Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Colgate University

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Writing and Rhetoric-AP [#8068]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: Rhetoric
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/22, finished 2017/03/01)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2017. The department seeks a colleague prepared to contribute to its ongoing development of a program in rhetorical studies. Required qualifications: PhD required in Rhetoric and Composition or Rhetoric and Communications; university-level teaching experience in first-year writing. Specialties include transcultural rhetoric, comparative rhetoric, and/or global rhetorics. Secondary specialties include ethnic studies in fields such as African or African Diasporic Rhetorics, Asian Rhetorics, Latin American Rhetorics, and/or Native American Rhetorics. We are also interested in a scholar whose work transcends traditional boundaries and who views the blurring of cultural borders as critical to an understanding of contemporary rhetoric. Research interest in multilingual/translingual writing, transcultural literacy, and/or global civil discourses is desirable, and experience with or interest in employing new pedagogical technologies would be welcomed. Teaching responsibilities: five courses per year, including introductory writing as well as intermediate or advanced courses in writing and rhetoric. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Colgate University is a highly selective, undergraduate, liberal arts college with competitive salaries and benefits. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

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Hamilton, NY 13346

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