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Visiting Assistant Professor--Rhetoric and Composition

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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor--Rhetoric and Composition
Department English
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number TBD
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

The Visiting Assistant Professor position is a full-time (nine-month), non-tenure track faculty position beginning August 2017 with the possibility of renewal up to two years.

The visiting faculty member will teach courses in digital and visual rhetoric, multimodal composition, document design, rhetoric and technology, online and digital pedagogy, first-year writing courses, and/or related subjects.

This position reports to the Chair of the Department of English.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the visiting faculty member are as follows:
• Teach twelve (12) course hours per semester;
• Provide support to students through office hours;
• Offer one or two professional development opportunities to members of the department;
• Attend regularly scheduled department meetings and retreats;
• Participate in the work of the Writing Instruction Program including curriculum design, student learning outcomes and assessment of outcomes, and creating and assessing program goals.


The successful candidate will have a
• PhD or ABD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, Writing, or a closely related field.
• Strong background in and evidence of teaching digital and visual rhetoric, rhetorical theory, document design, rhetoric and technology, and composition.
• Experience teaching writing in digital or online environments is desired, as a commitment to intercultural competence and inclusive excellence.

Minimum Education ABD
Preferred Education Ph.D

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017F253
Job Open Date 06/29/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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