Asst. Professor of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, & Composition

Bristol, Bristol County
Jan 06, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Roger Williams University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to contribute to the University Writing Program and Core Curriculum as well as our new minor in Professional and Public Writing. We seek a teacher-scholar dedicated to excellence in teaching, to scholarly activity in rhetoric and composition, to ongoing curricular development and assessment, to student advising, and to department, university, and community service. Teaching load is 4/3, with opportunities for research- and service-related release.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. John Madritch
Chair of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition Search Committee
(401) 254-3802

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a curriculum vitae/resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

Priority will be given to applications received by February 8, 2014.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. with specialization in rhetoric and composition by the time of appointment, as well as a demonstrated commitment to and effectiveness in undergraduate writing instruction. Of interest are potential colleagues with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1. professional, business, grant, and/or technical writing, 2. digital composition, 3. project- and community-based learning, 4. assessment.