Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Job description

The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition. This full-time appointment will begin 2 August 2018.

The Department of English is seeking a faculty colleague with a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction; knowledge of current trends in pedagogy; evidence of excellence in teaching; and evidence of scholarly research and publications. In addition to offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, the Department is responsible for the delivery of the literacy component of the University’s General Education programme which requires students to take two lower level portfolio-based Writing and Rhetoric courses and one upper level portfolio-based Advanced Composition course. Students develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills as well as research and documentation skills required in the academy. They are also introduced to the writing conventions of specific disciplines. We encourage applications from professionals who can help us continue to prepare exceptional and ethical students.

Responsibilities. Teach first-year writing and advanced writing courses; engage in research; assist in securing external grants and other funding opportunities; participate in curriculum review, revision and design; develop and participate in departmental projects; contribute to the development of teaching materials; and serve on departmental, school and university-wide committees.

Qualifications. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field from an accredited institution; excellent undergraduate teaching experience; and an active research agenda in composition and rhetoric. Desirable specialties include: basic writing, WAC/WID, digital rhetoric and distance education.

Setting. The University of The Bahamas (UB) is a vital catalyst for national development. Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB had its genesis in The College of The Bahamas which was established in 1974. Since 1995, the institution’s academic offerings have expanded through the introduction of baccalaureate degree programmes offered across a broad range of approximately 60 majors. Master’s degree programmes have included an MBA and an MSc in Reading and Inclusive Education as well as graduate degree programmes offered in collaboration with various US universities. UB operates from the Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence; UB-North in Grand Bahama; and the Gerace Research Facility in San Salvador. Additional sites are planned for throughout the archipelago.

How to apply

Application materials should include:
1. A cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications;
2. Copies of academic qualifications;
3. Copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degree programmes completed;
4. A current and complete curriculum vitae;
5. Copy of relevant pages of a valid passport showing photo ID, passport number and expiration date;
6. Three letters of reference;
7. Completed UB Application for Employment Form.

Apply electronically at Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Attach the following documents (in one e-file/document) with your electronic submission: cover letter; academic qualifications; transcripts; curriculum vitae; copy of relevant pages of valid passport; three letters of reference; and a completed UB Application for Employment form. Additional materials will be required of shortlisted candidates. For additional information or informal inquiries, contact