Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Boston, Suffolk County / Dorchester, Suffolk County / Uphams Corner, Suffolk County
Mar 07, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Tenure track position, beginning September 1, 2014, for a specialist in Rhetoric and Composition. Strong candidates will be gifted teachers and promising scholars with theorized pedagogies and specific research goals; they should also possess academic training and interest in writing program administration as the position includes directing the first-year writing program within a few years of joining us. Given the diverse student body at UMass Boston, an understanding of English composition in the context of multilingualism will be highly valued. Teaching includes undergraduate and graduate courses with opportunities to design new courses and to direct the teaching of a small cohort of MA students on the composition track. Teaching load is 2/2 with reductions for program administration. Please describe additional areas of expertise in your letter of application. UMass Boston is a lively urban research university with a large and dynamic undergraduate English major, over 100 English master’s students, an MFA program for fiction and poetry, and the most diverse student body in New England. The first-year writing program serves most of the entering students across the university and reflects the multicultural nature of the institution as a whole. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or related field (candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2014). Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, CV, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages online. Dossiers of letters of recommendation must be emailed directly to to the attention of Prof. Cheryl Nixon, Chair, Department of English.