Assistant Professor (English)

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The UTSA Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning in August 2020. Required qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or English (with a dissertation or publications in Rhetoric and Composition) by August 31, 2020. Preferred qualifications: 1) Areas of expertise might include one or more of the following: cultural rhetorics (such as African American, Latinx, etc.), rhetorics of health and medicine, disability studies, digital/new media, and more broadly technical and professional writing; 2) Ability to contribute to multiple degree programs, including a PhD program that offers opportunities for advanced study and research in Rhetoric and Composition. The successful candidate must demonstrate his/her ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.

A research-weighted teaching load is 2/2 in keeping with the expectation of strong ongoing research productivity and teaching excellence. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application materials must include a cover letter addressing research and teaching profile; CV; a research and teaching statement, which includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment; a list of three references and their contact information; a 20-25-page writing sample; unofficial graduate transcripts; and evidence of teaching excellence, including a succinct discussion addressing the role of diversity and inclusion. All materials must be uploaded by November 8, 2019. Electronic applications only. Applicants must submit their full application package via the UTSA STARS portal at https://jobs.utsa.edu/.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Sue Hum, sue.hum@utsa.edu, Rhetoric-Composition Search Committee Chair. Initial screening interviews will be conducted via video conference. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be qualified and eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.


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