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CFP: Manuscripts for the Journal Open Words

Open Words: Access and English Studies is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on pedagogical, political, and professional issues related to teaching composition, reading, ESL, creative writing, and literature to open admissions, at-risk, and non-mainstream student populations.

Job Posting

The University of Akron
English, Akron OH 44325-1906

College Lecturer—First-Year English Composition

The University of Akron, Ohio invites applications for two 9-month, non-tenure track College Lecturer positions in First-Year English Composition. Contracts begin August 25, 2008. Positions are renewable. Salary $34,000 plus benefits. Ph.D. or ABD in English preferred, M.A. in English or related field required.

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CFP--Open Words

Call for Papers

For a SPECIAL ISSUE of
OPEN WORDS: ACCESS And ENGLISH STUDIES

Devoted to
The Teaching, Theorizing, and Research of College-Level Reading and Literacy

Open Words: Access and English Studies is a journal dedicated to publishing articles focusing on political, professional, and pedagogical issues related to teaching composition, reading, ESL, creative writing, and literature to open admissions and non-mainstream student populations. We will be devoting issue 2.2 (spring, 2008) to the multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to reading and literacy. We invite manuscripts from educational psychologists, K-12 reading researchers, compositionists, literacy researchers, and literary theorists to explore ways in which we could improve our college students’ attitude toward reading, their comprehension of texts, and their engagement with texts. We are specifically looking for original classroom research on college campuses; an historical summary of reading research and its applicability to open admissions or otherwise at-risk college learners; conversations that go beyond the deficit model of reading instruction; the relationships between multimodal literacies and new media; ways that people put reading to use in their daily lives; and other related topics. If you have any questions, please contact William Thelin at wthelin@uakron.edu.

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Visiting Assistant Professor In Business and Technical Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor in Business and Technical Writing. August 28, 2006-May 13, 2007. Ph.D. required. Evidence of successful teaching in business and technical writing required. Teaching load of 3/3 includes courses in basic business writing, technical writing, graduate courses in report writing and Writing for MBAs, as well as freshman composition. Salary is $40,000. Send letters of application, CV, dossier, and sample teaching materials to Dr. Joseph Ceccio, Chair-Visiting Assistant Professor Search, Department of English, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1906 by March 27, 2006.

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