University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Human Resources Office
Recruitment Division

Telephone: 832-4040 Ext. 3159, 3045 Fax 831-1720
Announcement Number: 20-25
Position Title: 20-25 Assistant Professor-English-Rhetoric and Composition
Job Series: Teaching
Base Salary: $62,256.00
Opening date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: February 18, 2021
Available to : General Public
Type of Appoiment: Teaching
Point of Contact: Sra. Madelyn Ríos Rivera, MBA
 Email: n/a
 Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 3159 y/o 3045
Location of Position: Department of English

Minimum Requirements
The Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2021.


Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or a closely related field at the start of the appointment. Preferred areas of expertise include: technical and non-fiction writing, digital/visual rhetoric and media studies. Teaching and research experience, and publications expected. Knowledge of Spanish desirable. Candidates should demonstrate adequate skills in educational technologies in the teaching-learning process.


Responsibilities include teaching rhetoric and writing courses to our general student population and to students completing our Minor in Writing and Communication. The selected candidate should be able to conduct research and publish in the areas of specialization; to develop proposals seeking external funding; to teach basic, intermediate and advanced courses in the area of specialization; to participate actively in departmental committees, projects, and investigation at the undergraduate and graduate level.


This appointment involves an academic task equivalent to 12 credit hours, which are distributed between teaching, research and institutional services for 37.5 hours a week. This distribution of hours may be adjusted to the department’s needs, demands and availability of the faculty:

• 12 hours weekly direct contact with students.
• 15 hours of academic activities including research, class preparation, exam grading, and office work.
• 6 hours of individual attention to your students.
• 4 ½ hours to attend departmental, faculty and committee meetings, development of new courses, organization of short courses and seminars, participation of research proposals with institutional funds or external funds and publication.


Please send a cover letter, resume, official academic transcripts of all degrees, three (3) letters of recommendation, evidence of quality of teaching, and a writing sample to:

Dr. Rosa I. Roman-Perez, Acting Chair

Department of English

University of Puerto Rico, at Mayaguez Campus

Call Box 9000

Mayagüez P.R. 00681-9000

Telephone (787) 832-4040 Ext. 3847, 3064

Letters or documents sent by e-mail must be directed to

To learn more about the Department of English at UPRM, please visit:

Submitted CEE-SA-2020-3873

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