Assistant/Associate Professor - 009911

Arts & Sciences

The Department of English at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition at the rank of assistant or associate professor to start July 1, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a faculty member committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and academic service. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program and teach a 3/3 course load at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the opportunity to build the program and develop additional courses in areas of special need or interest.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or directly related field, evidence of at least two years of successful teaching, scholarly publication or promise, and an interest in writing program administration and assessment are required. We are seeking candidates specializing in contemporary rhetorics of resistance, especially critical rhetorics of race. In addition to teaching established undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition and critical theory, we seek a candidate looking to develop courses in their area of specialization.

Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be considered. To ensure full consideration, please send only a letter of application and CV as PDF files to James Burniston at Full dossiers will be requested at a later stage in the search. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA or by video-conference.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Rhetoric and Composition Program, the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: