Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4559213
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Professional Writing and Rhetoric English
Location: Waco,TX Open Date: Sep 01, 2023 Deadline: Nov 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: The Professional Writing and Rhetoric Program in the Department of English at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. We welcome applications from candidates with any specialization in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, including but not limited to writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, digital rhetorics and multimodal writing, environmental rhetoric and science writing, indigenous rhetorics, cultural rhetorics, grant and nonprofit writing, public rhetorics and community writing, rhetoric of health and medicine, writing assessment, technical communication, multilingual writing, editing and publishing, Latinx rhetorics, or visual rhetorics.
Teaching will include undergraduate rhetoric and writing courses in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric major, with the possibility of teaching courses in Rhetoric and Composition in the graduate program in English Literature and courses in the First-Year Writing Program. Candidates should demonstrate a well-defined and productive research agenda, teaching excellence, and a willingness to serve the department, university, and profession. The ability to seek external funding is strongly encouraged to support research. WPA experience is desired. Because Baylor is a Christian university, candidates should also demonstrate a faith commitment and an active spiritual life. The position offers generous benefits in a rapidly growing town with beautiful parks and a thriving business district.
About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or related discipline in hand by August 1, 2024.
Evidence of a productive research agenda in rhetoric and composition/writing studies.
Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience in rhetoric and composition/writing studies or related area.
Experience teaching advanced writing and rhetoric courses is desired but not required.
Please submit by November 1, 2023, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (including the official transcript for the Ph.D. or highest degree earned), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a statement about faith commitment. The faith commitment statement is a brief description of your past or current involvement in a faith community and your desire to participate in a faith community while serving as a faculty member at Baylor.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.