Assistant Professor Rhetoric and Composition

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The Department of English at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2024. Candidates must have teaching and research interests in Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates working in professional writing, digital rhetoric/composition and/or emerging technologies, history of rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, multilingual literacies will be given special consideration. The hired candidate will teach on the Boca Raton campus. We seek a candidate who will balance high-quality  scholarship, excellence in teaching, and committed service. Faculty typically teach a 3-2 course schedule. Faculty teach and mentor graduate students enrolled in the department's Master’s Degree programs in English and Creative Writing as well as the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Ph. D. program.

Further information about the Department can be found at:

 Summary of Responsibilities:

  • The new hire will be responsible to the Chair of English
  • Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.
  • Responsible for academic advising and related activities.
  • The new hire may represent the department, college, and/or university, on college, university and/or Statewide committees.
  • The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Ph. D program in Comparative Studies.
  • The new hire may contribute to the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.
  • The new faculty member may also collaborate with interdisciplinary programs on campus such as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
  • The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the Study of the Americas Initiative.

The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field, at the time of appointment.



Commensurate with Experience.


College or Department:

College of Arts and Letters



Boca Raton


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Application Deadline: 



Special Instructions to Applicant: 

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. 

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. 

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant. 

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

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