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WAC Assistant Director, Full-Time NTT, 12-month, George Mason U (Nov. 26 2013)


Assistant Director, George Mason University Writing Across the Curriculum Program
(http://wac.gmu.edu/)


The George Mason University English Department invites applications for a 12-month administrative faculty Assistant Director position in support of a large and successful writing across the curriculum program.

WAC Director, George Mason University (9/12)

George Mason University invites applications for a Director of our nationally recognized Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program.

Mason’s WAC program comprises an upper-division writing-intensive (WI) course or courses in the major, related writing-infused courses and programs, and additional curricular initiatives. The WAC director supervises a full-time assistant director, collaborates with the composition and writing center directors, and will work closely with Mason’s new PhD program in Writing and Rhetoric.

Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies who will help direct the Northern Virginia Writing Project, beginning Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, English, or English Education, along with experience and/or scholarship in K-12 teaching and in composition pedagogy. Additional research interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: writing across the curriculum, writing-to-learn, assessment, teaching of literature.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development. After three years as associate director, the candidate will become director of the Writing Project. The Northern Virginia Writing Project, established in 1978, currently serves over 1900 educators each year, K-University, with a summer institute, in-service courses, conferences, and workshops. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, writing across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

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Assistant Professor, Professional/Technical Writing, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Professional/Technical Writing, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in professional or technical communication, rhetoric, composition, or a related field. Strong background in technology required. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: computers and writing, writing in the workplace, governmental or organizational communication, visual communication, usability studies, and ethnography.

GMU is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with strong opportunities for research collaborations with government and industry. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also be interested in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division technical and digital writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, web design, editing, and technical writing.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, George Mason U

Tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or English and a strong record of publication in Rhet/Comp. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: rhetorical history/theory, visual rhetoric, multicultural and/or feminist rhetorics, ethnography, genre theory.

In addition to an active publishing agenda, candidates should be strong graduate and undergraduate teachers and demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, writing across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

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