University Faculty Composition & Rhetoric/Technical Writing

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University Faculty Composition & Rhetoric/Technical Writing


Requisition Number: F00379P:

Job Description:
The Department of English Language and Literature at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition & Rhetoric with a secondary interest in Technical Writing. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any area of composition/rhetoric and technical writing, including but not limited to composition pedagogy, digital media, grant writing, project management, social justice, UX design, and/or writing program administration. Candidates will be expected to teach first-year courses in composition and second-year courses in technical writing. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the needs of a diverse student body in the context of an open-enrollment public university.

Job Duties:
Expectations for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in research, providing service to the department, college, and university, and a demonstrated commitment to student success.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in Composition, Rhetoric, or a related field by July 1, 2024
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness


Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications


  • Two (2) or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Experience teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments
  • Interest in writing program administration


Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/17/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2024. The teaching load is typically four (4) courses per semester. The position is salaried and includes a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Screening of applications will begin November 17, 2023. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

The Weber State University English department houses undergraduate programs in literature, creative writing, professional and technical writing, linguistics, and English education, as well as a Master of Arts program. Founded in 1889, Weber State University is located 35 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City in Ogden, Utah, which is considered the northern edge of the Salt Lake City metro area. It is an open-enrollment university with 26,000 students. Weber State and the Ogden area receive over 220 days of sunshine annually and boast a thriving arts scene, proximity to two major ski areas, and a stunning campus at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains.

The Department of English Literature and Language is committed to centering diverse identities and experiences among its faculty and curriculum, and students of all backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented and structurally marginalized groups. We seek candidates with experience supporting the learning needs of students from diverse and underserved backgrounds. Commitment to global awareness, inclusion, and equity efforts in pedagogical practices and scholarship, as well as collegial and student mentorship are desirable. Excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills are necessary.

Weber State has embarked on efforts to become an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. Interest in supporting those efforts is highly desirable.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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