Assistant Professor of Medical Rhetoric or Medical Humanities (Tenure Track)

The Department of English at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities or Medical Rhetoric to begin Fall 2024. We are open to applicants from a wide array of approaches and backgrounds, including but not limited to health justice; narrative medicine; discourses of public health; rhetoric; disability studies; racial justice; and/or feminist, queer, and trans health.

This position affords researchers a unique opportunity at the intersection of an upcoming institutional merger between ODU and Eastern Virginia Medical School as well as larger regional efforts to focus on health equity for underserved residents of the area. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (3/2 teaching load), partner on interdisciplinary grants, and participate in or launch collaborative, community-based research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A completed Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric, Medical/Health Humanities, or a closely related field by July 24, 2024.
  2. A demonstrated commitment supporting and fostering diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness
  • Experience in interdisciplinary and/or community-based research
  • Knowledge and/or experience related to sponsored research and grant writing.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following to

  1. A cover letter that provides statements of teaching and research.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A writing sample (up to 25-pages).
  4. A 1-2 page statement that provides concrete examples of integration of diversity and accessibility into pedagogy and/or research. The committee hopes to learn from the diversity statement how the applicant supports and would work with diverse students, faculty and community members as an educator and researcher.
  5. Contact information for 3 references. Once your application is submitted, the application site will request confidential recommendation letters from these references.

Applications should be submitted by November 27, 2023 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

About ODU: Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia’s forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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