Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. 

The English Department of the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The person appointed to this position will direct the Academic Writing Program, which oversees the first-year composition course, housed in the Department of English. An appointee who has recently completed the PhD might not be asked immediately to serve as Director; however, a five-year commitment directing AWP will be expected for this position. Especially welcome are candidates with specialties in Composition Studies, Rhetorical Pedagogies, Digital Studies, Literacy Studies, or Writing Program Administration, and candidates are expected to have some administrative experience. Besides administration, the appointee will offer undergraduate and graduate courses on a reduced teaching load.

The English Department also oversees the Professional Writing Program and the Writing Center. The writing programs are supported by a departmental Writing Committee, and the department provides exceptional collegial support. The University of Maryland is located on the outskirts of Washington, DC, offering its faculty access to impressive library and archival facilities.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field by July 1, 2014, and have demonstrated scholarly promise.  To assure consideration, please submit letter of application and C.V. by November 1, 2013. Application and materials must be submitted online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/21380.  You can alternatively search and apply for position number 103953.

The University of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.


Questions about available positions may be directed to Kevin Remmell, Director of Operations, at remmell@umd.edu.