College of Arts and Sciences Department of English Language & Literature.
Assistant Professor of English (Tenure-Track), Rhetoric/Composition with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: Digital Rhetorics/Multi-Modal Composing; Technical and Professional Writing; or Medical Writing or Bioinformatics Communication. The successful candidate will join the departmental rotation to serve as director of composition and provide leadership around writing in the department and in the university. A PhD in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or closely related field is required by the time of appointment.
UMKC is an urban research university that serves a diverse student population, and the English Department has long-standing collaborations with programs in Black Studies; Latinx Studies; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The ideal candidate would be able to contribute to these programs. The department also participates in a robust interdisciplinary PhD program.
A PhD in rhetoric and composition, technical communication, or closely related field is required by the time of appointment.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, tenure-track, benefit eligible, 9-month contract to begin on September 1, 2019.
Review of applications will begin on November 26, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications are accepted via online submission only. To apply, please go to the UMKC job postings website: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Please submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a writing sample in one combined PDF document. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g. \, $, &, %).
Candidates should ask three references to send letters of recommendation directly to the UMKC English department, Attn: Audrey Lester, firstname.lastname@example.org (via email) or 5121 Rockhill Road, Cockefair Hall, 106, Kansas City, MO 64110 (via mail).
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