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Open-rank Composition Director position at the University of Southern Mississippi

The English Department at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured specialist in composition and rhetoric studies (rank open) to teach courses in writing and pedagogy and to direct the program in first-year writing. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Ph.D. granting institution that has an established commitment to service learning and has recently developed a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative that includes an expanded Writing Center and promotes curricular innovation and pedagogical development. The candidate will have an opportunity to take a leading role in promoting and developing the WAC initiative. The University serves a diverse population that includes many first-generation and non-traditional students; the institution and surrounding region offer rich opportunities for those interested in researching language and literacy in diverse communities.