Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric
Posting DetailsPosition Information Job TitleAssistant Professor, Writing and RhetoricJob Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications
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 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.
The University of Rhode Island is conveniently located near the state’s famous beaches, one mile from an Amtrak station connecting to Boston and New York City, 20 miles from T.F. Green International Airport, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
1. Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Communication, Writing Studies, Composition, or related field in hand by August 2020.
2. Demonstrated strong theoretical background in technical and professional communication, writing studies, and rhetoric.
3. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness in writing studies.
4. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
5. Demonstrated scholarly activity in professional and/or technical communication.
1. Demonstrated ability to lead pedagogical innovation in an undergraduate writing major and/or upper division rhetoric/composition courses.
2. Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.
3. Research program might include health communication; organizational communication; grant writing; workplace literacies; community literacy; or cultural rhetorics.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.UnionAAUP - American Assoc of Univ ProfessorsStatus Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, PermanentEnd Date of Restriction or Limitation Department Information DepartmentWriting & RhetoricContact(s)Contact EmailCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedNoExtension Contingent on Funding DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants
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
(#5) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.Posting Information Position Number109980Posting NumberF00167Posting Date10/09/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesQuicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.uri.edu/postings/6523Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing Sample
- Other Document
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Ph.D. in Technical and Professional Communication, Writing Studies, Composition, or related field in hand by August 2020?
- * Do you have demonstrated strong theoretical background in technical and professional communication, writing studies, and rhetoric?
- * Do you have demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness in writing studies?
- * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
- * Do you have demonstrated scholarly activity in professional and/or technical communication?
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Public Job Posting
- Internal Job Posting
- Agency Referral
- Personal Referral