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Department is Hiring Two Tenure-Track Faculty

Assistant Professor of Writing. The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill two (9-month) tenure-track positions beginning August 6, 2019. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional or Technical Communication, Writing, English, or closely related field is required. ABD will be considered for a two-year contract with provision that a Ph.D. must be completed by December 2020. Candidates should have experience and/or interest teaching several of the following: web content strategy, professional/technical writing, business communication, user experience, digital rhetoric, or visual rhetoric. One of the candidates will teach our web writing module. Candidates should also demonstrate an active research agenda. 

All candidates will be expected to perform up to department and university expectations in the areas of teaching, scholarly activity, and service. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits).

Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a CV, cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to conduct online interviews with selected candidates and then bring finalists to campus. GVSU is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777

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