Assistant Professor of English-Composition and Rhetoric

The Department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Composition and Rhetoric, beginning Fall 2023 (position number 83193); position contingent upon position clearance and availability of funds.

Teaching Duties: teach introductory, upper-division, MA- and PhD-level courses in Composition/Rhetoric track, and other appropriate courses as needed; student advising; maintain an active research profile in area(s) of specialization; participate in graduate committees; participate in departmental and university service; other duties as assigned by the Chair. 

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or closely related field from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered, all requirements for the degree must be completed by Fall 2023); dissertation and publications in Composition and/or Rhetoric Studies or equivalent; evidence of potential or established record of scholarly activity in the field; demonstrated success in teaching and service; ability to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate level and graduate levels; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff and administration.

Desirable Qualifications: Any suitable combination of the following research and teaching interests: Indigenous Rhetorics; Writing Program Administration/Writing Center Studies; Public Rhetorics; Professional Writing; demonstrated ability to support the university’s mission of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Applications should be sent through Interfolio at Applicants should submit an initial letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable at time of application, however, original transcripts required upon hire). Additional material such as a writing sample and teaching portfolio may be requested.

To see the full ad go to Continuous recruitment, application review begins: November 15, 2022. 

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Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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