Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Applications for the position of Assistant Professor for the English and Modern Languages Department with specialization in border/cultural rhetorics and a strong interest in the history and theory of rhetoric are invited. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include ongoing scholarly activity and university service; responsibilities include undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching and advising in rhetoric, composition, literacy, writing in the disciplines, workplace writing, and pedagogy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or Communication or Cultural Studies or Literacy Studies (or other closely related field) from an accredited university at time of appointment; evidence of the potential for effective college or university teaching; evidence of potential to build a strong record of scholarly publication; evidence of potential to direct an internship program or large writing program.

Student Success Statement: Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and of commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Date of Appointment: The university seeks to fill this position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Application review will begin November 8, 2019, and continue until position is filled—with first consideration given to completed applications received by November 8, 2019. Early submission is encouraged. Electronic submission of all application must be submitted online via


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Please address all inquiries to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Ms. Maria J. Rodriguez
English and Modern Languages Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.3940    FAX: 909.869.4896