Assistant Professor at University of Texas-Pan American

Assistant Professor - Rhetoric And Composition

Rhetoric and Composition: Assistant Professor, tenure-track position. PhD in English or related field required by August 2008. Scholarship and/or teaching experience in literacy studies preferred. Secondary interests might include comparative or multi-cultural rhetoric, service learning, community based projects, new media, technology literacies, workplace literacies, or second language writing. The position has a 3-3 teaching load, and will initially consist of a combination of first-year composition, upper-division writing, and composition pedagogy courses, with the opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization. Position begins Fall 2008.

Applications are invited from candidates with strong records and potential as teachers and scholars. We are looking for colleagues with an interest in and enthusiasm for developing innovative curricula and projects in an institutional setting that emphasizes the intersection of scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will be able to play a key role in further developing both a first-year writing program and an MA track in rhetoric, composition, and literacy studies with emphases in pedagogy, discourse studies, and professional writing. UTPA is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application specifying the position number and a C.V that includes graduate course work to English Dept. R/C Search, c/o Dean of College of Arts and Humanities, CAS 334, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg Texas 78539-2999. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled. This position is security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code §51.215(c) and Texas Government Code §411.094(a)(2). Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory grade of 500 or greater on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
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Please feel free to contact Dr. Jonikka Charlton at, or Dr. Mark Noe, chair of the search, at, if you have any questions.