Assistant Professor at Oakland University

The Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Journalism in the College of Arts & Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2008 for the Rhetoric and Writing Studies program. The successful candidate will teach business writing, professional/technical writing, and first-year composition; will develop and teach courses for our proposed major in Rhetoric and Writing; and will pursue an active research agenda. Expected teaching assignment is 3/2.

A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition by August 15, 2008 and demonstrated excellence in teaching writing on the post-secondary level are required. Preferred: experience teaching with new technologies. Additional areas of interest might include: rhetoric and new media, undergraduate curriculum development, WAC/WID, or assessment.

Application Information: Submit letter of application indicating research and teaching interests, detailed CV, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Send all materials to: Rhetoric Search Committee, Department of Rhetoric, Communication & Journalism, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4492. Review of applications will begin in November and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 5, 2007. MLA interviews probable.

Compensation: Oakland University offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including University contribution to TIAA/CREF, and medical and dental insurance.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in the arts, humanities, languages, literature, laboratory and mathematical sciences, and the social sciences, including women’s studies. The college has 3300 undergraduate students, and 220 graduate students in masters and Ph.D. degree programs. The college’s 200 plus full-time faculty have an outstanding record of achievement in research, scholarship and creative endeavors and earn over $2 million annually from external sources.

Oakland University is one of the 15 state-supported universities of Michigan. With over 16,000 students, it offers a wide range of majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, and Nursing. See our web page at

Locale: Rochester, Michigan is located twenty-five miles north of downtown Detroit in Oakland County. With a population of 75,000 residents and the characteristics of a small town, Rochester provides an excellent family environment. The Detroit metropolitan area has a population of over 3,000,000 residents and offers a wide diversity of cultural, sports, and entertainment activities.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

If you have questions, please send inquiries to either co-chair of the search committee:

Marshall Kitchens

Greg Giberson