Assistant Professor of English: New Media and Digital Writing

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of assistant professor of English specializing in new media and digital writing, beginning August 15, 2011. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric, composition, technical or professional writing, or a closely related field; evidence of strong potential for professional development as a scholar; evidence of potential for successful university teaching; the ability to contribute to diversity initiatives in our curriculum. The Department of English is developing a proposed Ph.D. in Writing and Language, and currently participates in a doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is also developing Ph.D. programs in Translation and Global Studies. The department, with 36 tenure-line faculty, more than 400 majors and 90 graduate students, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with area emphases in Rhetoric/Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Linguistics, Literature, Children’s Literature, and Creative Writing. The teaching load for tenure-track faculty in the first six years is 2/2; in subsequent years it is set in relation to research productivity. UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The department’s multicultural policy is available at: For consideration, apply online at with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, electronic transcript, and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. The letter should address the contributions the candidate could make to: the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Rhetoric/Writing, the Literacy Education strand of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, the Ph.D.-in-development in Writing and Language, as well as diversity initiatives in these programs’ curricula. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional application materials, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, may be requested of finalists. We will conduct preliminary telephone interviews with follow-up interviews at the MLA convention. Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Greg Wickliff – Applicants are subject to criminal background checks.