Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric

Job description

Position is full-time tenure track academic year, permanent.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to be appointed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. In particular, the School is seeking a specialist in professional and/or technical communication who can contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service missions.

The Harrington School of Communication and Media is a leader in communication and media research and education. Administratively housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college at the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School is home to programs in communication studies, digital media, film/media, journalism, library and information studies, public relations, sports media and communication, and writing and rhetoric.

The ideal candidate for this position will be joining an engaging community of 65 full-time faculty, 100 part-time instructors, and 1350 undergraduate and graduate students, and will teach and work with students in our new communication and media hub.

Demonstrate both commitment and contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; teach in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric; engage in research leading to publication; participate in service activities at the department, college, school, and university levels; lead faculty development in professional and technical communication pedagogy.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00167).  Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:   (#1) Letter of application, (#2) Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of coursework taken in technical and professional communication, writing studies, and rhetoric (as one complete pdf document), (#3) “Other” – Sample course syllabus, (#4) Writing sample, and

(#5) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 8, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 13, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 13, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: F00167
Posted: 10/9/2019
Application Due: 12/8/2019
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