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Job ID: FA2015-16 CLASS04
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Date Posted:
August 12, 2015
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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The English & Foreign Languages Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016. Candidates with specializations in the history and theory of rhetoric and a strong interest in writing in the disciplines and/or digital media are especially encouraged to apply.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate classes in rhetoric, composition, and literacy, as well as graduate seminars in histories and theories of rhetoric, writing in the disciplines, and pedagogy. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach existing courses as well as to develop new courses in line with his or her teaching, research, and service interests. Interests that address global concerns, new media, and/or a commitment to diversity in higher education will be particularly noted.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (or closely related field) from an accredited university by no later than September 1, 2016.
• Evidence of effective college or university teaching experience
• Evidence of potential to build a strong record of scholarly publication
• Evidence of potential to direct a large writing program

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
• Record of scholarly publication
• Experience in writing program administration, including writing-center experience
• Familiarity with writing in the disciplines, literacy studies, cross-cultural rhetoric, and/or new media

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of:
• a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
• a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
• a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment with examples of past experiences (not to exceed 500 words);
• a completed application form;
• a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and three recent (i.e., dated within last two years) letters of reference. (The three letter writers may be among the five individuals whose contact information is provided above.) The link for reference letter writers to follow is
• The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, November 13, 2015. Early response is encouraged. An online application process will be used. To apply, please go directly to
Prior to campus-visit invitations, semi-finalist interviews will be conducted in early January 2016, using Skype or phone.

Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:
Rhetoric & Composition Faculty Search Committee
c/o Maria Rodriguez
English and Foreign Languages Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.3803 FAX: 909.869.4896

The University: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

The Department: For an overview of the English and Foreign Languages Department, including its composition program and M.A. option in Rhetoric/Composition, please visit