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Asst. Professor of Rhetoric and Technical and Professional Writing

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: English
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of English at Virginia Tech invites applications for an open specialization tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric and Professional & Technical Writing to begin August 2020. Responsibilities for the position includes research and publication in Rhetoric and Professional & Technical Writing; teaching in our undergraduate Professional & Technical Writing (PTW) Program and our Ph.D. program in Rhetoric & Writing (RW); serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and mentoring and advising students from diverse cultural backgrounds. We encourage candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to meaningfully contribute to social justice, equity, and inclusion efforts at Virginia Tech and in the discipline of Rhetoric & Writing and/or Technical Communication more broadly. The standard teaching load is 2/2.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in hand by 1 August 2020 in Rhetoric & Writing or a related field; the promise of significant research and publication; evidence of successful teaching; and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, including experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Publication in Rhetoric & Writing; ability to teach a variety of courses in the PTW and RW programs.


Review Date

Oct. 1, 2019

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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