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

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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:[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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

Deadline: 1 November 2020. Job Posting. Updates:

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:

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:

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:

University of Connecticut (USA:CT). Visiting Assistant Professor, First-Year Writing. [edit | edit source]

Deadline: 8 August 2020. NTT. FT. Job Ad MLA 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:

University of Toronto Missisauga (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:

University of Toronto Missisauga (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:

University of Toronto Missisauga (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:

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

Deadline: 15 September 2020. TT. FT. Job Ad MLA Updates:

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:

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:

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

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

Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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