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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of English
Academic Professional, Associate Director of Rhetoric
The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-line position as Associate Director of Rhetoric. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Rhetoric in leading two first-year writing programs, the Freshman Rhetoric Program and the Academic Writing Program. That collaboration will include involvement in the development of curricula, materials, and policies as well as in instructor development programs and day-to-day administration. Among other responsibilities, the associate director will work daily with graduate assistant directors and advisors as well as a large staff of teaching assistants and a modest number of full-time adjunct instructors, will support advanced composition courses in rhetoric, and will help host the annual English Articulation Conference for two- and four-year college writing and literature instructors in Illinois. The associate director will teach one course per semester (typically including a seminar for new instructors) and will join an active cross-disciplinary community in rhetoric and writing studies. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, or related field in hand by start date (July 16, 2007); a strong record of teaching in relevant programs; a record of professional/ scholarly accomplishments; and significant administrative experience. Administrative experience in a first-year college writing program is preferred; experience gained as a graduate-student administrator is acceptable. Salary commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by November 15, 2006. Send to: Paul Prior, Director of Rhetoric, attention: Terry Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-2390. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.