Two tenure-track positions at University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage announces two tenure-track positions in composition/rhetoric at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English (completed by 1 August 2007) with concentrated coursework in composition and rhetoric. Specialization in one of the following areas is required: composition theory, rhetorical theory, computers and composition, professional writing, writing center pedagogy, visual rhetoric, directing internships, supervising teaching assistants, TESOL, linguistics, secondary education. (Additional competency in another of the above areas preferred.) Also required: experience teaching composition and working with diverse populations, as well as commitment to scholarship in the candidate’s area of specialty.


Narrative study seeking graduate students from working-class background

A new study is looking for unique/personal written narratives of working-class students who are currently enrolled in graduate course work (either at the MA/ Ph.D. level) in English composition studies.

Requirements for participation are: the participant must be actively pursuing an MA/ Ph.D. degree in English composition studies in the United States of America; the participant must be engaged in course work and not in the writing stages of the MA/Doctoral thesis; the participant must be from a self proclaimed working-class background; must be over the age of eighteen.

The narratives will address such themes as follows: graduate student enculturation in relation to reading, writing, and dialogue; educational background of both the student and his/her immediate family; family life while growing up; the various ways with which the participant identifies as being a member from the working-class.

Assistant Professor of English (writing specialist)


Position and Rank: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature

Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, or in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition, or in English with expertise in rhetoric/composition. Degree in hand by August 2007. Expertise in business/professional/technical writing required. University-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching methods required. Potential for scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, desirable. Willingness and interest in using technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. In addition, the candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.


Director, Writing Center

Baruch College/CUNY
Director, Writing Center

Baruch College's Writing Center provides an innovative and professional environment for undergraduate students to develop and strengthen their writing and English language skills in the context of their assignments and course goals. Closely connected to academic departments and other college academic support units, the Writing Center is a key component in an undergraduate education committed to student writing.

Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of the Writing Center is responsible for setting the goals and objectives of the Writing Center, advancing the Center's program and coordinating outcomes assessments. The duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


Director (Tenured), Student Writing Center, Miami University, Ohio

Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, seeks a creative, energetic director to provide vision and leadership for the Roger and Joyce Howe Student Center for Writing Excellence. The center, which will open in fall 2007, is an integral part of a writing-across-the-curriculum program funded by a recent gift of $10.5 million. The director will hold tenure at the rank of associate or full professor.

Call For Executive Board Nominations

Call for Nominations for WPA Executive Board Members

WPA will hold elections for three Executive Board members this fall. We will be saying thank you and goodbye to Executive Board members Rebecca Moore Howard, Martha Patton, and Susan Miller-Cochran, whose terms end in June 2007, and invite nominations for three Executive Board members
to replace those rotating off. The Executive Board oversees the WPA, its events, and its activities, creates policies and procedures for its
management, and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new Board members will serve for three years, with terms beginning in July

Assessment Specialist- Test Developer Verbal-Writing

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Educational Testing Service is the world’s premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education, and government, we are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.

A test-development position is available in the Verbal and Writing Skills Assessment areas, which concentrate on assessments of writing and reading skills at the college and graduate school levels. An academic background in the Humanities is desirable for this position, although applicants with specialties in related disciplines will also be considered. Applicants must have extensive expertise in analyzing, writing, and editing texts; experience with constructed-response (essay) assessments and holistic scoring would also be helpful.


Business Writing

Business Writing
(University of Illinois at Chicago)

When you write, what are you thinking about? Are you thinking about yourself and your text or are you thinking about your reader? These are just a few of the critical questions professionals should ask themselves before picking up a pen or e-mailing a business memo.

Business Writing, part of the UIC Business Communication Certificate Program, can help you build confidence in your writing by improving your audience awareness. In this class you will learn how to make words work harder and eliminate fuzzy thinking. You will also review various types of business materials such as e-mails, memos, letters and reports.

Rhetoric and Technology Position at USF

Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition. Primary specialization in rhetoric and technology. A secondary interest in professional and technical writing would be an asset. Tenure-line. Ph.D. required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by the time classes begin in August 2007. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding scholarly potential. The teaching assignment will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching load. No assignment in administering undergraduate courses or labs. Salary and benefits competitive. Position contingent upon funding.