JOB: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Rhetoric & Writing at SDSU

As circulated by the Department of Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University:

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University seeks applicants for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall Semester, 2018. Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or comparable area is required.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity for scholarly research and publication and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching electronic and digital rhetoric. Desirable areas of teaching experience include multimodal literacies, multimodal composition, professional communication, social media, digital humanities, content management, and visual and information design.

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies is a freestanding academic unit within the College of Arts and Letters comprised of collegial, nationally and internationally recognized faculty with interests in literacy and the teaching of writing, rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric, and professional and public discourse. (Please see the department website at: The department also participates in San Diego State’s Digital Humanities Initiative, which researches digital culture and provides a regional hub for strategic innovation and collaboration. The university recently defined the initiative as an area of excellence, committing resources and funding to digital humanities work at San Diego State University.

San Diego State University, an R2 institution and the flagship of the Cal State system, sponsors the second highest number of Fulbright Scholars in California. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  

To see the full job go to Applicants must apply via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews via Skype or Zoom.  

For questions, please contact Chris Werry at

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