Assistant/Associate Professor for Rhetoric and Communication

Habib University invites applications for a position in Rhetoric and Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. A completed Ph.D. in Rhetoric or an MFA in Creative Writing by August 1st 2022 is required. Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature, with a strong background and commitment to teaching first-year writing, will also be considered. Candidates with specializations in rhetoric, composition and argumentation are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and student learning at the undergraduate level in line with global developments in the field. Habib University seeks outstanding student mentors who will be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrolment initiatives, and other activities related to the education experience.

Fall appointments begin August 1st and Spring appointments begin January 1st..

Qualifications: The candidates must have completed or must be in the final stages of a doctoral degree in the relevant field from a leading global institution recognized for its strength in this field. Ideal candidate will possess excellent teaching and scholarly skills, will be able to work with a diverse population of students and colleagues, will enjoy influencing the intellectual growth of their students, will be effective in institutional service, will be passionate about undergraduate research and is excited to work with colleagues across disciplines. Experience studying in and/or working in a liberal arts environment will be an advantage.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate courses, active engagement in institutional service, professional activities, student mentorship, and curriculum planning and review. The annual teaching load is 5 three- or four-credit courses. This position will play a critical role in supporting both the comparative humanities majors and the liberal core of the University.

The successful candidate will also be a lead instructor for a first-year core course in Rhetoric and Communication, managing a 10 to15 member team. They will also act as a faculty liaison to the university's writing center and help develop and implement a writing curriculum at Habib University. They may additionally teach or co-teach literature and writing courses in the interdisciplinary Comparative Humanities program in line with their interest and expertise.

Habib University is Pakistan's first and only exclusively undergraduate-focused liberal arts University that leverages the American style of undergraduate education and has developed a distinctive world-class liberal arts curriculum that is contextually relevant and grounded to our South Asian context and heritage. Located in the world's third-largest city - Pakistan's highly affordable, cosmopolitan, diverse, and intellectual capital of Karachi, the University prides itself on the quality and dedication of its increasingly diverse international faculty, a majority of whom hold advanced degrees from leading global institutions. The University also enjoys close connections with several prominent institutions of higher education in the U.S., including the Claremont Colleges, Stanford, UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and Texas A&M. Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications to our online application portal. Recruitment-related queries may be directed to

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