Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Areas of desired emphasis include cultural rhetorics, particularly African-American rhetoric, Latino/Hispanic rhetoric, Native American rhetoric and indigenous rhetorics. We are also interested in candidates with backgrounds in professional and technical writing, digital rhetoric, and composition pedagogy, areas of research that fit within the department's overall mission and vision.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is an independent department with 14 faculty members. We offer a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research rhetorical theory, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. WRD offers faculty interdisciplinary graduate teaching opportunities, is building a new digital lab for research and teaching, and offers exciting opportunities for community outreach and research. More information about our department is available at http://wrd.as.uky.edu.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), and 4) writing sample. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.




Job Title
Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Requisition Number
FE01158

Working Title


Department Name
8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

Ph.D.



Required Related Experience

n/a



Required License/ Registration/Certification

n/a



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Open Untill Filled
Yes

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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents

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