Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Literacies

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

Probationary tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with a specialization in Digital Literacies in the English Department beginning August 27, 2018.


  • Earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 27, 2018.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of (1) specialization in digital literacies and/or multimodal composition; (2) a record of excellence in teaching writing at the college level; and (3) strong scholarship or scholarly potential.

Other strong assets include evidence of:

  • Experience with WAC, WID, or related campus-wide writing initiatives;
  • Experience with writing program assessment;
  • Experience with ESL/ELL writers;
  • Additional areas of scholarly interest or research including basic writing, digital media, digital humanities, or cultural rhetorics (including race, ethnicity, gender, and/or LGBTQ);
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • The successful candidate will teach courses in the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing, our first-year writing program: and will teach other courses as appropriate to his/her areas of expertise in other areas of English (including an occasional course in our MA program).
  • The typical teaching load will be two courses in the Blugold Seminar and one course in another area of expertise each semester.
  • The successful candidate will also assist the Director of the Writing Program with curriculum development, professional development, and other initiatives.
  • In addition to their teaching duties, all department members participate in research and scholarly activities and engage in service to the department, college, and university.


The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation. With approximately 11,500 students, UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. Faculty resources include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, both of which offer professional development opportunities and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.

A community of 68,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin with thriving arts and music scenes, recently featured in the Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thrillist (, and other media sources. Eau Claire and the surrounding areas offer scenic rivers, parks, bike trails, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, writing retreats, poetry readings, and more. Eau Claire is 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which additionally offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports.

How to apply

Applications are submitted electronically at

Click the link to English: Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Literacies (Job ID: 13417) and follow the steps under “To Apply” in the frame on the right. Your application will not be considered complete unless all required documents (in pdf format) are submitted:

  • letter of application,
  • curriculum vita,
  • writing sample (15-25 pages).

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation will need to be emailed to Alaina Guns, Please have your letter writers or portfolio service put “Digital Literacies” and your name in the subject line.

Direct any questions to Dr. Erica Benson, Chair of the English Department at

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on October 8, 2017. However, screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

As one of the Midwest’s top public universities, UW-Eau Claire provides students with small classes led by talented professors, cutting-edge programs, endless opportunities to get involved and experience more of the world, and the support they need to meet their goals for success.