Assistant Professor, Writing & Rhetoric/Natural Resources Science

Job description

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

The University of Rhode Island seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to be jointly appointed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric in the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Natural Resources Sciences in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. Specifically, we are seeking a specialist in science writing who can contribute to URI’s interdisciplinary research, teaching, and science communication missions.

Demonstrate both commitment and contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; engage in research leading to publication and external funding; teach in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and in the Department of Natural Resources Science; support interdisciplinary science writing and science communication/public engagement initiatives at URI; and participate in service activities at the department, school, college, and university levels.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00168).  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 writing, composition, 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 15, 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: F00168
Posted: 10/9/2019
Application Due: 12/8/2019
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