Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis in technical and professional writing. Preference will be given to candidates who have a robust secondary focus in rhetoric and composition, business writing, writing for the sciences, or linguistics. Experience with online education and technical writing curriculum development is strongly preferred. ABD considered. PhD required at the time of appointment. 


The English Department and College of Arts and Sciences are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. The Department is thus especially interested in candidates whose background and experiences are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusion in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


The ideal candidate will also 

  1. be an inventive, dedicated teacher of composition;
  2. have a record of publication and an active scholarly agenda;
  3. have an awareness of and interest in the educational mission of Jesuit higher education.


Teaching load is 3/3. Service expectations include serving on university committees, advising students, and directing senior thesis projects. Position begins August 2020.


Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The position offers a full benefits package. Please submit applications by December 1, 2019. Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to the Chair of English, Jason Arthur ( (No application can be accepted via this e‑mail address.) Questions about submitting applications through our online system can call our Human Resources office at 816-501-4835 for assistance. To apply, please visit our online application system and submit an application letter, statement of teaching philosophy and CV. Candidates with whom preliminary interviews will be scheduled will be asked to provide the search committee with a writing sample, sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

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