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PhD in English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or related fields; an active research profile in rhetoric and writing, demonstrated writing program administration and a minimum of three years of teaching excellence required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching load is 3/3, with additional reassigned time for administrative leadership in the program. Faculty are expected to publish at least 2 articles (or equivalent) every 3 years, and participate in committee work and related service activities.
The Rhetoric and Writing Studies Program, housed within Appalachian State University's Department of English, invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of assistant, advanced assistant, or associate professor. We seek candidates with experience in writing program administration. Additional areas of desired emphasis include writing studies, composition pedagogy, assessment, professional and technical writing, digital rhetorics and new media, and/or rhetorical theory. As a recipient of the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, the program seeks candidates with an interest in innovative curriculum development who can complement existing expertise and serve the program's overall mission and vision at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.