University Human Resource Services

Assistant Professor/Rhetoric and Composition, Department of English

Tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014, with specialization in at least two of the following areas:  visual rhetoric, digital literacies, emerging media, digital archives, information literacies, technical and professional communication, multimodal text production, digital research methodologies, or related areas. 

Responsibilities:  keeping abreast of relevant scholarly developments and incorporating them into teaching; engaging in scholarly research, publication, and professional development in rhetoric and composition sufficient to attain and maintain graduate faculty status; actively contributing to the intellectual and professional life of the Department of English, the university and surrounding community; participating in administrative service as suited to rank and experience.  

Minimum qualifications:  earned doctorate with emphasis in rhetoric, composition, and/or technical/professional communication by August 1, 2014; record of scholarship in any of the following areas:  visual rhetoric, digital literacies, emerging media, digital archives, information literacies, technical and professional communication, multimodal text production, digital research methodologies, or related areas; record of effective college teaching (at least six semesters).  

Preferred qualifications:  graduate teaching experience in rhetoric and composition; experience collaborating with academic, corporate, and community partners on the use of emerging media; experience in grant writing, internship coordination, interdisciplinary work, course development in professional writing and/or emerging media; record of effective instruction in hybrid or fully online courses.

Send letter of application featuring evidence of scholarship and effective teaching, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract/prospectus or statement of current research, graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three references to:  engsearch@bsu.edu or to 

Rhetoric/Composition Search Committee 
Department of English 
Ball State University 
Muncie, IN  47306  
Fax:  765-285-3765  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.  

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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