Visiting Assistant Professor in English (Rhetoric)

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full time academic professional track (non-tenure) Visiting Assistant Professor in English (Rhetoric) to teach at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center in McAllen, Texas for the 2023-2024 academic year, with possibility of renewal. The start date for this position is August 1, 2023;  classes will begin on August 21, 2023.  

This is a non-tenured appointment with a 3/3 teaching load consisting of undergraduate courses in professional/technical communication and composition.  We seek a specialist in composition studies, technical communication, and/or writing pedagogy.  The ideal candidate’s teaching and research interests will be relevant to the rhetorical situation and pedagogical needs of STEM students and/or students at Hispanic-serving institutions, and will have experience in both face-to-face and online instruction and a commitment to using and contributing to the development of Open Educational Resources. 

English faculty at the Higher Education Center in McAllen provides writing instruction for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in agriculture, science, engineering, education and public health.  The successful candidate would be expected to work collaboratively with writing studies coordinators and faculty at in the English department at the College Station campus to ensure alignment with course objectives, to develop or refine course syllabi and materials in relation to the specific needs and interests of McAllen students, with the possibility of engaging in collaborative research and pedagogical projects.

The Higher Education Center at McAllen is part of Texas A&M University, a Hispanic-serving and a First-Gen Forward institution committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces excellence.  The McAllen campus offers students and faculty a small college experience while also being part of the larger Texas A&M University academic community. 


The position requires a PhD in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric or a related field with a specialization in rhetoric, writing, or technical/professional communication and relevant teaching experience.

 Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online in PDF or Word format at (

Applicants must include

a cover letter

a detailed curriculum vitae

a personal statement of the applicant’s plans for teaching and research (2 page limit)

three recommendation letters that address the applicant’s teaching and research

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded by May 30, 2023.

Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Maura Ives, at Interviews will take place through the Zoom platform. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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