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Assistant Professor of Writing - First-Year Writing

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Writing - First-Year Writing
Requisition No. 0000361
Job Description Summary:

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University seeks applicants specializing in first-year writing for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2018.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research agenda in first-year writing, teach courses in the first-year writing and undergraduate major programs, and provide service to the department. Teaching load is competitive.

We seek candidates who are committed to first-year instruction, but who also may have specializations in professional/technical writing or writing for digital media that would allow them to teach upper-level courses in our writing and rhetoric major. Candidates must demonstrate experience with, or a commitment to, diversity and inclusion.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field is required. Candidates who are “ABD” will be considered if their degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2018.

To apply, please upload a letter of application describing your teaching experience, research, and teaching interests; a detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample; diversity statement and unofficial transcripts. Three letters of recommendation are also required. Applicants will be asked for the names and email addresses of three references during the application process. References will then be contacted to upload the letter of reference directly. The online application system is available at: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/12353. Review of applications will begin in December and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Pay Basis Annually
Open Date 10/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents