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Assistant Professor in Professional and Technical Writing

The Writing Program at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, specializing in Professional and Technical Writing, to begin in the fall semester of 2009. The following areas of secondary interest/specialization are also welcome: environmental rhetorics, medical rhetorics, rhetorics of science, and/or technology studies.

The Writing Program is a freestanding unit at Syracuse, with a nationally recognized faculty and course offerings ranging from first-year writing to its Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. As of Fall 2008, the Writing Program is also home to a Major and Minor in Writing and Rhetoric. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate scholarly promise and teaching excellence and will join an active research faculty, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, provide curricular leadership for our professional writing course offerings, and help us develop undergraduate internships and partnerships with local businesses and industries. That candidate should have PhD in hand by August of 2009.

Applicants must complete a confidential, online summary at and upload a letter of application and CV (including the names of at least 3 references). We encourage prospective applicants to visit our website,, and to contact the Search Committee Chair, Collin Brooke (cbrooke at with any questions. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates--women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.



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