in rhetoric or technical and professional communication intersecting with race and ethnic studies




Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a list of three professional references, and a diversity statement. Additional application materials will be requested from position finalists.


Completed applications received by 12/07/2021 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype or Zoom, with follow-up interviews scheduled as campus visits starting in early Spring 2022.


For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robin Roberts, at


For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit:



Annual Salary/Benefits Package: Salary is nationally competitive commensurate with experience and qualifications.


As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.




The University of Arkansas: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Fulbright College: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.


The Community: Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, and is known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. For more information, visit:


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About University of Arkansas


The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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