Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, beginning August 16, 2020. In addition to demonstrated expertise in Composition Studies, the successful applicant will demonstrate a research agenda of substantial promise, the ability to take on a lead administrative role, and a commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department and to teaching a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body.  Areas of teaching and research specialization could include:  English Language Learning, Literacy Studies and Diverse Populations, Rhetoric, Composition and Digital Technologies. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the expected teaching load is 1-1.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2020. UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.


For fullest consideration please complete an on-line application at including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and either the names and email addresses of three references or a link to a dossier service, by November 1, 2019.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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