Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Rhetoric & Composition 2020-2021 advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Contents

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

Even better, add yourself to the Writing Studies Tree, which is specific to our field(s)!

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Auburn University (Main Campus, USA: AL): Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, with specialization in Writing Program Administration. [edit | edit source]

Review of applications begins 23 October 2020. TT. FT. AU Job Posting. Updates: References Contacted 11/10/20. Interviews scheduled 11/17.[edit | edit source]

Auburn University at Montgomery (USA: AL). Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 1 November 2020. TT. FT. Ad on AUM website. Updates: First Interview Request (11/9); campus visit scheduled mid-December.

Boston College (USA: MA). Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 December 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad. Updates: Any updates?

Brandeis University (USA: MA). Lecturer, University Writing Program: Business, Technical, and/or Science Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 1 December 2020. NT. FT. Ad on Brandeis website. Updates: Rejection received (12/18); Zoom interview scheduled (12/20) x2; Virtual visit scheduled (1/8)

Brandeis University (USA: MA). Lecturer, University Writing Program: Writing with Quantitative Data[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 1 December 2020. NT. FT. Ad on Brandeis website. Updates:

California State University - Dominguez Hills (USA:CA). Director of the Writing Center & Instructional Faculty, English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 October 2020. TT. FT. Ad on CSUDH jobs page Updates: Rejected, no interview (11/13), First interview request (12/2)

Carleton University (Canada: Ottawa)- Assistant Professor – Linguistics and Language Studies (Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies)[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 December, 2020 Job Ad Updates:

Chapman University (USA: CA). Assistant Professor of English, African American/African Diasporic Rhetorics and/or Asian/Asian-American Rhetorics and/or Indigenous/Native American Rhetorics and/or Latinx Rhetorics and/or Muslim Rhetorics.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 November 2020. TT. FT. Job Announcement on Chapman website. Updates: Acknowledgments sent (11/17); additional materials requested (11/23); video interview scheduled (12/18); Rejection received (01/06)

rejection received?? do you mean rejection after video interviews or additional material requests?

^I'm not the original poster, but I received a rejection on the 5th with no prior requests for materials or an interview, if that helps.

Thanks!

Dixie State University (USA: UT). Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric & Composition, Department of English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 19 October 2020. TT. FT. School Jobs Posting. Updates: First interview request (November 2 2020); virtual campus visit (11/30-12/4); rejection received (12/11); post-campus-visit rejection (12/14)

Eastern Illinois University (USA: IL). Assistant Professor of English[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 November 2020. TT. FT. Job Posting. Updates: First interview request (12/11); Second round interview request (01/13)

Francis Marion University (USA:VA). Assistant Professor of English - Technical and Professional Communication.[edit | edit source]

https://joblist.mla.org/job-details/2707/assistant-professor-of-english-technical-and-professional-communication-21-04-/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

No deadline.

This is Chris Washington. I am on the search committee. Please apply NOW.

Chris Washington again. I want to only say if you intend to apply for this position please do so ASAP. Thank you.

Updates: Additional materials requested + first interview request (12/10)

George Mason University (USA:VA). Assistant Professor of English - Professional and Technical Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 9 October 2020. TT. FT. Apply at GMU HR portal  Updates: additional materials requested (October 16 2020) x4, First interview request (December 8 2020) x3,

Any updates on campus visit offers?

I haven't heard anything yet either, and I've also been wondering...maybe all the upheaval with holidays/DC has put them behind?


High Point University (USA: NC). Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 20 November 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad. Updates: Additional materials requested (12/3); First interview request (12/22); First interviews took place week of 1/5. (Virtual) campus visit scheduled 1/18, x2

Indiana University - South Bend (USA:IN). Visiting Assistant Professor, Rhetoric / Composition, Business Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 22 July 2020. NTT. FT. Ad on Higher Ed Jobs Updates:

Muhlenberg College (USA: PA). Writing Program Director and Assistant/Associate Professor of English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 23 November 2020. TT. FT. Job Posting. Updates:

Saint Francis University (USA: PA). Assistant Professor, English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job Posting. Updates: First interview request (1/4) x2

Simon Fraser University (CAN: BC). Assistant Professor, Media, Communication, and Public Engagement.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job Posting. Updates: 

Southern University at New Orleans (USA: LA). Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies and/or Composition and Rhetoric.[edit | edit source]

Deadline 1 October 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad.  Updates:

Texas A&M University-Commerce (USA: TX). Assistant Professor, English.[edit | edit source]

Concentration in professional/public rhetoric (technical/professional writing) with experience in writing center administration. Deadline: Unclear. TT. FT (9-month appointment and the possibility of teaching during the summer). Apply through employment portal. Updates: Phone Interview Scheduled (12/17) x5

UMass Boston-TT Assistant Professor in R/C and WC Director (USA:MA). Assistant Professor of English.[edit | edit source]

Research areas are open within writing studies, composition and rhetoric, and/or writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines. 

Deadline: 15 November 2020. TT.Job Posting . Updates: Received rejection email (11/30) x2, Received rejection email (12/1) x2, First Interview Request (12/2) x2.

Any updates on this position after first interviews?

1/1: Virtual visit scheduled

University of British Columbia (Canada: Vancouver, BC). Two Assistant Professors, Writing Studies – School of Journalism, Writing, and Media.[edit | edit source]

Specializations in one or more of the following areas: rhetorical genre studies; genres in the public sphere, including counter-public genres; ideologies of language; anti-racist and decolonial writing pedagogies; research methods for inquiring into current questions about public debate, privacy, and publicity; multimodal writing; digital and social media rhetoric; knowledge-making, knowledge-translation, and knowledge-mobilization Deadline: 16 November 2020. TT. FT. Apply through employment portal.  Updates: interview request (December 22, 2020).

University of Connecticut (USA: CT): Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Writing emphasis[edit | edit source]

Deadline: Nov 30, 2020 for full consideration TT. FT. Job ad: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17213

Request for interview (12/23)

any word yet after the video interview?

University of Notre Dame (USA: IN). Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 November 2020. NT. FT. Job Ad. Updates:

University of Texas El Paso (USA:TX). Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies.[edit | edit source]

Preferred areas of expertise include technical writing, user experience, digital/visual rhetorics, and multilingualism/translingualism, with priority given to applicants with experience in border rhetorics and anti-racist pedagogy. Deadline: 15 October 2020. TT. FT. Apply at HR Site  Updates: References contacted and video interview scheduled (November 10, 2020). Rejection received (Jan 14). Any further update?

University of Toronto Mississauga (Canada: Mississauga, ON): Three Assistant Professors (Teaching Stream), Writing Studies in Higher Education, The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 5 November 2020. Teaching Track. FT. Apply through HR Site. Updates: Rejection received (12/23). Virtual campus visit requested (12/23).

University of Toronto Mississauga (Canada: Mississauga, ON): Two Assistant Professors (Tenure Track), Writing Studies in Higher Education, The Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 5 November 2020. TT. FT. Apply through HR Site. Updates: Rejection received (12/23) X 3. Virtual campus visit requested (12/23).

University of Toronto Mississauga (Canada: Mississauga, ON): Associate Professor, Writing Studies in Higher Education, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 5 November 2020. TT. FT. Apply through HR Site. Updates:

University of Victoria (Canada: Victoria, BC): Assistant Teaching Professor, Academic and Technical Writing, Academic and Technical Writing Program, Faculty of Humanities[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 December 2020. TT. FT. https://www.uvic.ca/faculty-staff/careers/faculty-and-librarian-postings/current/hums_250_079.php. Updates:

Virginia Military Institute (USA:VA). Assistant Professor of English, Composition & Rhetoric.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 September 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad MLA Updates: Virtual campus visits held

West Chester University (USA: PA). Assistant Professor of English, Journalism.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 20 December 2020. TT. FT. Apply through HR Site.

West Virgina University (USA: W.Va). Assistant or Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition -The Department of English[edit | edit source]

Will serve as the department's Undergraduate Writing Coordinator starting August 2021. Deadline: 30 October 2020. Implied to be TT + FT but not explicitly stated. Apply through HR Site. Updates: Received rejection email (11/23) x6. Rejection after additional materials sent (12/21)

West Virginia University (USA: W.Va). Gaziano Family Legacy Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Studies - The Department of English[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 16 November 2020. TT. FT. Apply through HR Site. Updates: request for additional materials (12/17).

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Bluefield State College (Bluefield, WV, USA). TT Instructor/Assistant Professor of English with specialization in composition and developmental/transitional studies English. Deadline Jan. 31st for full consideration. https://bluefieldstate.edu/sites/default/files/userfiles/hr/jva/jva2020-28.pdf[edit | edit source]

Columbia College (USA: SC). Assistant Professor of English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 15 January 2021. TT. FT. Job Posting. Updates:

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM, USA). TT Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: January 8. TT. FT. http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/40001

Norwich University (USA: VT). Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Writing.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 8 January 2021. NT. FT. Job Posting. Updates:

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA, USA). Director of the SU Press/Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Publishing and Media Entrepreneurship.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: January 4. TT. FT. https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2126

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX, USA). TT Assistant Professor of English and Instructional Assistant Professor of English - both with primary specialization in technical/professional communication.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: January 22. TT. FT: https://apply.interfolio.com/80875 -- NTT:https://apply.interfolio.com/81111

Wake Forest University. (USA: NC). Assistant Teaching Professor.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 31 January 2021. NT. FT. Job Posting.

•Applied 1x

Xavier University (USA: OH). Teaching Professor of English.[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 5 January 2021. NT. FT. Job Posting.

Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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