Two Positions in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Program Administration: Open Rank and Assistant Professor
We invite applications for two full-time, tenured/tenure-track positions to begin August 2012:
•Open-rank (Associate or Full Professor) tenured senior position
•Tenure-track junior position at the Assistant Professor level (probationary appointment leading to tenure)
Responsibilities: Both senior and junior candidates will teach graduate and undergraduate classes in composition and rhetoric; maintain an active research agenda; advise students and serve on exam and dissertation committees; and participate in general program-building efforts. Both candidates will actively participate in and within two years the senior candidate will lead writing program administration efforts (FYW and other general-education writing courses, professional-writing undergraduate major, WAC/WID, and M.A. and PhD program).
Minimum qualifications: Both senior and junior candidates must have PhD. in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field (junior candidates may have PhD in progress at time of application but must be awarded by August 2012); four years of post-secondary teaching experience; evidence of promising plan of scholarly research leading to publication (Junior candidates: 1 or more articles/chapters in field; Senior candidates: 4 or more articles/chapters in field or book with major press).
Assistant Professor candidates must have experience teaching professional writing. Senior position candidates must have significant experience administering a postsecondary writing program: at least three years administering or co-administering a college writing program.
Preferred qualifications: Both senior and junior candidates should have a broad range of experiences, interests, and areas of expertise and who are eager to help build and administer a vibrant writing program and graduate (MA and PhD) program in rhetoric and writing; demonstrated record of leadership in college writing programs; record of publication in rhetoric and composition or associated areas; other areas of interest and experience should include at least two of the following: professional and technical writing, multilingual writers, writing center theory and practice, digital rhetoric, history of rhetoric and composition, online instruction, writing across the curriculum, preparing graduate teaching assistants and peer tutors, service learning, internships, and other community engagement programs.
Submit application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and writing sample to UNMJobs (http://www.unm.edu/jobs/) and refer to:
•Open Rank position: Posting # 0813295
•Assistant Professor: Posting # 0813297
In addition to the above, please arrange for three letters of reference to be delivered electronically or by print via USPS: electronically submitted letters or instructions
for retrieving them should be sent to email@example.com with the word “References” in the subject line; print letters should be sent to:
Charles Paine, Professor, Chair of Search Committee,
c/o Dylan Gauntt,
English, UNM, MSC03
2170, University of New Mexico,
For inquiries about the posting process, please email
For best consideration, complete application materials must be received by November 18, 2011. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the best consideration date, but positions will remain open until filled.
Qualified applicants from all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The
University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our
campuses, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through
their teaching, research, and service. The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
This position is contingent upon financial budgetaryapproval.