Tenure-track Asst. Prof of English w/ Comp/Rhet specialization

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English, beginning August 2008, with primary specialization in rhetoric and composition. The department seeks a candidate able to teach writing and rhetoric courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching responsibilities include a 4/4 load. Qualifications: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition; demonstrated scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching; excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before December 7. Please submit a letter of interest, vita, transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Dr. Joe Wilferth, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of English 2703, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment / affirmative action / Title VI & IX / section 504 / ADA / ADEA institution.

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga offers a B.A. degree in English and American Language and Literature as well as a B.A. with a concentration in Writing. Minors include Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, and Creative Writing. Additionally, we offer M.A. degrees in Literary Study, Criticism, and Research; Composition and Rhetorical Studies; and Creative Writing. With 120 majors and 30 graduate students specifically studying composition and rhetoric, we are a healthy department with approximately 25 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty, 5 of whom regularly teach our exciting array of composition and rhetoric courses. The Department website is located at: http://www.utc.edu/Academic/English

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a part of the University of Tennessee system. The University is located along the scenic Tennessee River and it is surrounded by mountains. This metropolitan campus has approximately 9,500 students drawn from both the local region and across the U.S. The Tennessee Valley region is home to dozens of art and cultural events as well as abundant outdoor activities. Information about the area surrounding UTC is located at:
http://www.outdoorchattanooga.com and http://www.chattanoogafun.com.