Position: Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Community-Based/Interdisciplinary Writing

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Community-Based/Interdisciplinary

The University of Rhode Island has an opening for a tenure-track academic year
appointment of an Assistant Professor for July 1, 2011.

Basic Function/Responsibilities: Teach 9 credit hours per semester in the
Department of Writing & Rhetoric, engage in research leading to publication,
and participate in service and outreach activities. Courses will include
first-year writing and other general education offerings, upper-level courses
in the Writing & Rhetoric major, and graduate courses for the specialization
in Rhetoric & Composition.

Required Qualifications:  Earned Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Literacy, English,
Communication or related fields with a specialization in Rhetoric and
Composition, in hand by August 2011.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness and
scholarly activity also required.  Must have a strong background in rhetoric
plus social and/or cultural theories. Must also have research or teaching
interests in community literacy, community service writing, and/or
interdisciplinary writing.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with community organizations, social
justice and diversity, environmental sustainability, grant writing, public
writing, legal writing, or public policy.

Review of resumes will begin on October 8, 2010, and will continue until the
position is filled.  Visit https://jobs.uri.edu   for complete details about the
position and instructions for online applications.  Refer to Posting#
(6000256).  Only online applications will be accepted and will require three
(3) documents in pdf format as attachments only: A Cover Letter, CV, and Other
Document to be (one sample of recent scholarly writing).  Also, please send by
email or postal mail three (3) letters of professional recommendation, one (1)
course syllabus, and a copy of unofficial transcripts to: WRT@etal.uri.edu, or
mail to: Donna Hayden, Writing & Rhetoric Dept, Rm#319 Roosevelt Hall, 90
Lower College Road, URI, Kingston, RI 02881.   URI is an AA/EEO employer and
values diversity.   URI is an E-Verify employer.

The University of Rhode Island is a premier learner-centered research
university, located minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. We are a land grant, sea
grant, and urban grant institution. The Department of Writing & Rhetoric is
housed in the Harrington School of Communication & Media, within the College
of Arts & Sciences. For more information on our Department, please visit:
www.uri.edu/artsci/writing .

Libby Miles, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Writing & Rhetoric
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881