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Assistant Professor of English (#83614) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences; general funds; full-time, tenure-track; nine-month appointment to begin August 2013, pending position clearance and funding.


The successful candidate will develop and teach nine credits per semester primarily in 200-level introductory rhetoric courses aimed at non-English majors, and in ENG100. Secondarily, the candidate will teach upper-division courses for English majors. The 200-level courses will likely offer an even balance of rhetorical theory and practice, and aim at teaching students to successfully recognize, and participate in, a variety of discourse communities. The candidate will also be expected to maintain an active research agenda, and to participate actively in department and university service.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in English from an accredited university specializing in rhetoric and composition. Documented active research agenda. Strong background in writing across the curriculum, and in writing assessment. Documented experience teaching courses populated mainly by students of diverse backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience teaching a range of upper-division advanced rhetoric courses. Research specialization in writing instruction for students of diverse backgrounds. A strong background in poetry, with experience teaching poetry workshops.

Pay Range

Minimum annual salary $60,000.

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include a cover letter explaining how minimum and desirable qualifications are met, letters of recommendation from at least three references, contact information for at least three references, official transcripts (copies are acceptable for application; originals will be required for employment), and a current CV. All application materials must be postmarked by December 19, 2012, whereupon they become the property of the university. Except for the recommendation letters, all applications must be composed and prepared in their entirety and sent in hard-copy form by the applicant. Applications prepared and distributed by some other service will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be considered. APPLICATION ADDRESS: Rhetoric Search, Department of English, Humanities Division, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo HI 96720

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Mark Panek; (808) 974-7476;

Please refer to position #83614 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Closing date for applications is December 19, 2012

Important Information

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