Assistant Professor - Department of English

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Assistant Professor - Department of English

610 Strode Tower - Clemson University
Open Date:
Sep 9, 2019
Close Date:
Nov 1, 2019

Clemson University's English Department seeks an outstanding scholar and teacher at the assistant professor rank in Rhetoric/Composition with a specialization in Disability Rhetorics. Possible areas of emphasis: critical disability theory, queer and/or crip theory, rhetorics of disability justice, accessibility and universal design, poetics, new media, professional communication, technical communication. The successful candidate will collaborate with current faculty to enhance well-established curricular and institutional programs, including a robust English major at the BA level, MA programs in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media (MAWRM) and English (MAE), as well as an interdisciplinary PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID).

Clemson is an R-I land grant institution located in upstate South Carolina—a global university with a mission to serve the diverse communities of our state. In 2016 Clemson inaugurated Clemson Forward, a strategic plan to strengthen its research profile, diversity, and workplace quality of life. The English Department has taken a leading role in pursuing these goals by confronting legacies of political violence and nurturing traditions of intellectual invention and survival on our campus. For this reason, the search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an understanding of the experience of those under-represented in higher education.


Candidates must have a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or a related field.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at a cover letter, curriculum vitae and full contact information for three (3) references for full consideration.

For further inquiries, applicants should be directed to the Department Chair, Cynthia Haynes ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair for the Department of English at 801 Strode Tower, Clemson SC 29634.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019. However, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 9/25/2019
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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