Instructor in Rhetoric and Composition

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Faculty/Instruction
Functional Areas: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Program for Writing and Rhetoric
Requisition Number: 12365
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

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.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

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.

What You Should Know

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

What We Can Offer

We offer a starting salary of $48,000 per academic year with the possibility of additional funding through summer teaching opportunities as well as full benefits, mentoring, and travel support.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:

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

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 2 years’ experience teaching writing and rhetoric in higher education

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Resume/CV

2. Cover Letter

3. List of 3 References

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5. You will need to submit 1 reference for this position. This individual will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer





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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 10/14/2018
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