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Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Writing
English Department
SUNY Cortland

The State University of New York at Cortland seeks candidates for the tenure-track position of assistant professor, Rhetoric and Writing to begin August 2020.


SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.


This assistant professor will teach undergraduate writing at all levels, including required Professional Writing major courses (cortland.edu/profwriting). Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as a passion for teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and with all levels of skill and ability.


Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field along with a record of teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly potential. Preference may be given to applicants with areas of specialization in genre, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, materiality, or other related sub-field as well as those with teaching interest and background in scientific or public policy writing, rhetorical code studies, grant writing, or other related areas encouraged, as well as ability to teach across a wide variety of technologies and familiarity with publishing software such as InDesign; and/or experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
For consideration, please submit online employment application at http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/3579. Attach a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Position begins August 2020.


Review of applications begins October 7, 2019 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


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