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The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric and Writing with specialty in data analytics, data visualization, and/or digital rhetoric to join a progressive faculty of literature and rhetoric/writing in fall 2020 to further develop its thriving English BA and MA programs. Required qualifications include Ph.D. (by the starting date) in English or Rhetoric and Composition with ability to teach quantitative research methods at the graduate level, data research and analysis, and a range of courses in writing, and occasionally, literature. Preferred credentials include experiences in teaching and/or developing courses in data visualization and analysis, and conducting research using a mixed methods approach (i.e., a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and rhetorical research practices). Experience with data visualization platforms (such as R, Tableau, or similar software) is desirable. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, curriculum development, research and publication, learning outcome assessment, and local community outreach for service learning. Compensation is competitive and based on credentials.

Tyler is located 90 miles east of Dallas in the scenic Piney Woods area of East Texas. As the cultural center of East Texas, Tyler is a region with over one million people and boasts many amenities such as museums, a planetarium, a ballet, a symphony orchestra, and a renowned performing arts center.  One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service.  More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

To apply: submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, copy of transcript for the highest degree, contact information of three references, and any supporting documents in one file to UT Tyler employment portal, Incomplete applications will not be considered. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at or visit our website: Review of application begins on October 30 and ends when the position is filled.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.    


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