Writing Studies- Associate Professor-Design and Emerging Writing Technologies

The Department of Writing Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami invites applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure-eligible Associate Professor or tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2024. We seek a colleague with scholarly expertise in rhetoric, writing technologies, and design (broadly understood), and candidates with interest and/or experience in writing program administration are also encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from candidates who would like to work collaboratively on course offerings through curriculum design and program development. 

The Department of Writing Studies is the twenty-first department in the College of Arts and Sciences and was approved by the University of Miami Board of Trustees in January 2022. In addition to housing the first-year writing program, the department offers courses in professional writing, leadership and innovation, science writing, legal writing, and civic and community engagement. The department recently launched a Minor in Professional Writing and oversees the University’s Writing Center. 


  • Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric, Technical and Professional Communication, or closely related field, in hand by August 15, 2024 
  • A robust research agenda in writing studies 
  • Evidence of equitable and inclusive teaching excellence at the college level, especially with diverse student populations 
  • A publication record commensurate with rank 

About UM 

The University of Miami is one of America's top research universities located in one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world. More than 19,000 students from around the world are pursuing their academic goals at the University of Miami, a vibrant and diverse community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. 

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, the University now comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs. With more than $413 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually, the University of Miami is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).  

Application Materials 

Applicants must submit their application materials to the University of Miami’s Career Opportunities website, located at: https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/index.html  

Please upload the following under CV/Resume as a single PDF document: 

  • CV 
  • Cover letter 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Statement of commitment to diversity 
  • Research statement 

Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to blauren@miami.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position(s) are filled.   

Inquiries and requests for information about this search can be sent to the search chair Ben Lauren at blauren@miami.edu.   

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click, https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html, for additional information.

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