Assistant/Associate Professor in Public and Professional Writing

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Public and Professional Writing

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of English

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-02-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of English at the University Virginia invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Public and Professional Writing. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2018. In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

The candidate appointed to this position will teach two courses per semester and participate in a growing Academic and Professional Writing Program housed within the English Department. Teaching will include first-year and advanced writing courses, along with opportunities to teach and mentor graduate students. Ideally, colleagues in these positions will contribute to the development of two initiatives we plan to launch next year: an undergraduate certificate in Public and Professional Writing and a concentration in Literary and Writing Pedagogy in our MA program.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a relevant field at the time of appointment in July 2018. Preferred qualifications include applicants whose research and teaching explore one or more of the following areas of study: public rhetoric, professional writing, community literacy, or public speaking.

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. We will notify by December 13, 2017 those applicants we have selected for Skype interviews the following week.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0622047 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with the names of three references, a writing sample, and teaching materials from two courses (upload to Statement of Teaching Philosophy).

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Stacey Trader,

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Jim Seitz,

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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