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Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
Requisition Number FE02089
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Department Name 8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
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Job Summary

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Areas of desired emphasis include writing studies, composition pedagogy, rhetorical theory, and cultural rhetorics, particularly African-American rhetorics, Latinx rhetorics, and indigenous rhetorics. We also encourage candidates with backgrounds in professional and technical writing and digital rhetoric, areas of research that fit within the departments overall mission and vision. Teaching load is 2/2.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is an independent department with 15 faculty members. We offer a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing, as well as a graduate certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research in rhetorical theory, technical communication, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. WRD offers faculty interdisciplinary graduate teaching opportunities, a new digital lab for research and teaching, and a teaching abroad program, along with exciting opportunities for community outreach and research. More information about our department is available at http://wrd.as.uky.edu.

The desired appointment date is August 16, 2020. A PhD is required.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) writing sample, and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Specific Request 2). As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
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Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Posted: 2019-09-11 Expires: 2019-11-13

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