Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric

Greensboro, NC
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 13901

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or advanced assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 1, 2017. The position described below is one of two positions we hope to fill. If applying for this position, please reference the "Digital Rhetoric" position in your letter of application.

Digital Rhetoric, with desirable research and/or teaching interests in digital composing and design, social justice / social movement rhetoric, or race, transnational, or cultural studies.

All applicants should show evidence of a strong independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. The successful applicant for this position will teach courses in rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate and graduate level, will advise undergraduates and contribute to the supervision of M.A. and Ph.D. students, and will pursue research related to the applicant's area of specialization.

We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages, a 2/2 teaching load for research-active faculty who contribute to the graduate program, and opportunities to develop research agendas, participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations, including working with the University's Digital ACT Studio, and teach in a department committed to equity, access, and excellence.

UNCG is a doctoral granting university with a professionally active English department and flourishing graduate programs. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool. We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity. The city of Greensboro offers an affordable, superior quality of life, with numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related discipline by August 1, 2017.
Candidates who have prior experience at the Assistant Professor level will have the opportunity to discuss an accelerated timeline toward tenure prior to appointment

Preferred Qualifications

Training, experience, or interest in digital writing and design technology.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications for the Digital Rhetoric position should be received by November 1, 2016. We will continue to accept and consider applications until the position has been filled.

Applicants must apply electronically to this posting in order to be considered, along with a cover letter, a CV, a statement of your research program, a writing sample, and a teaching statement.

Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system. This is the applicant's only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.

More information may be obtained from Professor Stephen Yarbrough, Chair of the Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee (email:

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Org #-Department English - 12207

Job Open Date 10/04/2016

For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2016

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample(s)
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents
  2. Other Documents 2
  3. Other Documents 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at



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