Assistant Professor of English Digital Rhetoric

The University of Oregon’s Department of English invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric to begin on September 16, 2024. The successful candidate will have a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Communications, or a related interdisciplinary field. The new faculty member will join an energetic intellectual community with an established reputation in Rhetoric and Composition and emerging strengths in Digital Humanities.
Research agendas might include:

• Digital folklore and storytelling; social media; virality; conspiracy theories; digital poetics
• Intersections of Feminist, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, disability, and/or queer and trans digital rhetorics, ethics, and justice
• Digital cultural rhetorics; participatory culture; political and/or activist discourse digital environments
• Rhetorics of data and information sciences; data visualization; rhetorics of technology; quantification; critical code studies; networked rhetorics; machine learning and algorithmic culture
• Embodied and cyborg rhetorics; posthuman and other-than-human rhetorics; AI rhetorics
• Digital pedagogies; information literacies; multimodal composition; new media writing and rhetoric
• Immersion, interaction, and play; ludology; digital games

The new specialist in Digital Rhetoric will help strengthen and expand the English Department’s core commitment to the teaching of writing, both in the English Department’s undergraduate degree programs, which include the interdisciplinary minor in Writing, Speaking, and Critical Reasoning, and the Composition Program’s leadership of writing across the curriculum through its introductory writing sequence. The candidate will teach undergraduate ENG classes at the lower and upper divisions; a list of ENG classes is available here, and classes could include ENG 200, 209, 250, 330, 335, 413, 420, 470, 486M, 491, 492, 493, and 494. The candidate will also teach graduate-level courses for the structured emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, a core part of the English department’s Ph.D. curriculum, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the transdisciplinary graduate New Media and Culture Certificate

We seek candidates who can build on UO’s excellence in digital humanities research methodologies and expand the study of twenty-first-century rhetorics on our campus.

We actively welcome applicants from communities historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in the academy.

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