Assistant Professor

Job Description or Duties: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric. The faculty member will teach regularly scheduled General Studies courses in composition, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in his or her area(s) of expertise on a rotating basis. Base load is 12 hours a semester with scholarly reassignment possible for those who qualify for a 9-hour load. All tenure-track faculty participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; and engage in service to the department, University, and profession.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric or a related field by August 2023; evidence of teaching excellence; evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential.

Preferred Qualifications: Secondary area of specialization in Children’s and/or Young Adult literature. Interest in or experience with online teaching a plus.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date November 18th, 2022. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position, contact Dr. Megan Hartman, 308-865-8299. For more information about the online application process, contact 308-865-8522 or

SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care. The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.

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