Assistant Professor- Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Category: Liberal Arts
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 24, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-08
Position ID: 137272
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is
increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000
students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation
in their families to attend college.
The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and
research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual
education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration,
environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and
international trade and commerce.
The Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of
the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local
El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest-
running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival,
art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals.
UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner
theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries,
and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics
at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center,
Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest
University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to
the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and
the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
The Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso invites
applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Rhetoric and
Writing Studies to begin Fall 2022. Preferred areas of expertise include
Global Rhetoric and Visual Rhetoric with priority given to applicants with
experience in border, non-western, and/or cultural rhetorics, social justice
approaches to research and teaching, and anti-racist pedagogy. We seek a
colleague who will work with the intellectual interests of our burgeoning
population of international students in the RWS PhD program and build on the
department's traditional strengths in Borderlands Rhetoric. The successful
candidate will join a Rhetoric and Writing Studies program that, in addition
to First Year Writing, includes a new Bilingual Professional Writing
Certificate Program, an undergraduate Rhetoric and Writing Studies minor, a
newly proposed undergraduate major in Technical Writing and User-Experience, a
graduate Technical and Professional Writing Certificate Program, as well as
master's and PhD programs in Rhetoric and Writing Studies.
A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or a
closely related field required at the time of appointment.
A demonstrated commitment to teaching and research excellence
Evidence of scholarship in the area(s) of Global Rhetoric and Visual
Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at
El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working
environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures
the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who
share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran
status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision
of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the
basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free
from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of
1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an
incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at
email@example.com, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly
Hall, Room 312.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities,
please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching
philosophy statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the
position is filled. For information on the position, please contact Dr. Lauren
Rosenberg, Chair of Search Committee, email@example.com.