Assistant Professor of English in Composition Studies
- Utah State University
- Location details
- Logan, UT
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Composition and rhetoric
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
Assistant Professor of English in Composition Studies
Requisition ID: 2023-7135
# of Openings: 1
Position Type: Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification: Faculty
College: College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
The Department of English at Utah State University seeks applications for an academic-year, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Composition Studies, with a specialization in emerging writing technologies, including generative AI. Preferred secondary areas also include a broad interest in multimodal and/or digital writing, as well as a clear commitment to ethical inquiry, social justice, student equity, and critical pedagogies. Preference will be given to candidates committed to antiracist principles in teaching and whose work contributes to the department's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The applicant is required to have a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition or a related field, along with a strong teaching record and potential for publication. This is a teaching-intensive position with a teaching load of three courses per semester (3/3); the candidate will also engage in research as their secondary area.
These courses will be based on the Logan campus, in Northern Utah's scenic Cache Valley. The position begins in August 2024.
The successful applicant will teach introductory and intermediate composition courses; develop and offer courses in other areas of the undergraduate curriculum; teach and mentor graduate students in the Literature, Culture, and Composition graduate program; and contribute across all programs to the department’s scholarly and pedagogical interests in AI and other emerging writing technologies.
- Applicants must have earned a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field and must have fulfilled their degree requirements by August 1, 2024.
- Must have a proven record of effective and innovative teaching of first-year composition. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in emerging technologies, multimodal writing, and/or digital rhetorics, as well as clear commitments to teaching first-year composition.
- Must be able to demonstrate potential for research in the discipline.
Review of applications begins November 13, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. Required materials:
- CV (to be uploaded to the applicant profile).
- Cover letter
- Names and email addresses of three references. If your candidacy advances to the next round of review, your references will be sent an email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation.
Candidates advancing to the next round will be asked to provide a philosophy of teaching, and a writing sample.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
Utah State University actively pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially for historically marginalized groups and individuals, through education, research, creative activity, and collaboration. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, creative work, and pedagogy on social justice issues within both historic and contemporary timeframes. Beyond Composition, Department of English programs include Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Folklore, and American Studies.
For further information about the Department of English, see english.usu.edu
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.
As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.
Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU.
The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or email@example.com.
About the Region
U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.
To apply, visit https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/7135/assistant-professor-of-english-in-composition-studies/job?in_iframe=1
Notice of Non-discrimination
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