Assistant Professor ~ Rhetoric and Composition

Rochester, New York
Sep 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The English and Communication Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will teach courses in written and visual rhetoric and our two-course sequence in first-year composition (expository writing; argument and research). Experience with teaching rhetoric courses is preferred.

The ideal candidate also will be capable of developing and teaching literature classes that explore literary study from a culturally diverse lens or perspective for our college-wide core curriculum. The selected individual will be required to teach 3-4 undergraduate courses each semester, engage in scholarly activity, participate in academic advisement, and contribute to departmental and college service.

A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or English (preferably with a concentration in rhetoric and composition and ability to teach literature) is required. ABD candidates will be considered.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE