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Defiance College is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, instructor in English. This is a renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, staffing needs, and funding). Responsibilities include teaching 12-credit hours per semester from our three core composition courses (ENGL 109: Writing Workshop, ENGL 125: Composition I, and ENGL 225: Composition II) and supervising the online college newspaper, The Defender. Experience in working with developing writers, journalism, or online teaching is desirable. Applicants must possess an MFA or Master's, preferably in Composition and Rhetoric, English, or Creative Writing; PhD preferred. The appointment will begin in August 2020.
To apply, send a letter of interest with salary expectations, curriculum vitae, three professional references, and a statement of teaching philosophy to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor of English
Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies are seeking applicants to fill the position of Assistant Professor of English with specialty in Professional and Technical Writing.
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 10, 2020.
To Apply: Email a letter of application, CV, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references to the search chair, Jennifer Enoch, firstname.lastname@example.org. *NOTE: Official transcripts due at time of hire.
Assistant Professor of English with specialty in Professional and Technical Writing. The Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies offers courses in technical writing, an undergraduate concentration in Professional Writing, an online graduate concentration in Writing and Linguistics, and an online graduate certificate in Writing for Business, Industry, and Technology. Therefore, we seek a candidate who will provide high quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical writing in both face-to-face and online settings. Candidates also should demonstrate a willingness to assist with the retention of students and a promising research agenda. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English preferred, ABD considered. Preferred qualifications: Ability to teach courses in first year composition courses and in digital culture.
For more information, including salary and benefits, please visit the full job ad at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2752997/assistant-professor-of-english?location=natchitoches&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Visiting Assistant Professor- English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso English Department invites applications for a non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning September 1, 2020. Position is renewable for a second year. The successful candidate will teach classes in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
PhD in Rhetoric and Writing Studies/ Rhetoric and Composition or closely related field required by September 1, 2020. Desired areas of specialization include Technical Communication and User Experience, Digital Rhetorics, Cultural Rhetorics, and History of Rhetoric.
Hiring decisions are based upon budgetary approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at email@example.com.
Review of submissions will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 15, 2020. Applicants must submit an application letter, CV, and contact information of three references.
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP is an R1 Carnegie and Community engaged doctoral research University and ranks third among all U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. The University also has earned national recognition as a leader in how best to serve first-generation, Hispanic students and improve their social mobility. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students. With 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.
The English Department at UTEP includes a Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, master's programs in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, English Education, and Literature, a graduate certificate in Technical and Professional Writing, and undergraduate programs in Literature, English Education, and Technical Communication and User Experience.
Writing Program Postdoctoral Fellow
Full-Time, 9-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Faculty Appointment (Category II)
We seek a two-year postdoctoral fellow to become an integral member of the Writing Program and its Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC) initiative for upper-level writing in the majors. The successful candidate will teach in a WAC-based Writing Program and work closely with the Director on departmental WEC projects, writing assessment, and faculty development. There will also be an opportunity to develop new courses and continue to advance a research agenda in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Candidates with teaching experience in writing and rhetoric and a Ph.D. or advanced ABD status in a Ph.D. program in a relevant field (e.g., English, Composition/Rhetoric, Writing Studies) are invited to apply.
For this position, we seek a Ph.D. or advanced ABD in a relevant discipline with teaching experience in college-level writing, composition studies, and/or rhetoric; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplines; experience with research methods in composition and rhetoric; knowledge of composition/writing studies scholarship and pedagogies; and the ability to work as a member of a diverse community.
The successful candidate will work with the Director and disciplinary faculty to support the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental WEC writing plans; teach two first-year writing courses annually, with the option to propose and teach an additional course in an area of interest; support campus writing assessment; and collaborate with Colby Writing Program and Farnham Writers’ Center Directors to plan and facilitate pedagogy workshops, ongoing programs, and new initiatives.
To apply, please submit an application through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/75215. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching, and a brief statement of research interests. Please also include a representative sample of current scholarship and summaries of recent teaching evaluations.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with a goal of interviewing candidates via Zoom by early April and having finalists give presentations and complete second-round interviews by mid-May. Position starts September 1, 2020.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs.
Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu
Instructor - First Year Composition #16379
Arizona State University
The Interdisciplinary Humanities & Communication faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for an Instructor for the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful candidate will provide instruction in the areas of First Year Composition, at Arizona State University. They will be required to teach five First Year Composition courses per semester, with possible sections of Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) and classes for non-native speakers. Course assignments are at the undergraduate level, and may occur in a variety of modalities (online, on-ground, hybrid), on the Polytechnic campus. The course load is determined by the faculty head and typically consist of five classes per semester.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive commensurate with experience. Candidate must reside in Arizona, or be willing to relocate. To learn more about the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts go to: http://cisa.asu.edu.
Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field, at time of appointment
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Stated commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
One year’s experience teaching post-secondary undergraduate English composition
Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition at time of appointment
Experience teaching courses in WAC and/or First Year Composition courses for non-native speakers
Evidence of professional development activities
Evidence of attendance/presentations at Rhetoric/Composition or other professional conferences.
Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/75270 and must contain:
1. A letter of interest outlining your qualifications, teaching effectiveness and stated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, i.e. student evaluations, syllabi, peer or annual evaluation, etc.
4. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
The initial application deadline is 05/03/2020 at 11:59pm, Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Prior to your first day of employment official transcripts are required along with a background check. For technical assistance with your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Andrew Mara at email@example.com.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html; see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at
https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
Indiana University Northwest
The Assistant Professor position in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Northwest is a full-time, tenure-track, 10-month position with summer assignments and associated stipend in accordance with programmatic need. The Assistant Professor of English will be an experienced teacher of first-year writing and ethnic literature (especially Latinx and African-American literature) who is committed to the success of a diverse body of students and will have an active record of scholarship. This position requires participation in a wide range of activities tied to our departmental writing program and the university’s Writing Center.
Core responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students in face-to-face and online modalities in the Department of English as well as service activities. The Assistant Professor will teach three courses each semester, will engage in active research and publication, and provide service to the department, campus, discipline, and the community.
To apply, please upload: 1) Curriculum vitae; 2) Letter of application; 3) Sample syllabus; 4) Writing sample (15-20 pp.); 5) Statement of research and teaching philosophy; 6) List of references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers, at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9449.
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Professor Bill Allegrezza, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 30, 2020.
• An earned PhD in English or Ethnic studies (with a literature emphasis) by August 1, 2020;
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research and/or creative activity;
• Demonstrated experience teaching first-year composition and ethnic literature courses at the university level
• At least one published or forthcoming article or book chapter;
• Experience with online college-level teaching;
• Experience teaching E.S.L. students;
• Experience teaching a diverse student body and first-generation college students;
• Membership and engagement in academic and professional associations related to the discipline
One of eight regional campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse population of approximately 4,000 students and offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as postgraduate certificate programs, in a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental health, and social work. It is home to the region’s only medical school and local and nationally top-ranked programs in actuarial science, business, and health information management, among others. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research, and community engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Writing Center Director -- Open Rank
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Director of the Writing Center and Instructional Faculty (Open Rank)
Department of English
The Department of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured or Tenure-track Instructional faculty (Open Rank). The successful candidate will be appointed as the Director of the Writing Center.
At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. https://www.csudh.edu/president/strategic-planning/mission-vision-and-core-values/
Department of English / Writing Center
The Department of English offers a varied and soundly based program that unifies the study of composition, language, and literature. Within the major, students may concentrate their program of study in literature, language, and linguistics, or English education. Linguistics courses at California State University, Dominguez Hills are taught by a dynamic group of faculty members who bring a diverse range of professional interest, strengths, and experiences to the Department of English. The department serves a strongly multicultural and multilingual undergraduate student body, primarily from the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In addition, the English Graduate Program currently includes certificates in Composition and Rhetoric and TESL.
For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/english/
The CSUDH Writing Center supports students at all levels as they prepare, draft, and revise their writing for various courses, departments, and programs. To promote in students both a positive disposition to help-seeking and a confident writer self-identity, the Writing Center fosters a safe, nurturing, and equitable space where members of the DH community can share, discuss, draft, and revise their writing as part of a community of writers.
For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/writing-center/
As Director of the Writing Center, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing, establishing, and implementing the strategic vision and priorities, goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and assessment measures for the WC. In this capacity, the successful candidate will report to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The Writing Center Director appointment will be for a period of four years and will be subject to review and reappointment thereafter. This is a 12-month position.
As a faculty member in the Department of English, the successful candidate will be an active member of the department in terms of teaching, research, and service and contribute to a collegial work environment. Evaluation for reappointment, tenure, and promotion is through the Department of English.
As Director of the Writing Center (WC):
• Recruit, hire, and train undergraduate and graduate students to tutor within the WC.
• Develop the WC into an effective hub of writing support.
• Collaborate with the WAC Coordinator and WAC Program at CSUDH.
• Collaborate with other student-support centers at CSUDH.
• Analyze data and submit annual reports on WC activities and effectiveness to promote student success.
• Oversee WC budget.
• Participate on the University Writing Committee, which implements and oversees policies governing system- and University-wide student writing requirements and standards.
• Contribute to a collegial work environment within and between the Department of English and the WC.
• Participate in professional organizations and attend meetings and workshops as appropriate to the discipline.
• Develop and implement ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the WC.
• Promote the services of the WC to the campus community.
As a faculty member in the Department of English:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition.
• Participate on the Department’s Composition Committee, including curricular development, program evaluation, and evaluation of lecturer faculty in Rhetoric and Composition.
• Develop and engage in research, scholarly and creative activities in Rhetoric and Composition and/or Writing Center Studies leading to conference presentations and publications.
• Advise and mentor students.
• Serve on department, college, and university committees.
• Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.
• Ph.D. in English, or closely related field, at time of application or completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020.
• Specialization in Rhetoric and Composition or Writing Center Studies.
• Potential for, or evidence of, excellence in teaching and research (especially in the areas of Writing Center Studies and Rhetoric and Composition).
• Demonstrated experience in program administration (FYW, Writing Center, WAC, or similar)
• A minimum of 3 years of tutoring experience in a writing center.
• Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
• Demonstrated potential for successful research and publication.
• Applicants must have experience in working with students from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
Preferred /Desired Qualifications (as appropriate for rank)
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of college composition.
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and direct staff and faculty, manage budgets, and develop and implement activities as well as strategic plans in the WC.
• Demonstrated familiarity with antiracist writing theory and pedagogy.
• Demonstrated experience with technical communication, digital rhetorics, and/or disability studies
• Experience in writing assessment.
• Experience in the application of digital technology in rhetoric and composition courses.
Employment Requirement - Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
How to Apply
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in March 2020. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than 4/1/20 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/.
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.
Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.
For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/breathe-freely/policy/
Assistant Teaching Professorship - ESOL
Bowling Green State University
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 21,000 students on two
campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”
The English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for an assistant teaching professorship position emphasizing ESOL courses and writing support for international and non-native-speaking students.
Teaching ESOL grammar, writing, speaking/listening, reading skills, and possibly ITA classes. ESOL courses may be undergraduate or graduate level. Starting date is August 2020.
1) MA in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or closely related field.
2) Experience teaching ESOL/EFL courses:
• Familiarity with compositional theory and experience tutoring academic writing to undergraduate or graduate students.
• Experience with communicative language teaching.
• Experience working in a Writing Center.
• Experience in language testing.
• Experience with International Teaching Assistants (ITAs).
• Experience teaching linguistics classes.
Effective Date of Employment:
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit
https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/job-details-?jobID=5521&job=assistant-teaching-professor-english-esol. Complete applications will include: 1) Cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; 2) CV that includes a list of graduate courses taken and brief descriptions of courses taught; 3) At least three current letters of reference; 4) copies of official graduate transcripts. Final candidate(s) will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST April 1, 2020
BGSU is a university with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence. It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one-hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric and composition, literature, creative writing, and technical communication. The department also houses the university’s General Studies Writing program and ESOL program. The department has a full-time instructional staff of approximately 55 and nearly 80 graduate students. See website for more information. (http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/english.html).
Temporary Lecturer Pool - Writing Program
University of California Santa Barbara
The Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in Writing for any upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time per quarter (that is, one to three courses). Lecturers teach lower- and upper-division courses, including introductory writing courses and advanced writing courses focusing on writing for academic, professional, and civic contexts. The Writing Program also has a writing minor with five emphases. Writing Program lecturers are integrally involved in program governance, development, and innovation.
One year of college level teaching experience required. Preferred qualifications are teaching experience in first-year or upper division writing, scientific, technical, business and/or legal writing, teaching experience with digital media and/or journalism. Applicants must have a terminal master's degree (e.g, MFA, MBA) or ABD or PhD at time of application. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Interested applicants must upload a CV, cover letter, and provide names and contact information for three references to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01632. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Deadline for primary consideration is November 15, 2019 .
Successful applicants will join a thriving independent writing program in a research university committed to undergraduate education. UC Santa Barbara has been ranked as one of the top 25 research universities in the world and includes nationally- and internationally-recognized programs in the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Located in California's Central Coast, UC Santa Barbara provides high-quality education in a beautiful setting.
We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
Please see our website (www.writing.ucsb.edu) for a complete description of the program. Questions about the position may be directed to the Academic
Personnel Coordinator at 805-893-3479.
The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in August, winter quarter in November, and spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2020; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.
Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Three-Year Visiting Professor
The Playwriting and Screenwriting BA Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track 3-Year Visiting Professor. We are seeking an emerging or established playwright who will contribute to shaping the program. The successful candidate will teach foundational courses in playwriting as well as upper level elective courses. Our program emphasizes dramatic writing across platforms. Therefore, the ability to teach elective courses in screenwriting is also desirable. The Playwriting and Screenwriting BA program is a part of the School of Film and Media Studies and has close ties with our BFA Film program, as well as with the Conservatory of Theatre Arts BFA Acting and Theatre and Performance BA program. These programs represent a robust and renowned community in the performing and media arts. We are particularly interested in candidates whose practice intersects with issues of community engagement, social justice, and diversity. The successful candidates will be committed to student learning, student success, and a liberal arts education. Responsibilities include teaching 5 courses and supervising 4 – 6 senior projects per academic year. Other duties include academic advising and community service (which encompassed committee work as well as College, School and Board of Study governance).
The candidate should have an MFA in Playwriting or related field, a professional career as a playwright, a record of excellence in teaching, and a passion for working closely with students.
Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application:
• Cover letter should discuss artist's work and teaching, as well as how the candidate will contribute to the Bachelor's program.
• Teaching portfolio or student evaluations
• Names and contact information of three references
To apply: please visit the following website: https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an online application first. Hard copy and email submission are not accepted. Review of applications will continue until March 15, 2020. Purchase College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Chair, English & Modern Language Studies Department
The Department of English & Modern Language Studies of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for the anticipated position of Chair of the Department, at the faculty rank of Associate or Full Professor (with tenure pending approval by the Board of Trustees) to begin September 2020. The position is at the University’s campus in Pleasantville, NY, located approximately 30 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. The English & Modern Language Studies Department, with 10 full-time faculty members, offers B.A. degrees in English and in Writing and Rhetoric. In addition, it provides courses for the University General Education Core.
Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in Composition and Rhetoric, or English with experience in Composition and Rhetoric, and in academic administration. Research interests in professional writing, technical communication, and/or cultural rhetorics are especially desirable, with strong commitment to scholarship involving students and undergraduate teaching. The successful applicant will also have a background in assessment at the program and/or institution levels.
For full consideration, applicants should send their curriculum vitae; a statement describing their vision of the role of a department chair; a cover letter detailing their administrative philosophy, overview of teaching, and research highlights; and the names and contact information for three references, in a single PDF file,
to email@example.com, indicating Chair Search in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
All applications received by March 20, 2020, will receive full consideration.
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Open Literature and Writing Position
College of the Atlantic
College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time, tenure-track equivalent faculty member to teach literature and writing (Ph.D. required). All students at COA design their own transdisciplinary degree within our single major of human ecology. A few students will go on to further literary or writing study; most will use literature as a means of gaining insight into the complexities of human experience, cultures, relations to the natural world, and ways of living. Students also use literature and writing courses to develop critical thinking and writing skills. As such, the college is looking for a faculty member with deep but also broad background, skills, and knowledge who is capable of engaging with multiple literary genres and eager to collaborate with faculty in other disciplines. As part of the college’s commitment to the practice of human ecology, candidates should be interested in teaching literature and writing to students working on projects across disciplinary boundaries.
At COA we believe there is core value to grounding students in a variety of literary languages, traditions, and genres because these provide fundamental means of understanding diverse cultures, languages, and language practices. Candidates for this position must have demonstrated excellence and enthusiasm for teaching first-year writing and literature. Requirements include experience in teaching writing and evidence of scholarship or ability and enthusiasm to teach in at least three of the following:
• Comparative and world literatures
• Indigenous literatures
• Subaltern literatures (queer, postcolonial, feminist)
• Anglophone literatures beyond the US and UK
• Creative writing (poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction)
College of the Atlantic is committed to increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and achieving equity in all aspects of its work. We especially encourage candidates who demonstrate how their teaching, service, and research would contribute to making the college more inclusive, equitable, and diverse. We are particularly interested in an individual’s record working with students, colleagues, and communities who identify with the experiences of those historically excluded, under-represented or marginalized in higher education. The search committee welcomes applications from those historically under-represented in higher education.
In a single pdf document, please send letter of interest, cv, statement of teaching philosophy to include your approach to and experience with teaching diverse learners, and descriptions of five courses you would be prepared to teach along with the names of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment by the fall term of 2020 or winter 2021 is highly desirable.
University of North Florida
A non-tenure earning, renewable instructor position is available beginning August 2020 in the Department of English at the University of North Florida. The position’s instructional and curricular duties involve writing in the disciplines, with emphasis in health writing, science writing or business writing. This position’s role is to support the University of North Florida’s Quality Enhancement Plan, “Writing Around the Curriculum” (https://talon.unf.edu/committees/sacs/Documents/Accreditation%20docs/QEP/Quality%20Enhancement%20Plan%20Submission.pdf).
As part of the QEP team, this position develops and delivers writing curriculum and assessment in the applicant’s discipline(s), conducts outreach initiatives both in the community and with UNF faculty and students, and fulfills other duties as assigned. The position carries the equivalent of a 4/4 teaching load, with accompanying course releases for QEP responsibilities in assessment, curriculum development, and other areas. The candidate should demonstrate a history of successful teaching experience, familiarity with meta-cognitive assessment strategies, and dedication to continued professional development.
Lecturer in English-Composition and Rhetoric
Santa Clara University
The Santa Clara University English Department invites applications for a renewable term Lecturer (non-tenure-track) position. We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in teaching first-year writing courses. Santa Clara University is a liberal arts university, and the English department is focused on undergraduate education. Candidates should possess a PhD, MFA, or equivalent terminal degree in Composition and Rhetoric, English, Education, Creative Writing or a closely-relevant field at the time of application.
For more information and to apply for the position visit SCU's HR website: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Lecturer-in-English-Composition-and-Rhetoric_R614.
Poet, Distinguished Visiting Writer
Bowling Green State University
The English Department seeks applicants for the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. The successful candidate will be in residence spring 2021; teach one workshop in our BFA program and one workshop in our MFA program; give a reading and a lecture; and advise theses. Minimum qualifications: MA, MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing by time of employment; at least one book or collection of poetry published by a commercial publisher (including small press) or university press; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences); documented record of quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, (e.g., positive teaching evaluations).
At least a master’s, MFA, or Ph.D., preferably in creative writing, by time of employment. Complete applications will include a cover letter outlining qualifications relevant to the position; a CV; a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; the names and addresses of three individuals who will be asked to provide a current, original letter of reference; a writing sample (15-25 pages); a list of courses taught, preferably brief descriptions of each; at least one sample syllabus of an undergraduate and graduate course taught, if applicable; and a transcript showing terminal degree. statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education; at least one book or collection of short stories published by a commercial publisher or nonprofit publisher (including small press) or university press or two books or collections if the degree is not in Creative Writing; documented critical recognition consistent with a writer of national reputation (e.g., positive written reviews, awards, invited readings, scholar-in-residences).; and documented record of quality teaching (e.g., positive teaching evaluations). Experience advising graduate creative writing theses is preferred. Email completed application to Dr. Lee Nickoson, Chair, Department of English at email@example.com. For more information contact the Department of English at 419-372-7543. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
For a fuller description of the position and our department, see our website, https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/english/available-job-positions.html or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Finalists for the position will need to provide official transcripts showing highest degree earned and authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. The starting date for this position is January 2020. Application deadline: Received by 11:59 p.m. EST March 15, 2020. BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
Lecturer, Rhetoric & Composition Program
University of California, Irvine
The Department of English invites applications for one-year or quarterly full-time or part-time Lecturer positions with the possibility of renewal. Annual full-time salaries begin at $56,381. Benefits available to appointees who meet eligibility requirements (for more info go to: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/eligibility/index.html). Reappointment totaling eighteen (18) quarters may lead to consideration for continuing status, following a comprehensive personnel review, and three-year review cycles. UCI Lecturers can elect to be represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Requirements - PhD (preferred) in English, Rhetoric & Composition, Writing Studies, or a related field. MA in applied linguistics, or a related field, or an MFA in creative writing, also considered. Two (2) years of college-level teaching experience required, with experience in first-year composition preferred. ESL certification and experience, experience teaching multilingual students, and facility with online instruction and instructional technologies will be valued in our search. Candidates must have their degree conferred by the beginning of instruction on September 28, 2020 to be eligible for employment.
The service period for the quarters:
Fall 2020: 9/28/20 to 12/18/20
Winter 2020:1/4/21 to 3/19/21
Spring 2020: 3/24/21 to 6/11/21
Application Procedure - Please submit the following:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching materials: a teaching portfolio of up to 10 pages, including a one-page teaching philosophy, a sample assignment to scaffold a writing project, sample set of comments on a paper or draft, and anything else that might indicate your strengths as a teacher
• Teaching Evaluations: applicants who have never taught in the UCI Composition Program should include in their application one complete and representative set (i.e. one section) of teaching evaluations, including qualitative responses; these should be recent.
• Two letter(s) of recommendation required for applicants who have never taught in the UCI Composition Program. Otherwise optional.
Appointment decisions will be made by a committee of Composition Program and English Department faculty.
Submit materials via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05895. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, but those submitted by 2/14/20 will receive full consideration.
For more information, please contact:
Composition Program Manager
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Instructor - English
University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a full-time instructor for a one-year renewable, non-tenure track position beginning on August 17, 2020. The ideal candidate will have experience as an instructor of Composition at a post-secondary level. Responsibilities include a 12-hour workload per semester (fall/spring) comprised of teaching and committee work. The typical courses taught in the fall include ENGL 1200 Autobiographical reading/writing courses, ENGL 1150 Composition I or ENGL 1160 Composition and II. In the spring, the typical courses taught include composition courses, autobiographical reading/writing courses, composition, and other English courses as needed.
With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body of approximately 16,000 students, including both traditional, non-traditional, and first-generation college students, and is actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. For additional information on our vibrant campus community, please see our recent ad in Chronicle of Higher Education: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000521116-01
APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT UNIVERSITY WEBSITE: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
Required Qualifications: Demonstrable excellence in teaching writing at the university level, experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, familiarity with current composition pedagogy.
Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, or related field.
Instructor of English
United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School
Primary responsibilities include performing academic duties in the USAF Academy Preparatory School English Department; instructing a sequence of junior-college level English courses focusing primarily on composition, including such forms as the personal essay, written argument, the research paper, and literary analysis; teaching reading and study skills development; and participating in the development of the English curriculum. The incumbent will also be expected to mentor new instructors and should demonstrate the potential for course leadership, leadership positions within the department, and meaningful service beyond the department.
The incumbent will also contribute to the evaluation of the performance, leadership, and officer potential of over 230 Air Force Academy cadet candidates, and advise students in a classroom environment and on a one-on-one basis to enhance their academic performance and overall development.
• An earned Master's degree (must be completed by employment start date) in English or a closely related discipline plus a minimum of one year's teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level is preferred; OR
• An earned bachelor's degree in English or a closely related discipline with three or more years of full-time teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.
• The incumbent must be qualified to teach developmental writing at the post-secondary level.
• Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
• Preference will be given to those candidates who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching at the high school or post-high school level, and a commitment to the success of students of diverse backgrounds and the development of students as "whole persons."
• Preference will also be given to candidates familiar with military policies and practices, and with potential in scholarly research related to the teaching of developmental writing.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
This is a twelve-month, benefited position. Relocation expenses reimbursed.
For further details and application instructions, see the USA Jobs link at:
College of Lake County
The College of Lake County is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member to teach English Composition courses starting in August 2020.
This position requires teaching sections of Composition I and II, as well as sections within the Accelerated Learning Program (developmental students in college composition courses). We are actively seeking a colleague with expertise in new media and/or digital writing and rhetoric.
Additionally, the Department offers courses in developmental reading and writing, creative writing, and literature. Other responsibilities include academic advisement, curriculum development, recruitment and retention, as well as service on college and department committees.
Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats during days, evenings and weekends.
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.
M.A., M.F.A., or higher in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing, Reading, Literacy, Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, or Secondary English Education.
A commitment to the community college mission and to working with diverse student populations. Demonstrated success and academic experiences with diverse populations and diverse teaching methods. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Willingness to be an active colleague in the life and work of the department.
Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by February 14, 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Oxford College of Emory University
Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in English, to begin August 1, 2020. This is a one-year position with a 3-3 load that may be renewable for up to three years, based on strong teaching evaluations, need, and available funding.
Position responsibilities include teaching six courses per year in first-year composition (ENG 185/6: “Writing & Inquiry in the Liberal Arts”—description below), including up to three sheltered courses for multilingual writers (ENG 186). The ideal candidate will have expertise in teaching multilingual and international writers. We especially seek candidates with experience teaching first-year writing using a rhetorical and writing in the disciplines (WID) approach.
*Demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year writing.
*Experience teaching multilingual and international student writers.
*Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, Writing Studies, or related field by August 1, 2020 (also considered: A terminal degree in English or related field with significant pedagogical training and teaching experience in composition).
*Demonstrated excellence and/or expertise in teaching first-year writing to multilingual, international, multiple-English, and non-heritage English writers.
*Experience teaching first-year writing using a writing in the disciplines (WID) approach.
*Experience using inquiry-based and active learning approaches to teaching rhetoric and writing.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, sample FYW syllabus, evidence of strong teaching, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college. Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 25th and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Gwendolynne Reid, Director of the Writing Program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ENG 185/6: “Writing & Inquiry in the Liberal Arts” introduces students to the range of writing and inquiry they will encounter as part of their liberal arts education, engaging them with the role of writing in inquiry. It is designed to introduce students to rhetorical principles for writing, including disciplinarity as an important element of academic rhetorical situations and exposing them to writing across a range of disciplines and purposes. Using inquiry-based approaches, the course introduces students how to ask good questions about new writing situations and unfamiliar genres as well as strategies and tools for developing, revising, and editing their writing. The course introduces students to resources and strategies for college-level library research and research-based writing.
Oxford College of Emory University
One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates who have a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.
For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring.
Professor and Chair
University of Central Florida
For the full job announcement, visit www.ucf.edu/jobs
The Department of Writing and Rhetoric (DWR) in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month tenured position of professor and department chair, anticipated to begin August 2020.
DWR is committed to innovative teaching and research that address challenges related to composing, rhetoric, and literacy in school, workplace, civic, and community settings. As we enter our second decade as an independent department, we seek an outstanding scholar-leader who can help us to collectively develop, rally around, and execute a strategic plan that will allow us to grow our academic programs to national prominence and expand our role as a valued source of expertise on public and academic writing-related issues.
Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the department and coordination between as well as oversight of department programs. The chair provides leadership for the department by connecting department goals to college and university objectives. Guiding both short- and long-term visioning, the chair serves as an advocate for the department. The chair reports to the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. Other responsibilities include:
● Mentoring faculty in support of developing research and teaching agendas;
● Fostering the growth of the department’s research culture, which includes undergraduate, graduate, and faculty participation in research;
● Maintaining an atmosphere of transparency and inclusion;
● Promoting a spirit of collegiality that encourages faculty across all ranks and staff to leverage their individual abilities and interests in support of a common vision of success for the department;
● Managing programs, personnel, and budget;
● Coordinating fundraising and public-facing outreach;
● Evaluating faculty and staff performance.
DWR is a vibrant, independent department. It employs 13 tenure-earning Rhetoric and Composition faculty members, 29 full-time instructors and lecturers, 4 full-time support staff members, and 12 graduate teaching assistants in its ongoing efforts to support comprehensive, vertical writing instruction that includes a CCCC award-winning first-year composition program; an undergraduate major (B.A.) in Writing & Rhetoric, minor, and certificate; an M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition and graduate certificate in professional writing; and a Center for Writing Excellence that includes the University Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.
One of the nation’s largest universities with over 69,000 students, UCF is a metropolitan research institution, with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classification for research activity and community engagement. UCF has a diverse student population, with approximately a quarter being first-generation students and a large percentage being multilingual. A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), UCF awards the second highest number of degrees to underrepresented students in the nation.
For more information on the department, please visit http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu.
● A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field from an accredited institution;
● A distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service/leadership commensurate with a rank of professor at UCF, pending a successful tenure vote and approval by the Board of Trustees;
● Prior academic administrative experience with evidence of successful organization, budget, and personnel management;
● Experience planning, growing, evaluating, and innovating academic programs;
● A demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity;
● A demonstrated commitment to faculty growth and success;
● A demonstrated commitment to collegiality, transparency, and shared governance;
● Experience cultivating strategic partnerships with other academic units, stakeholders, and/or community partners.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:
● An active research agenda that resonates with and adds to those of current DWR faculty members;
● Evidence of successful supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff;
● Evidence of successful academic program planning, development, and assessment;
● Evidence of successful outreach and the cultivation of strategic partnerships, which may include acquiring grant funding, fundraising, and other forms of external relations;
● Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity, including community outreach.
Advanced associate professors whose records may warrant appointment at the rank of full professor at UCF are encouraged to apply.
The university requires that candidates complete an online application at the UCF HR website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit the following:
1. A letter of application summarizing the candidate’s relevant background, administrative experience, and perspective on the role of an independent writing and rhetoric department;
2. A statement of leadership philosophy, including the principles that guide the candidate’s work with writing programs, non-tenure-track academic labor, diversity and inclusion, and/or other areas of expertise relevant to uniting a department around a collective strategic plan;
3. A current CV;
4. The names and contact information of three professional references (including at least one reference who has supervised the candidate in a current or recent position). References may be asked to provide letters; please do not send letters of recommendation at this time.
Please have all documents ready when applying so that they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.
The selected candidate will need to provide official transcripts at the time of hire.
The deadline to receive applications is February 20, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please direct questions to Dr. Rudy McDaniel, professor and director, School of Visual Arts and Design, search committee chair, at email@example.com.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Assistant Director, Writing Center
Hamilton College seeks an Assistant Director for its Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center. The ideal candidate will be a creative individual enthusiastic about mentoring undergraduates. Hamilton has a longstanding tradition of valuing the central role of writing in a liberal arts education and has a strong writing across the curriculum program. Established in 1987, the Writing Center directly supports that program and is well integrated into student and faculty practice: 90% of students use the Center during their time at Hamilton, and faculty work closely with the Director to support their teaching of writing.
The Assistant Director is a 90% (11-month) benefited position that is responsible for administering the operations of the Writing Center in order to support the College’s Writing-Intensive curricular requirement and educational goal of “Communication and Expression.” The Center employs approximately 25 undergraduate peer tutors from disciplines across the curriculum who offer 150 conference hours weekly. The Assistant Director oversees the daily operations of the Center; coordinates the peer tutoring program, including hiring, training, supervising, and assessing the tutors; provides individual writing support to students; and develops writing resources and workshops for students and faculty in consultation with the Director.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to writing across the curriculum and to peer tutoring as an important component of effective writing instruction. We are looking for someone who can effectively manage an already-robust tutoring program and also help us grow our Center in new and meaningful ways. We therefore seek individuals with knowledge of current theory and practice in writing center administration and writing pedagogy; outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; strong management and organization skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a broad array of campus partners. We encourage research in the field and presentation at national and regional conferences.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in relevant field.
Experience teaching post-secondary writing.
Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience in writing centers or equivalent academic support program.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Additional Preferred Experience
PhD or other terminal degree in relevant field.
Administrative experience in a writing center or equivalent academic support program.
Experience supervising and training peer writing tutors.
Experience teaching and/or working with students of diverse backgrounds.
Experience with writing center/writing program assessment.
Demonstrated commitment to the central role of writing in a liberal arts education.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Please address your cover letter to Jennifer Ambrose, Writing Center Director, Hamilton College. Your cover letter should describe your experiences with diversity and inclusion and your potential to support Hamilton’s commitment to the same.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.
Assistant Professor and University Writing Center Director
University of North Carolina Pembroke
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is seeking an Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director. This 9-month tenure track faculty position offers a 2/2 teaching load and the possibility of summer work. The Director will teach courses in writing center theory and pedagogy and first-year writing. Appointment will begin August 2020.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (or a closely related field) at time of appointment; experience in writing pedagogy and writing center theory; evidence of successful teaching at the college level; a record of ongoing scholarly engagement; strong commitment to university service; and the ability to work effectively with others. Preference will be given to candidates with experience coordinating or directing a writing center and training student writing consultants.
All applicants must apply online via the UNC Pembroke Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu.
Please attach the following materials:
1) A cover letter
2) A current CV
3) Copies of unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts will be requested of finalists)
4) Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For the full posting and application details, visit https://jobs.uncp.edu/postings/6227
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Dr. Polina Chemishanova
Assistant Professor - First Year Writing and English
The Department of English at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks applicants with a Ph.D. in Composition & Rhetoric to join our vibrant, diverse community. We invite innovative thinkers with demonstrated interest in pedagogies of difference and multi-modality to help us enhance a “student-ready” first-year writing program and help shape our emergent curriculum at the intersection of composition & rhetoric, civic engagement, and public advocacy. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to broad liberal arts and interdisciplinary education, excellent teaching skills, and an inclusive approach that reflects a willingness to welcome, engage and support diverse students in a rapidly-changing urban campus. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in composition theory and pedagogy and will have opportunities to teach throughout our integrative curriculum based on their expertise and interest. Hamline faculty have a 6-course annual teaching load with a one-course release in the first year for professional development and a semester release pre-tenure pending successful third-year review.
Hamline University resides in the Midway neighborhood, centrally located in the culturally rich Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The English Department, part of Hamline’s College of Liberal Arts, offers an integrative major and distinctive concentrations in literature & cultural studies, professional communication & rhetoric, and creative writing. The Department contributes to and helps administer collaborations with related programs including Digital Media Arts, Creative Writing Programs, Communication Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, and Business. The English Department also administers our expanding First-Year Writing program, which offers classes and support to undergraduate students across the University, and is a vital partner in student transition and success efforts for all First Year Experiences. If you are interested in working in a welcoming environment with creative and innovative colleagues and students, please apply for this position.
The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 2,100 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. Hamline University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator, and is especially interested in faculty candidates whose work and scholarship will enrich diversity and equality on campus.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy emphasizing their engagement with student success, a diversity statement (outlining the applicant’s past, present, and projected contributions to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in institutional contexts), as well as a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. Candidates will be asked to provide three references during the application process for Hamline to contact for letters of recommendation. For best consideration, please submit materials by January 30, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conferencing in early February 2020.
Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification form upon hire.
Assistant/Assoc Professor, Dept of English, Writing Program Administration
Biola University invites applications for an open-rank, full-time, tenure-track position as English Department faculty member and Co-Director of the English Writing Program (WPA), to begin in August 2020.
Department Background: The English Department houses 11 tenure-line faculty members, with responsibilities ranging from literature and language instruction to writing center and core curriculum work. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in English with concentrations in Literature, Secondary Education, and Creative Writing. The department is also home to 10 adjunct instructors who teach composition and other courses in the University’s Core Curriculum. Writing in the Core operates vertically, with a first-year WAC writing course, a second-year writing-intensive literature course, and a third-year WID writing course. The English Writing Program (EWP) is nested within the English Department, which in turn is housed in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, as well as experience creating and supporting high-impact practices.
Job Duties: This faculty member will teach in the Core and the English major programs, participate in departmental, school, and university service, and conduct research and publish in the discipline. Additionally, the English Department functions under a collaborative leadership model, where individual directors meet and provide cross-programmatic support to one another. As co-director of the writing program, the person hired into the position will work collaboratively to:
● Coordinate writing courses in the University Core Curriculum
● Provide pedagogical mentorship, support, and development for FT faculty, adjunct faculty, and TAs
● Liaise with the chair regarding course assignment and development
● Conduct reviews of syllabi and textbook requests
● Guide policies that affect the teaching of writing
● Coordinate NTT faculty and grad/undergrad teaching assistants
● Create and support professional development opportunities for all faculty
● Assist departments in developing curricula to support writing in the disciplines
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in rhetoric/composition or writing studies, MFA in writing with sufficient experience as a WPA, or an equivalent terminal degree conferred by the start date. Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, work effectively in a team, seek continuous improvement, and adhere to the university philosophy.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience administering writing courses in a University Core Program, or demonstrated potential for such work in writing program administration. A record of national publication (or forthcoming work). Experience teaching writing online. Experience teaching writing in the disciplines.
About Biola University
Biola University is a small, private, evangelical Christian university in which faculty profess personal faith in Jesus Christ, endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. See the institution’s articles of faith and statement of biblical principles at biola.edu/about/theological-positions. Biola serves a student population of over 6,000 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). Located in La Mirada, CA, Biola University is situated on the border between Los Angeles and Orange County, home to one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. Biola University affirms the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and seeks to develop a faculty team of diverse professors who demonstrate intercultural competence and proficiency.
Application Materials: Please submit the following (6) items through this link-
● Letter of Interest
● Current resume/CV
● Teaching philosophy
● WPA philosophy
● Christian testimony
● Small portfolio of administrative and/or relevant teaching materials
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