Assistant Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Assistant Professor of English (Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy)

IU School of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


BEGINNING DATE:   August 1, 2010

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:  (Distinguish between required and preferred.)

  Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric required by August 1, 2010                 

EXPERIENCE:  (Distinguish between required and preferred.)

Required:  research specialization in composition and rhetoric with expertise in digital rhetoric or digital literacies

Preferred:  evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly, publishable work



The English Department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in composition and rhetoric, to begin August 1, 2010. We are seeking a candidate whose research and teaching interests focus on digital rhetoric or digital literacies and who will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate concentration in writing and literacy, as well as our first-year writing program.


Additional research and/or teaching interests related to one or more of the following areas are welcome: business and professional writing; science writing; service learning; writing assessment; writing across the curriculum (WAC); writing in the disciplines (WID). Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric must be completed by August 1, 2010.


The department offers an MA in English, three graduate certificates (Teaching Writing, Professional and Scholarly Editing, and TESOL), and an undergraduate certificate in Technical Communication.  We host the Journal of Teaching Writing and a site of the National Writing Project. Located in downtown Indianapolis, IUPUI has over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 15% students of color.


Review of applications will begin January 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.  Final position offer is contingent upon the continued availability of funding.  Send letter of application with comments on teaching experience and research agenda, CV, three letters of reference, graduate transcripts, and one recent research writing sample, either by e-mail to, or by regular mail to:

Prof. Steve Fox

Search Committee

IUPUI Department of English

425 University Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Fox,, or Prof. Kim Brian Lovejoy, We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden the academic experience and reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution M/F/D.