Monday, September 16, 2013

Looking for a job?

If you're a scholar doing work in rhetoric, writing, and digital communication, consider applying for our job. The department is outstanding, colleagues are sharp (in a good way), and it's in beautiful Austin, Texas. Any questions, shoot me an email.

The University of Texas at Austin, MLA, Rhetoric & Writing
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Closes: Oct 27, 2013
The Department of Rhetoric and Writing (DRW) at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for a tenure track position in digital rhetorics and emerging communications technologies with an emphasis on production; preference being given to those individuals at an advanced Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in rhetoric and writing or related field and demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching with a focus on the intersections of rhetoric, writing, and digital technologies. Additional interests could include technical and professional communication, new media studies, digital humanities, visual rhetorics, sound/audio studies, video or film production, or any historical or theoretical area in rhetoric or composition studies. 
The successful candidate will be expected to publish actively; teach at all levels of our curriculum; direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses; and offer service to the Department, the College, and the University. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to design and teach an array of courses that contribute to the undergraduate major in Rhetoric and Writing and the graduate concentrations in Rhetoric and Digital Literacies and Literatures -- all with the support of our nationally renowned Digital Writing and Research Lab (DWRL), which operates state of the art computer classrooms. 
The DRW boasts a dynamic, collegial, nationally and internationally recognized faculty with interests in the history, theory, and criticism of rhetoric; composition theory and pedagogy; digital writing and rhetorics; visual rhetorics; empirical research; writing in the disciplines and professions; and rhetoric and poetics. Sub-units of the DRW include the Undergraduate Writing Center and the Digital Writing and Research Lab. 
The deadline for applications is October 27, 2013; review will begin immediately. Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation abstract or book prospectus, a sample chapter or a recent publication, and a statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than one page) 
Position funding is pending budgetary approval. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.