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University of Colorado Assistant Professor in Boulder, Colorado

Assistant Professor

Requisition Number:

20686

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

30-Nov-2019

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Job Summary

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a beginning or advanced tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cultural Rhetoric to begin August 2020. A specialty is desired in critical approaches to race, ethnicity, culture, embodiment, and/or decolonialism, borders, and migration. A PhD in Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or closely related field is required. PWR welcomes a candidate who will contribute to the ongoing development of the WRITE Lab (writing, rhetoric, information, technology, and ecology), a practice-based research and pedagogy space that asks what it means to write in the 21st century, a question informed by Cultural Rhetoric. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching and research excellence as well as a strong interest in dynamic writing program administration, curricular development, and program-building. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2020.

Who We Are

The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is an active community of teachers and scholars committed to making writing central to the undergraduate education of our students. We are an autonomous unit in the College of Arts and Sciences responsible for campus-wide writing instruction. A nationally recognized writing program, we have won prestigious awards in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, service learning, and writing program administration. Our faculty, both the four TTT faculty and the forty instructor-rank faculty, are well versed in writing theory and pedagogy.

The site of scholarly research in the PWR is the W.R.I.T.E. Lab. It is a space for exploring the question of what it means to write in the 21st-century. Research in the W.R.I.T.E. Lab is accomplished through innovative, interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of writing, rhetoric, information, technology, and ecology. In theory and method, we work to disclose how various modes of composing and performance engender identities, informatics, publics, policies, literacies, civic participation, and cultural activities in local and globalized settings.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The ideal candidate for this position would strengthen PWR’s current research profile and curricular offerings through participation in the W.R.I.T.E. Lab. As a contributing and valued member of W.R.I.T.E. Lab, the new member would help establish the research parameters of the Lab, help develop its national profile, identify researchers and mentors from around the country to collaborate with in their own research and teaching.

What You Should Know

The position is rostered in the PWR, and affiliated with a cognate unit to be determined by the candidates’ research and teaching interests. The annual teaching load is 2/2, with significant time off in the first four years to develop a research agenda.

What We Can Offer

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D. in hand by August 2020

  • Specialty in critical approaches to race, ethnicity, culture, embodiment, and/or decolonialism, borders, and migration

  • An active research profile

  • A strong interest in dynamic writing program administration, curricular development, and program-building

What You Will Need

  • A collaborative approach to research and teaching.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Research Philosophy

  • Diversity and Inclusion statement

  • You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

  • A PDF sample of work will be requested at a later time.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application materials are accepted electronically via CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: John Ackerman

Posting Contact Email: john.ackerman@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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