Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Writing Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Writing Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition.

Primary responsibilities include teaching a full range of composition courses as well as courses in the interdisciplinary general education program. Other responsibilities include advising students and working with faculty colleagues on program development and assessment.

All tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching; 2) academic advising and program development; 3) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; and 4) institutional and/or community service.

A Ph.D. in either Rhetoric and Composition or in English with a specialization in rhetoric or composition at the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will offer previous experience in any combination of the following: assessment, writing across the curriculum, grant writing, teaching of philosophy, visual rhetoric and/or new media; teaching argument, and teaching business or science writing. Evidence of an on-going program of scholarly activity in the field of rhetoric and composition is also required.

Contact Person:
Contact the Chair, Dr. Kate Mele, at kmele@rwu.edu for further information.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should send: 1) letter of intent including a statement of teaching philosophy; 2) a current vitae; 3) copy of transcripts; 4) three letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Human Resources (indicate relevant appointment and reference number), Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2921. Applications may also be submitted electronically to human_resources@rwu.edu.

"Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations."