Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric

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Assistant Professor, Composition and RhetoricEnglish DepartmentUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln

The English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric. The successful candidate will support the department’s Composition and Rhetoric unit in the area of composition pedagogy. Preferred strengths in one or more of the following: BIPOC and anti-racist pedagogies, community-engaged writing, or digital writing. Desirable secondary interests may include English Education, critical race studies, queer studies, and women’s and gender studies. Candidates will be asked to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise undergraduate and MA theses as well as Ph.D. dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English, Composition & Rhetoric, or a field relevant to the position by August 2023. Candidates must also have a strong publication record, evidence of successful teaching, and a profile demonstrating strong scholarly expertise in composition pedagogy.

Preference will be given to candidates with scholarly engagement in one or more of the following: BIPOC and anti-racist pedagogies, community-engaged writing, or digital writing, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching practices.


Review of applications will begin October 13, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, visit https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220169. Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. You will be required to attach your letter of interest and CV.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community are the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success.


As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.


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