Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing


The Rhetoric & Writing doctoral program prepares students for impactful careers as rhetoric and composition faculty and administrators. Our students engage a range of intellectual approaches at the intersection of history, theory and pedagogy. Students learn together in and beyond the space of the seminar room, developing research, teaching and civic identities through a range of coursework in rhetorical, cultural, empirical and digital approaches to writing.

                                      WE'RE HIRING!                                                       

The Rhetoric & Writing program is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. 

Primary Responsibilities 

The principal responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the Rhetoric & Writing PhD Program and for the online graduate certificate in College Writing, supervising doctoral students, teaching undergraduate courses such as those that support a new writing minor and the preparation of future secondary teachers, engaging significantly in scholarly publishing, and providing service to the department, college, and university as well as to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition or a related area (e.g., Writing Studies) in hand or requirements for doctoral degree completed by time of appointment
2) Research area in digital rhetorics and writing
3) Demonstrable scholarly activity including at least one research presentation at a national or regional conference or one or more published or in press journal articles or book chapters in peer reviewed writing studies venues

Review the remaining qualification information.

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Neil Baird

Interview with Dr. Neil Baird

Dr. Neil Baird arrived in Bowling Green to take on the role of associate professor in the Rhetoric and Writing PhD program. He generously agreed to an interview about his experience at BGSU so far, his hopes for the future, and his advice to graduate students. Read the full interview.

News and Stories

Dr. Christine Tulley Publishes How Writing Faculty Write

Dr. Christine Tulley Publishes How Writing Faculty Write

Dr. Christine Tulley, an alumna of the Rhetoric and Writing program, was interviewed about her new book, How Writing Faculty Write. The book was released in early 2018, and explores themes in how faculty members in the field engage in writing. Interviewees for the book offered candid, engaging perspectives on their own writing habits and experiences.

Dr. Christine Denecker Speaks at 21st Century Englishes

Dr. Christine Denecker Speaks at 21st Century Englishes

Dr. Christine Denecker was the keynote speaker at the 2018 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference, held at Bowling Green State University on November 10. Dr. Denecker spoke about the Ohio Farm Stories project. Read more about her keynote and the project.

Dr. Neil Baird arrived Fall 2018

Dr. Neil Baird arrived Fall 2018

The Rhetoric and Writing program proudly welcomed Dr. Neil Baird’s arrival in Fall 2018. Dr. Baird entered the department as a full-time associate professor with expertise in writing transfer, writing across the curriculum, professional writing, and writing centers. Dr. Baird’s research focuses on writing transfer, writing across contexts, professional writing, and writing centers. He anticipates developing a research trajectory aimed at transfer as it applies to Cookbook Labs in the Sciences, first generation students, how department culture impacts writing transfer, the impact of concurrent transfer on learning to write, and discourse-based interviews and writing transfer. Read more about Dr. Baird.