Pending budgetary approval, the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh anticipates a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our program in Composition, Literacy, Pedagogy, and Rhetoric with a specialty in specialty in digital research and pedagogy, to begin August 2015.
Interest in digital research and pedagogy has attracted some of our strongest doctoral students in composition and our best MFA students in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We are particularly interested in combining digital work with pedagogy, literacy, theory, creative making, or cultural criticism.
Our program--Composition, Literacy, Pedagogy, Rhetoric--seeks a colleague who can teach a range of courses in the graduate and undergraduate curriculum and join a core faculty with a distinguished record of work in composition and pedagogy (with interests in the history and theory of literacy and instruction, rhetoric and poetics, digital media, and the relationship of reading to writing). Our program has cultivated interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to the field of composition with a strong commitment to its integration into English Studies. We will be looking for colleagues who would find these commitments, interests, and affiliations congenial and bring to the department strong research projects and pedagogical practices that will enrich and transform them.
PhD required by September 2015. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service.
To apply, please visit interfolio, and supply the following materials by October 31, 2014.
1) Cover letter
3) Names of three references
Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Vancouver in January.
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