Ad published in the Chronicle (10.2.13)
The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition at the level of advanced-assistant or associate professor. We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in Writing Program Administration and at least one of the following: feminist theory, sexuality studies, critical race theory, video gaming, and/or new media studies. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related area required. Teaching load is 2-2, comprised of a graduate practicum in the teaching of composition, and other graduate and undergraduate rhetoric and writing courses. Applicants are expected to contribute to program administration, and all faculty members in English are expected to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Starting date for this position is August 18, 2014.
Applicants must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/22339: a complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a 20-25 page writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressing research and teaching strengths. Review of applications begins on November 4, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews at MLA.
Inquiries should be directed to Professor Janet Alsup, Associate Head of the Department of English: email@example.com. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Purdue has a thriving scholarly community in support of PhD students in Rhetoric and Composition and has an established PhD curriculum for the study of Writing Program Administration. At the graduate level we also have coordinated study in Public Rhetoric; in Digital Rhetoric and Writing; and in Professional and Technical Writing. Our faculty members contribute to the work of the writing programs by supervising the various writing programs, administering the Writing Lab (which runs several WAC outreaches), and teaching practicums for new teachers of writing courses. At the undergraduate level we have a major in Professional Writing and are currently developing an interdisciplinary minor in gaming.