Assistant or Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

The University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition: Entry-Level Writing. We are seeking teachers/scholars with ongoing research in basic writing, writing assessment, and/or writing program administration (WPA). Interest in and potential to administer an entry-level writing program is required. Knowledge of first-year composition programs and multilingual writers (ESL) is beneficial. The successful candidate may teach basic writing, first-year composition, ESL writing, upper-level undergraduate writing courses, and/or graduate courses in the theory and pedagogy. The appointee is expected to have a strong research plan and teaching record. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field must be in hand prior to the first day of classes, September 19, 2017. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level.

The successful candidate will join an independent writing program at a top-flight research university with an established emphasis on writing in the disciplines and professions, as well as a diverse student population. The university’s commitment to writing in the disciplines, as represented by the University Writing Program, has been recognized as “stellar” by US News and World Report in its Best Colleges annual. The University Writing Program (UWP) publishes the journal Writing on the Edge. Located in Northern California’s Central Valley, adjacent to Sacramento and within easy driving distance of the Bay Area and the Sierra, UC Davis offers a superb, diverse environment for teaching and research.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, one publication or professional paper, and the contact information for four (4) references through the online application form found at:

For full consideration applications should be received by November 18, 2016. The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.


Davis, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Including a statement of research and teaching interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.


4 references required (contact information only)