Job Opportunity at Oakland University, Department of Writing and Rhetoric


The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University seeks applicants specializing in writing for service learning or in community literacy for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2017. The department’s mission has long specified civic engagement as a fundamental value.

The successful candidate will pursue an active research agenda in writing for service learning or in community literacy, teach courses in the first-year writing and undergraduate major programs, and provide service to the department focused on developing writing for service learning and community engagement opportunities for both FYW and students majoring in Writing and Rhetoric. Teaching load is competitive.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2017.

To apply, please upload a letter of application describing your teaching experience, research, and teaching interests; a detailed curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample; and unofficial transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation are also required. Please have these letters sent to Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Search Committee Chair, via email at or by U.S. mail c/o Department of Writing and Rhetoric, O’Dowd Hall, Room 378, 586 Pioneer Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4482. The online application system is available at

Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2016.