JOB ALERT! 2 Positions!

Open positions! See below!

  1. The English Department at Texas Christian University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition whose work focuses on community literacies (as related to “community writing,” “public writing,” and  “community-based” communications). We are looking for a colleague who challenges socially-hierarchical and institutional understandings of literacy, writing, qualitative research, and pedagogy in classrooms and communities and makes real the transformative possibilities of teaching and studying writing in community contexts. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarly engagements and praxis with community literacies intersect with one or more of the following: BIPOC and anti-racist pedagogies, anti-coloniality, environmental rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, disability justice, abolition, queer of color critique, transnational feminisms. We seek applicants with lived experiences, “community-accountable” service, and/or teaching practices critically informed by worldviews and perspectives from underrepresented groups along the axes of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability. This position is supported by the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts’ DEI initiatives.

    Candidates will be asked to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and MA theses as well as PhD dissertations, and serve on graduate student committees. The successful candidate will contribute to the dynamic graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition as well as support our undergraduate minor and major in writing. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, a competitive salary, and internal research support. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising research trajectory, evidence of successful teaching, and a profile demonstrating strong scholarly expertise and service in composition pedagogy and community literacies. 

    Review of applications will begin November 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the TCU Human Resources website at You may search for this position by entering the 6-digit requisition number or by entering the title in the search field. Complete the application, which consists of personal contact information, contact information for three references, and a voluntary survey. Then, upload 1) a letter of application, 2) a full CV, and 3) a teaching statement that addresses community literacies as well as TCU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 4) two sample syllabi for rhetoric or composition courses at the undergraduate or graduate levels. A writing sample and letters of recommendation will be requested at a later time in the process from your three references. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload their LOR on your behalf. TCU only accepts online applications and documents. For questions, please email the search chair at

  2. The Department of Literature and Languages at The University of Texas at Tyler invites
    applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Rhetoric and Writing to join the
    English faculty of literature and rhetoric/writing in fall 2024 to further develop its thriving
    English BA and MA programs. Required qualifications include PhD (by August 15, 2024) in
    Rhetoric and Writing with ability to teach a wide range of courses in the English
    program—writing with technology, data analytical report writing with visualization, multimodal
    design, composition, and occasionally, literature. Commitment to composition instruction is
    required. learning outcome assessment, and local community outreach for service learning.
    Preferred credentials include experiences in writing on the digital platform as well as familiarity
    with web development platforms, UX and UI design, and basic use of platforms of data
    visualization and analysis.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, curriculum development, research and
    publication, learning outcome assessment, and local community outreach for service learning.
    Compensation is competitive and based on credentials.

    Tyler is located 90 miles east of Dallas in the scenic Piney Woods area of East Texas. As the
    cultural center of East Texas, Tyler is a region with over one million people and boasts many
    amenities such as museums, a planetarium, a ballet, a symphony orchestra, and a renowned
    performing arts center.  One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in
    teaching, research, artistic performance and community service.  More than 80 undergraduate
    and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000
    students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
    To apply: submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, copy of transcript for the highest degree,
    contact information of three references, and any supporting documents in one file to UT Tyler
    employment portal,  Incomplete applications will not be considered. For additional information, contact department chair, Hui Wu, at or visit our
    website: Review of application begins on November 27, 2023
    and ends when the position is filled.

    This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which
    authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. The successful applicant
    must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are
    strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment
    Opportunity Employer.

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