Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition to begin Fall 2020. Candidates should have a record of high-quality teaching and scholarly work in rhetoric and writing studies. The preferred candidate will have research expertise in some combination of the following areas of specialization:

  • Technical communication (UX design and usability, content strategy, and/or social media)

  • Rhetoric (digital rhetorics, rhetoric of health and medicine, and/or cultural and comparative rhetorics)

  • Composition (theory and pedagogy, multimodal and/or translingual approaches)

Writing program administration or related leadership experience desirable.

The department offers doctoral and master’s degrees in the interdisciplinary Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture program and undergraduate major degrees in Scientific and Technical Communication; Communication, Culture, and Media; and English. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester. Michigan Tech has recently launched nine new and exciting initiatives that are closely associated with Humanities, including the Institute for Policy Ethics and Culture (IPEC); Diversity and Inclusion; Health and Quality of Life; Sustainability and Resilience; and Education for the 21st Century:

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Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three professional references  to:

Reference letters, writing sample, and additional materials will be requested at a later stage of the hiring process. Review of applications begins on November 22, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have or expect to receive their Ph.D. by August 1, 2020.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; additional details on dual-career exploration in our Partner Engagement Program can be found at  

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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