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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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Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts (CFP)

Call for Papers—Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts

We invite contributions for an edited collection, Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts, which attempts to close existing gaps in international conversations among second language writing scholars in elementary and secondary schools, two-year colleges, post-secondary institutions, and community programs. Much current scholarship on second language writing comes out of post-secondary institutions in the United States. This volume attempts to build bridges between this context and other sites of second language writing research, theory, and pedagogy.

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Call for Proposals, WPA at MLA Panels, December 2006, Philadlphia, PA

Call for Proposals: WPA Sessions at MLA
December, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

The WPA Executive Board and the committee on WPA at MLA (Dominic Delli Carpini, Eli Goldblatt, and Rebecca Moore Howard) invite proposals for 2 panels to be held at the December, 2006 convention of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia, PA.

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Associate Director of Writing Program/Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Kentucky

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky has been authorized to fill a postdoctoral position for its Writing Program. This appointment, to begin 1 August 2006, is a two-year, non-renewable position with three-fold responsibilities: research, teaching, and Writing Program administration. A competitive salary includes benefits and travel funds. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.s in composition, creative writing, linguistics, literature, or film; experience in TA supervision and/or writing program administration is desirable. The Associate Director has a 1-1 teaching load and works closely with a faculty mentor on his or her own research or creative project while helping to supervise teaching assistants and part-time instructors and to develop mentor programs and in-service workshops. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, vita and dossier or three letters of recommendation to Recruitment Committee, Department of English, 1203 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027 (AA/EOE). Review of candidates will begin March 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview at 4C’s.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University Writing Program, University of Notre Dame

The University Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame announces a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in rhetoric and composition, renewable for one additional year. Applicants should have PhD in hand by fall 2006. Responsibilities entail teaching a three/three load of First-Year Composition, mentoring new teachers of writing, and serving on the Program’s curriculum committee. Experience in portfolio assessment preferred. Notre Dame is committed to low student/faculty ratios. Salary is $30,000 and is pending. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and a writing sample to Dr.

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Tenure-track positions in writing: U of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Assistant Professor in Writing

The Department of Writing and Speech at the University of Central Arkansas announces the availability of two tenure-track positions beginning in the fall of 2006. Successful candidates should have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Our primary need is for specialists in composition theory and pedagogy. College teaching preferred. Successful candidates would also ideally have a second area of emphasis in one of the following areas: rhetoric, writing center administration, linguistics, writing across-the-curriculum, creative writing or technical writing.

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Roundtable Discussants Needed - WPA 2006

Are FYC courses your school taught primarily by faculty (“regular” and/or temporary)? If so, I ask you to consider participating in a roundtable discussion I’m proposing for WPA 2006.

WPA scholarship tends to ignore, I believe, those of us in institutions where FYC courses are staffed primarily, if not exclusively, by faculty. I’m interested in widening our profession’s conception of WPA work and identity by looking at the locations in which we work and the roles place, location, and culture play in our work. If your FYC courses are staffed primarily by a relatively stable cadre of faculty on some kind of continuing appointment and would like to participate in this roundtable discussion, please email me at sduffey@georgiasouthern.edu. Include a brief description of your staff, the kind of institution you work at, and perhaps a question or two you think your position raises about WPA theory, practice, or scholarship. I’ll put together a group whose “locations” might be expected to bring up a diversity of issues.

Assistant Professor, Composition

Assistant Professor of Composition

Seton Hill University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Composition, beginning Fall, 2006. The faculty member will teach developmental composition courses to traditional age and non-traditional aged students and may be asked to assist with faculty development activities in conjunction with the Writing Coordinator.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric and have tangible experience working with developmental writers. An outstanding candidate who has completed all but the dissertation may be considered.

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CFP: Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

MLA Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

Papers that address the influence of technology on rhetorical theory and/or the influence of rhetorical theory on technology (theory, development, application). 300-word abstracts by 10 Mar.; Morris Young (youngms1@muohio.edu).

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Morris Young

Associate Professor of English

Faculty Affiliate in American Studies

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