Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Composition

The English Department of the University of North Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in 2020.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in Composition/Rhetoric or English with the dissertation in Composition.  We are interested in a candidate who can add to our established undergraduate concentration in Professional Writing and assist in our MA in Writing.  Preferred areas of specialization include multimodal writing and diverse approaches to the theory and practice of teaching Composition.  We welcome candidates with secondary expertise/interest in one or more of the following areas: technical writing, document design, and/or publishing. Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential are required as well as a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.  Duties will include a 3/3 full time load of teaching courses such as the Instruction of Composition, with primary responsibility for the mentoring and training of graduate teaching assistants, in addition to advising, scholarship, and service, and other duties as designated by the Department Chair. 

Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama.  Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.

PhD in Composition/Rhetoric or English with the dissertation in Composition, in hand by the time of appointment, is required.   Teaching experience and evidence of publication or scholarly potential, required.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5306. Applications will only be accepted online.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Transcripts and three letters of reference are also required, but may be submitted at a later date.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will cause a delay in response.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

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