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Associate/Full Professor, Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies

The University of Connecticut’s Department of English invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies.

Writing Studies is a growing and vibrant field in UConn’s English Department, one that includes the Aetna Endowed Chair in Writing; a new curriculum underway in First-Year Writing; a robust Writing Center; strong, statewide connections across writing programs at 5 UConn campuses (Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury); a dedicated committee on undergraduate writing instruction; the long-standing Connecticut Writing Project; and an expansive Early College Education (ECE) dual-credit writing network. We have a dynamic Ph.D. program in English, with graduate students involved in writing program administration and research. The English Department engages with interdisciplinary programs across campus including the Africana Studies Institute, American Studies, the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, El Instituto, the Human Rights Institute, Judaic Studies, Medieval Studies, and the Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, among others. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of scholars and students.

We invite applicants who specialize in any area of Writing Studies. We are especially interested in those with research activity in digital writing, professional writing, and/or environmental rhetorics. This faculty member will work with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to support our writing programs and curriculum. The candidate will participate in a rotation of faculty who assume Directorship of First-Year Writing at the Storrs campus for 3-5 years at a time.

For details and to apply, visit to be directed to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following:
• A letter of application no more than 3 single-spaced pages that addresses: overall qualifications; current and future research agendas; teaching philosophy and markers of excellence; and relevant administrative and leadership experience.
• Commitment to diversity statement (including how you invite broad participation, integrate multicultural experiences in your pedagogy and research to meet the needs of diverse learners and learning styles, etc.)
• A curriculum vitae.
• Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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