Department of English, University of Oregon

Position ID:Oregon-English-RHET [#9856]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of English in Rhetoric and Composition
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403-1286, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Rhetoric and Composition
Appl Deadline:2017/11/30* finished (posted 2017/09/18, finished 2018/04/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The English Department at the University of Oregon seeks applicants for a tenure line open rank position in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin in Fall 2018. Ideal candidates will have solid backgrounds in the history and theory of rhetoric, argumentation studies, and writing pedagogy. They will also have interests in cultivating rhetorical capabilities in undergraduates and working with other faculty to support our programs in rhetoric and writing, including our large and diverse Composition Program; our Minor and Certificate Program in Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning; and our graduate concentration in Rhetoric and Composition. We especially encourage candidates working in global and transnational rhetorics, American ethnic rhetoric (especially Latinx rhetoric and composition), rhetoric and citizenship studies, equity and inclusion in pedagogy, argument cultures, digital rhetoric, and disability studies.

Minimum qualifications include: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field. Evidence of an active research program in Rhetoric/Composition/ Argumentation Studies with achievements appropriate to projected rank. Evidence of teaching successfully and working effectively with students from varied backgrounds. Evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level for appointment at advanced rank.

The Department of English is dedicated to building a diverse faculty and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further our goals of achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion along with a description of efforts they have made in this regard in their past activities.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation by November 30, 2017. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of English
1286 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1286

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