Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

The University of Houston’s English department is seeking an Advanced Assistant Tenure Track hire with a primary specialization in Rhetoric and Composition and secondary specialization in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a closely related area. We are seeking a candidate who specializes in Translingual Rhetorics; Cultural Rhetorics; Transcultural, Decolonial, or Global Rhetorics. The candidate should also have graduate-level training in applied linguistics, including but not limited to sociolinguistics, World/Global Englishes, TESOL, pedagogical English grammar and usage, or similar areas of scholarly study. The successful candidate will have a strong, developing research profile, with an established publication record; they will also have evidence of effective teaching, with possible nods to classes with community-based research, digital platforms, or innovative pedagogical designs.


The University of Houston is the premier, tier-one public doctoral institution in the nation’s fourth largest city and has one of the most diverse student bodies among research-one universities. The Department of English is a large, dynamic department offering the M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature; the M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing; a doctoral concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy; and graduate certificates in Empire Studies, Teaching of English as an Additional Language, and Translation Studies. At the undergraduate level, we offer a concentration in Applied Linguistics and a soon-to-be-approved minor in Writing Studies. In addition to the English Department’s strengths, we house the Language and Culture Center, which provides intensive language instruction for international students and offers a rich laboratory for faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars' research and teaching interests.


Please submit an application package via the University of Houston TELEO website. Complete application packages should include the following items: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; two scholarly publication samples; three confidential letters of recommendation; and evidence of effective teaching (a summary of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a teaching philosophy). Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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