Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English

English Department

Position: Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition for the 2013-2014 academic year, to begin 21 August 2013.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in English/American literature or Rhetoric & Composition. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching required.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: Competitive

Responsibilities: We seek a dynamic, versatile and innovative instructor to teach Basic Writing, First-Year English, Advanced Composition and other upper-level writing courses. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching developmental English, working in a Writing Center (especially administrative experience), and an interest in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing in the Disciplines. Candidates must have experience and welcome working with a diverse population.

University: UW-Whitewater is a premier public, regional university with an enrollment of over 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors, 11 master’s degree programs and one specialist degree program. It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum.

Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin, near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest. The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area. Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison, and 110 miles from Chicago.

Application: A complete application package must include:
•a letter of application
•vita including all relevant professional experience
•all graduate and undergraduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
•three (3) letters of recommendation (may be sent under separate cover)
•a statement of teaching philosophy
Only complete applications will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

All materials should be sent via e-mail and can be addressed as follows:
Mark Zunac, English Search Chair
c/o Mary Orval (
Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Heide Hall 405
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190

Review: Applications received by 7 January 2013 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise noted.

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.