Faculty Position

Title of Position:
Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric and Literature

Full-time, 9-months, tenure-track

College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching writing, rhetoric and literature at the college level. Experience teaching full time is preferred. A record of strong scholarship in the candidate’s field(s) of expertise as well as demonstrated engagement in the pedagogy of writing is required. A secondary area of expertise in an area such as media studies, professional communication, digital humanities, comparative literature, multimodal literacies, social justice or cultural studies is a plus.

Education Required:
Candidate must have a doctorate or a foreign equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition, literature or related field.

The successful candidate will teach first-year and upper-level writing and other multidisciplinary humanities courses in our general education core curriculum; take a leadership role in the coordination and assessment of a required multimedia writing course; and have opportunities to develop interdisciplinary curricula in the general education core, as well as in related programs like Communication. The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester, with reductions for administrative roles.

Application Procedures:

By Nov. 1, 2017, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and a list of three references with contact information to Dr. Barbara Kimmelman, Dean, College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497. Electronic submissions accepted as a single PDF submitted to CSHLAjobs@PhilaU.edu.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus, founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 4,000 part- and full-time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and OTD). The University offers career-oriented education that blends liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists. Jefferson faculty work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment that values real-world, integrative, professional education, infused with the liberal arts. Visit http://www.eastfalls.jefferson.edu for more information.

Starting Date:
August 2018

Posting Date:
September 2017

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.