Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Program:

The PWR is the largest instructional program at CU Boulder with campus-wide responsibilities for undergraduate writing and rhetoric. Our faculty are rostered in Arts and Sciences and are recognized through numerous awards for their commitment to diversity and inclusion, multi-modal composing, sustainability, service-learning and outreach, creative non-fiction, and residential learning communities. These awards include 4C's excellence, Colorado Campus Compact, campus and regional sustainability, the Chancellor's award for Diversity and many others.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) is hiring for multiple positions at the rank of Instructor in Rhetoric and Composition. In particular, we seek faculty with interdisciplinary research interests who can teach upper-level writing courses for students across the curriculum. Such interests may include but are not limited to: professional and technical communication; race and critical literacies; visual and information studies; and environmental studies as well as more general areas of interest such as writing in the natural or social sciences. A secondary interest in community writing or innovative digital pedagogy is desirable.

Instructors hold nine-month appointments and contribute service to the unit and campus. They regularly teach a 4-4 load of lower- and upper-division courses each year with enrollments capped at 19. Instructors hold renewable, multi-year positions with the expectation of long-term professional commitments to teaching. We offer a competitive starting salary with the possibility of additional funding through summer teaching opportunities as well as full benefits, mentoring, and travel support.

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Please submit an application letter, CV, contact information for three references, and teaching philosophy to CU Careers. To ensure full consideration, submit these materials by January 15, 2017.


Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or related fields with a clear emphasis on teaching excellence and student composing and engagement.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are hiring for August 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

4. Teaching and Curriculum Philosophy

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10723 - Pgm for Writing and Rhetoric

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 24, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: John Ackerman

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00729642


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