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Assistant/Associate Professor in Composition/Literacy Studies

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
Reading and Literacy

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: As determined by department/chair.

Rank: Open Rank

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in writing and rhetoric. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field. Potential areas of specialization include (but are not limited to): public writing, multilingual/translingual writing, transnational literacies, literacy and learning research, research in writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, writing in the disciplines, and professional and technical writing pedagogy.

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is a freestanding academic unit at Syracuse, with a nationally recognized faculty and course offerings ranging from first-year writing to a Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. Our department is also home to a growing major, a minor in Writing and Rhetoric, and a minor in Professional and Technical Writing.


Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field.

Job Specific Qualifications

The successful candidate will share the College's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy and be prepared to join an active research faculty who teach undergraduate and graduate courses and mentor doctoral students. They will demonstrate a promising research trajectory (established, in the case of advanced candidates) and evidence of teaching excellence.


The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a strong track record of scholarly achievement and teaching excellence and will join an active research faculty, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and will engage in department leadership opportunities.


Application Instructions


Interested candidates must complete a brief online faculty application and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement that details your incorporation of the principles of diversity in your teaching, research, and service, and the names/email addresses for three (3) professional references who will be sent a link to upload a confidential letter of recommendation. Three unique Interfolio email links to your recommender's letters may be substituted for the recommender's direct email addresses.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Consideration: 10/15/2022

Job Category: Faculty

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