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Associate Professor of Writing Studies


The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenured appointment in
the field of Writing Studies to begin in September 2019. This is a university-year appointment.
The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the English Department Writing Program
for at least one five-year term. We seek applicants with significant experience in writing program
administration and a distinguished publication and teaching record in one or more areas of
Writing Studies, possibly including Public and Professional Writing, Writing and Social Justice,
the History of Writing, Writing and Critical Race Studies, Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetoric,
Translingualism, and/or Critical Literacy Studies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans,
statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and writing
sample by October 1st. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity,
equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or
in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance
our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive
of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
All applications will be acknowledged.