Arizona State University, Department of English

Position ID:ASU-English-FULLPROFDIRECTOR [#11980, Job # 12542]
Position Title: Full Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Writing Studies
Appl Deadline:2018/10/29 finished (2018/09/14, finished 2019/04/12)
Position Description:    

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Full Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (Job# 12542)
Writing Programs Director
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English at Arizona State University seeks an experienced Writing Programs administrator and accomplished scholar-teacher with an established record of outstanding scholarship and professional contributions to any area of rhetoric and composition. This is a full-time, tenured position. ASU, located within the dynamic metropolitan Phoenix area, is a Research I institution with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support, known for its innovative and entrepreneurial vision. Our English department is a large, diverse unit of faculty committed to excellence in teaching, innovative research, and community engagement. The Writing Programs, one of the largest in the country, enacts ASU’s charter of the New American University, measuring itself “not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how well they succeed”; to that end, Writing Programs invites students to compose in myriad genres and spaces, including in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

Essential Functions of the Job: 

●     Provides leadership and direction for programs in first-year composition, 200-level general studies writing, and 300-level professional and business writing for students in academic programs offered by the ASU Tempe campus.

●     Oversees curriculum development and assessment for Writing Programs.

●     Oversees recruitment, professional development, and evaluation of Writing Programs faculty.

●     Directs and provides research on Writing Programs as needed.

●     Represents interests of Writing Programs’ teachers and students to university administrators and the university community as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications: 

●     Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or a closely related field

●     Evidence of excellence in administering a writing program

●     Evidence of a compelling record of ongoing, high-quality scholarship in any area of rhetoric and composition appropriate to rank

●     Evidence of excellence in developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition 

Desired Qualifications: 

●     Evidence of potential to represent Writing Programs prominently at national conferences and in national conversations about college writing programs

●     Evidence of potential to publish scholarship on Writing Programs. 

●     Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. 

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to <> the following: (1) a cover letter outlining a research program, a teaching philosophy, and an administrative philosophy as well as evidence of excellence in administering a writing program; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample of relevant academic writing. By the application deadline, applicants must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to <>.

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Paul Kei Matsuda, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at:

Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2018.Preliminary review of completed applications will begin immediately, and may continue to take place every week thereafter until position is filled. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of English
P O Box 871401
Tempe, AZ 85287-1401

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