Assistant Professor of English – Public Speaking (tenure-track)

Posted Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Virginia Military Institute Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with professional interest and expertise in rhetoric and oral communication, beginning August 2018. The incumbent will teach three courses per semester, including Core and upper-level courses in rhetoric and public speaking in an interdisciplinary English major with a central focus on rhetoric. Ph.D. by August 2018 required.

Candidates must both fill out an on-line application at and submit required supporting materials (a letter of application, résumé, transcript, and three letters of recommendation) either by e-mail to or by mail to Dr. Emily Miller, Head, Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.

Review of applications will begin October 9 and continue until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported undergraduate military college of engineering, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence. Military experience is not required for faculty.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.

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