St Edwards University
  • English Writing
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Professor
Writing and Rhetoric, Professional Writing
Department of Literature, Writing and Rhetoric
School of Arts and Humanities

St. Edward's University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric. This faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses in the undergraduate Writing and Rhetoric major, especially courses exploring diverse communities' theories and practices of professional writing and writing in the digital age. Additional teaching could include special topics courses and first- and second-year writing courses in the general education writing program.


Full-time nine-month teaching responsibilities (4 courses per semester). Teaching responsibilities include Writing in the Digital Age (the introductory course in the Writing and Rhetoric major); upper-division professional writing requirements and electives such as Workplace Writing, Technical Writing, and Content and Social Media; special topics courses; and first- and second-year writing courses in the general education program as needed. Teaching will emphasize writing for diverse audiences and a range of traditional, non-traditional, and emerging rhetorics.

Responsible for university service including departmental, School of Arts and Humanities, and university projects, events, and committee assignments, especially those associated with the Writing and Rhetoric program. Fulfillment of other required faculty responsibilities, including annual professional development and scholarship, as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

PhD in Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field. Demonstration of effective teaching in relevant courses.
Demonstrated ability to engage students in a diverse range of theories and practices of digital writing and workplace writing. Demonstrated participation in the scholarship of professional writing, general education writing, and/or writing and digital technologies. Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis and values orientation. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin November 15. Apply via Applicant Pro, attaching a CV and letter of intent with the application. Letter of intent should indicate how the applicant will contribute to a diverse scholarly and teaching community for a diverse student body.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18113
Posted: 10/2/2018

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