Skip to Main Content

Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
Requisition Number FE01158
Working Title
Department Name 8E700: Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

Ph.D.

Required Related Experience

n/a

Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a

Job Summary

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Areas of desired emphasis include cultural rhetorics, particularly African-American rhetoric, Latino/Hispanic rhetoric, Native American rhetoric and indigenous rhetorics. We are also interested in candidates with backgrounds in professional and technical writing, digital rhetoric, and composition pedagogy, areas of research that fit within the department’s overall mission and vision.

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD) is an independent department with 14 faculty members. We offer a BA/BS in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing. Our dynamic faculty teach and research rhetorical theory, professional writing, public rhetorics, digital rhetorics, cultural rhetorics and ethnic studies, and more. WRD offers faculty interdisciplinary graduate teaching opportunities, is building a new digital lab for research and teaching, and offers exciting opportunities for community outreach and research. More information about our department is available at http://wrd.as.uky.edu.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1), and 4) writing sample. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents