Two Assistant/Associate Professor positions at the University of Virginia

The Department of English at the University of Virginia invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin July 2018:

Primary expertise in Public and Professional Writing. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching explore one or more of the following areas of study: public rhetoric, professional writing, community literacy, or public speaking.

Primary expertise in Digital Writing and Rhetoric. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching explore visual rhetoric and the relationship between text and image.

Candidates should provide evidence of a strong research profile and have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or a related field by the time of appointment.

Candidates appointed to these positions will teach two courses per semester and participate in a growing Academic and Professional Writing Program housed within the English Department. Teaching will include first-year and advanced writing courses, along with opportunities to teach and mentor graduate students. Ideally, colleagues in these positions will contribute to the development of two initiatives we plan to launch next year: an undergraduate certificate in Public and Professional Writing and a concentration in the Teaching of Literature and Writing in our MA program.

For full job posting details and to apply, please visit: Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with the names of three references, a writing sample, and teaching materials from two courses (upload to Statement of Teaching Philosophy).

To apply for the position in Public and Professional Writing search job posting 0622047.

To apply for the position in Digital Writing and Rhetoric search for job posting 0622046.

Review of applications will begin December 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. We will notify by the end of December those applicants we’ve selected for Skype interviews.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.