This is a 12-month staff position to support the work of a busy, well-established center that includes 50+ tutors, 3 satellite locations, online tutoring, a fellows program, and faculty-as-writers initiatives. The person in this position will collaborate with the director to educate/mentor the staff, engage in ongoing assessment of the center's work, develop new programming, and communicate with faculty, staff, and students about the center's services.
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is an open textbook series for composition seeking proposals for essays for our 3rd volume. Each Writing Spaces book contains peer-reviewed collections of essays all composed by teachers for students, with each chapter freely available for download from our website under a Creative Commons license.
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1, is now available for free download. This open textbook collection includes sixteen essays written for the first year composition classroom, all released under Creative Commons licenses, all written by writing teachers for students.
Topics in Volume 1 of the series include academic writing, how to interpret writing assignments, motives for writing, rhetorical analysis, revision, invention, writing centers, argumentation, narrative, reflective writing, Wikipedia, patchwriting, collaboration, and genres.
The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill 4 full-time Affiliate Professor positions, beginning in August 2009. These positions are not tenure-track, but they are renewable, subject to performance evaluations and other conditions of employment. The ideal candidates will wish to focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A.
To help you have a wonderful and productive time at the upcoming MLA convention, we invite you to visit and post information to WPA @ MLA 2008
Please use the site’s links on the left to plan ahead for WPA and Composition-related events, and to share information about panels, presentations, social events, and other activities that are relevant to our work.
Joe Janangelo, President, WPA
Glenn Blalock, CompPile
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is seeking its next Editor or Editorial Team for its official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration. The Call for Proposals is posted on the WPA website at this URL: http://wpacouncil.org/node/1368
The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking a
tenure-track assistant professor (specialty open) in rhetoric and
writing beginning August, 2009. A Ph.D. in English, Professional
Writing, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is preferred by time of
employment. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester.
Candidates are required to have expertise in one or more of the
following areas: applied rhetorical analysis, cultural rhetoric,
professional writing, technical communication, or digital and visual
The Department of Writing is seeking to fill several full-time,
non-tenure-line positions in Composition and Writing. Our Visiting
Faculty teach 11 or 12 credits per semester (depending on course credits
this could work out as either a 3/3 or 3/4 load), mainly first-year or
junior-level writing. In addition, we have a particular need for
teachers of professional writing courses, including Business
Communication and Introduction to Professional Writing as well as
someone to teach Creative Non-fiction.
This position is designed for recent PhDs or MFAs planning to seek
The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position beginning August, 2008. A Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required for appointment at the assistant level. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester and may include first-year composition and a range of courses in our curriculum, including courses in style and professional writing.
The Department of Writing is seeking to fill several full-time, non-tenure-line positions in Composition and Writing. Our Visiting Fellows teach 11 or 12 credits per semester (depending on course credits this could work out as either a 3/3 or 3/4 load), mainly first-year or junior-level writing, but there is also some opportunity to teach introductory creative writing or other creative or professional writing courses as fits the faculty's experience and preparation.