Request/Posting Number 0712501
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition
Job Class # 000000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100%
Department English - 04240000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary The Department of English at Illinois State University, located in Normal, Illinois, seeks an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition for a nine-month, tenure-track position, specializing in histories of rhetoric with an emphasis on rhetorics from and of underrepresented or non-Western cultures. The selected candidate will join an internationally recognized English Studies faculty; participate in delivering well-established undergraduate and graduate concentrations in rhetoric and composition; and help to further our commitments to diverse and global perspectives on rhetoric. This appointment will carry a 2/3 teaching load. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Candidates are required to have:
- An earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field by appointment start date
- Evidence of promising scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition
- A record of successful college teaching in Rhetoric and Composition
- Oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law
We additionally welcome candidates with expertise in any of the following: Latinx rhetorics; African American rhetorics; environmental justice rhetorics; other areas of cultural rhetorics.
Illinois State University is committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants and recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply.
Additional Information: The ISU English Department emphasizes an English Studies model in its undergraduate, MA, and PhD programs, and includes scholars in the fields of Children's Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, English Education, Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies, Publishing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and Technical Communication. Our Department faculty and graduate students are a community of diverse scholars who value collaborative and interdisciplinary work. For additional information about ISU and our Department, please consult english.illinoisstate.edu.
Required Qualifications 1. An earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field by appointment start date (August 16, 2020)
2. Evidence of promising scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition
3. A record of successful college teaching in Rhetoric and Composition
4. Oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees An earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, or a closely related field by appointment start date (August 16, 2020)
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-11-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To ensure full consideration, please complete and submit electronically the standard Illinois State University faculty job application.
Additionally, please send electronically via Interfolio Faculty Search (http://apply.interfolio.com/68145) a letter of application, CV, and writing sample to Chair of Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Department of English, Illinois State University. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Interfolio by recommenders.
** Please note: Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted an application at www.jobs.ilstu.edu and uploaded all required documents to Interfolio's ByCommittee.
All application materials are due by October 15, 2019; the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Skype or phone. The successful applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States by August 16, 2020. The appointment begins August 16, 2020.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/policy/ada/.
Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Department of English:
Departmental Homepage http://English.IllinoisState.edu/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting".
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.