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Faculty Position FY14-17
September 9, 2013

Position Title
Assistant Professor of English: Rhetoric and Composition Studies

Hiring Unit
English Language and Literature

Job Description
As SIUE introduces a credit-bearing Basic Writing program to the Department of English Language and Literature, we seek a colleague with specialization in Basic Writing to contribute to the full spectrum of undergraduate writing courses and graduate seminars at the Master’s level.  Teaching assignment is 3/3.

Qualifications Required
Ph.D. required in English, rhetoric/composition studies or related field.  If Ph.D. is not completed by the beginning of the contract period, a one-year term appointment will be made at rank of Instructor.  Demonstrated scholarly promise essential.  Significant teaching preferred. 

Terms of Appointment
Tenure-track contract for academic year beginning August 16, 2014.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience and credentials.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Deadline
Preference given to applications postmarked by November 13, 2013.  Position open until filled.

Application Process
Candidates must submit a letter of application, vita and statement of teaching philosophy either through Interfolio or by mail to:

     Search Committee Rhetoric/Composition
     Department of English
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Campus Box 1431G
     Edwardsville IL 62026-1431

Candidates who advance to the second round will be asked for a writing sample, letters of recommendation and transcripts.  Interviews will be held at the MLA Convention.


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