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Assistant Coordinator of Writing Center

Seton Hill University seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, professional staff position of Assistant Coordinator of the Writing Center. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and must be able to work cooperatively with various constituencies within the university community. Applicant must have experience in teaching and working with students from limited income or first generation backgrounds and international students. Computing knowledge is required. Experience teaching and assessing ESL students is a plus. Requires a Master’s degree in English, Education, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, or related field. Salary: upper $20K. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and name and phone number of three references by June 9, 2006 to: Marcia R. Pratt, Director of C.A.P.S., Seton Hill University, Box 508F, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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Administrator of Lower Division Studies

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ADMINISTRATOR OF LOWER DIVISION STUDIES The English Department at the University of Houston is accepting applications for the position of Administrator of Lower Division. The Administrator of Lower Division will work closely with faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and the Director of the Writing Center to coordinate our Lower Division writing courses, including core composition courses, and courses in writing in the discipline and writing about literature; will help develop and implement our writing curriculum; will oversee the training and supervision of new Lower Division writing instructors; and will work with the Chair to develop course scheduling. While this is primarily an administrative position, there will also be opportunities for teaching within the program.
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Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment)

Clark Atlanta University is seeking a Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment), an undergraduate writing improvement program. The director will provide leadership, faculty support, planning, resource development and program assessment.

Duties will include periodic assessment of the WISE program; development of rubrics, modules and training workshops for faculty; hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring WISE staff, including peer faculty assistants and tutors; serve as an advocate for WISE and its objectives on campus; initiate and support proposals from outside agencies; coordinate collaborations between other writing and faculty development programs on campus; and enhance writing instruction with appropriate technologies.

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Promotion Issues and Appropriate Degrees

This is a request for information regarding the issue of promotion and appropriate degrees. Although the policy may vary by institution, I am wondering if other institutions have promoted (as in rank) people who direct a writing program who do not have English degrees but have appropriate related degrees. In our case at La Sierra University (small, comprehensive Christian institution in CA), we have a person directing our Basic English, particularly writing, program who has been told she cannot be promoted beyond the rank of instructor since she holds 1) only an MA, and 2) her MA is an MA in Education (from Claremont)and not in English.

English Faculty/Writing Center Coordinator

Build an academic career in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. If teaching is your passion not just a career PVCC is the place for you.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The college enrolls over 4000 credit and 2000 non-credit students per semester in college transfer and workforce development courses and programs. PVCC is known throughout the community and the Virginia Community College System for its exceptional faculty and staff, the quality of its programs and services, and the success of its students.

PVCC is searching for an English faculty member. This is a five-year, grant-funded position with fulltime fall/spring semester duties split 50% teaching and 50% as writing center coordinator; and part-time summer duties as writing center coordinator (additional stipend paid for summer duties). The successful candidate will teach a variety of English courses to include: developmental and college transfer level courses and provide leadership in the development and management of a new writing center. A master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in English is required. Preference will be given to candidates with prior community college teaching and writing center experience. A detailed job description and application procedures are available at http://www.pvcc.edu/humanr/PVCCEmployment/Employment.asp.

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CFP Advance(d) Composition: Undergraduate Majors and the Future of the Discipline

Call for Proposals—Edited Collection
Advance(d) Composition:
Undergraduate Majors and the Future of the Discipline

Greg Giberson, Ph.D., Salisbury University
Tom Moriarty, Ph.D., Salisbury University

Recently, undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition have begun to spring up around the country. These programs go by many names and take on many forms. There is little doubt that the continuing growth of undergraduate degrees in Rhetoric and Composition will have a significant impact on the future of R/C as a discipline. The primary goal of this edited collection is to investigate the development of undergraduate majors in Rhetoric and Composition (by whatever name(s) it happens to be assigned) and the various impacts those majors will have on the future of the discipline. Possible topics for discussion include:

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Appropriate degrees for renwable lecturers

Our department is in the process of moving to renewable terms for lecturers in our writing program, and the question has come up as to what consitutes appropriate degrees for the faculty in renewable terms. Currently we have primarily PhDs and MFAs as lecturers with a few MAs in English. The administration wants to implement policies that are consistent across the departments and one of their questions concerns what degrees for renewablelecturers are in line with best practices. The standard for continuing positions at our school has been a terminal degree but if many schools have renewable terms for lecturers who hold MAs, it would be helpful to know that.

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