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Assistant Professor - Writing and Digital Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Apply now Job no: 493220
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Summary: The Department of Writing and the Digital Studies Minor seeks to fill a (9-month) jointly appointed tenure-track position beginning August 6, 2020.

Required Qualifications and Education:
• 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 2021.
• Candidates must have teaching and/or research experience in business/professional communication and digital rhetoric.
• Candidates should also demonstrate an active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
• Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital gaming literacies and teaching online.
• Others areas of interest include one or more of the following: digital ethics, digital cultures, web writing, and/or social media. Candidates should also demonstrate an active research agenda.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
• The typical teaching load is three courses per semester split between the Department of Writing and the Digital Studies Minor. For administrative purposes, the Department of Writing is the home unit.
• All candidates will be expected to meet university expectations in the areas of teaching, scholarly activity, and service.

Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications (includes health and retirement benefits).

Department/Division: Department of Writing /College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Digital Studies Minor /Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Campus: Allendale, Pew, and/or Muskegon

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. We plan to conduct online interviews with selected candidates and then bring finalists to campus.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application allows you to attach these documents electronically. The application requires you to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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