Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, to start August 2020 and be part of the faculty who provide general education and upper-division writing courses to a campus of 5,000 students. The campus also offers minors in technical writing and general writing; a Bachelor of Humanities in English; other undergraduate degrees in Communications, Humanities, and American Studies; and graduate degrees in Humanities, Communications, and American Studies. The program seeks candidates with teaching-research areas in rhetoric and composition. Teaching assignments will include general education writing courses for first-year students (including Honors composition and may also include courses for English language learners) and 200-level general education writing courses intended for all majors. Candidates may also be asked to teach graduate writing seminars in Humanities or Communications, as well as possible cross-listed courses in American Studies. Candidates might also offer pedagogy courses to English/Secondary Education majors. Research areas may include rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, visual rhetoric, secondary education writing pedagogy, ESL and ELL, and interdisciplinary general education topics, such as the rhetoric of science or business and professional rhetoric. For additional information about the English program, see Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in rhetoric and composition, and a commitment to university service and public outreach; advising and mentoring experience preferred. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field required. Ph.D. must be completed by the time of application. Campus Information: Penn State Harrisburg is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide as an integral part of The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Harrisburg's expanding and multicultural campus is located in Middletown, PA and is a student-centered campus of approximately 5,000 students and is located in Pennsylvania's state capital region near the Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. It is within a two to three-hour drive to metropolitan areas such as Baltimore (MD), Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia (PA). Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates must electronically submit a cover letter that includes a brief teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references with names and contact information (phone, email), and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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