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Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-track)

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials, accompanied by other university benefits.

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The Ohio University Department of English seeks an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition to join a cross-disciplinary community of scholars in digital media, digital rhetorics, AI-assisted tools for composition, and 21st-century pedagogy. The successful candidate will be a committed teacher and scholar of writing with a focus on one or more of the following: theory and scholarship of digital pedagogies and rhetorics; multimodal composition using digital forms; AI-augmented composition, including prompt engineering; or natural language processing.

This tenure-track position is on a full-time, nine-month contract with benefits year-round for the duration of the appointment. The teaching load is typically five courses per academic year on a semester schedule, with the potential to count graduate student and honors advising as equivalent to one course. This Assistant Professor will be expected to teach courses in digital media at the undergraduate and graduate level in the English Department. The course load may also include FYW, advanced writing, upper-division courses in writing and rhetoric, and/or other graduate courses, both in-person and online. Depending on qualifications and specific area of research, some portion of the position’s workload may be shared with one or more programs in the Scripps College of Communication, including graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and mentorship.

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, or closely related field by the start date of the position.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in teaching writing at the college level.
  • Experience working with at least some AI tools coupled with an understanding of generative AI and machine learning.

Required Documentation:  Please upload and submit the following documents when prompted:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement that includes discussion of how the applicant reaches a wide variety of student populations
  4. Research Statement
  5. A 25-page sample of academic writing. This document must be uploaded using the document type “Other”.

Additionally, you will be asked to provide contact information for 3 professional references. Applicants will be prompted to key-in contact information of their letter providers. These referees will receive an email and link inviting them to upload a recommendation letter.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2024.  To apply to this position, or for additional information, please visit:

English Department: The Department of English has 32 full-time faculty across the main campus and seven regional campuses and centers in Southern and Central Ohio. Situated within the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the students it serves in the undergraduate major, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs, and across the university in writing and humanities general education courses. To learn more about the successes of our English Department and student programs, visit;

Ohio University. Established in 1804, Ohio University is an R1 institution and the oldest public university in the state of Ohio. Our total enrollment is over 28,000 students across the state and online. About 20,000 of those students are undergraduates studying at our residential campus in Athens, a quintessential college town. The campus is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains amidst scenic state and national parks, and is 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio.

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