Faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition

American University of Beirut - Department of English

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of tenure-track assistant professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 15, 2018.

Research focus is open within the field but should show synergy with our programs in Language and/or Literature. We especially encourage applications from candidates engaged in multilingual, cross-cultural, or regionally relevant research (such as Arabic, Middle-Eastern, or Islamic rhetorics; transnational or comparative rhetoric; translation and rhetoric; or translingual pedagogies), and/or candidates with a command of one or more regional languages (e.g., Arabic, Persian, Turkish). The new hire will contribute to the development of an MA in Rhetoric and Composition, and to the administration and further development of the composition program and the writing center, which also offers support for a writing in the disciplines initiative.

The teaching load is 3/2 with a 50% course release for administrative appointments and generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2017.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.

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