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.

Grammar After Grammar School

Grammar After Grammar School
(Grammar Workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago)

Most people can live a successful, fulfilling life without ever really knowing what a dangling modifier is or exactly what to do with a semicolon. However, many of these same people may find themselves the "victims of good fortune," where they have suddenly received a professional promotion or find themselves about to step into a dream opportunity that requires them to write for the scrutinizing eyes of others.

Why wait until this happens? Register now for our Grammar Workshop and learn how to tighten up elements of grammar and style necessary for good, respectable, communicative writing.

Tenure Track Position, Florida International University

Position Announcement: The English department at Florida International University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric/Composition, with a secondary field in the long 18th c. Primary expertise must be in rhetoric and composition. Desired areas of interest include, but are not limited to, ethnic rhetorics, global Englishes, professional writing, and new media. Teaching will include undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in rhetoric/composition and, secondarily, in the long 18th century.


Associate Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of English

Academic Professional, Associate Director of Rhetoric
The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-line position as Associate Director of Rhetoric. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Rhetoric in leading two first-year writing programs, the Freshman Rhetoric Program and the Academic Writing Program. That collaboration will include involvement in the development of curricula, materials, and policies as well as in instructor development programs and day-to-day administration. Among other responsibilities, the associate director will work daily with graduate assistant directors and advisors as well as a large staff of teaching assistants and a modest number of full-time adjunct instructors, will support advanced composition courses in rhetoric, and will help host the annual English Articulation Conference for two- and four-year college writing and literature instructors in Illinois. The associate director will teach one course per semester (typically including a seminar for new instructors) and will join an active cross-disciplinary community in rhetoric and writing studies. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, or related field in hand by start date (July 16, 2007); a strong record of teaching in relevant programs; a record of professional/ scholarly accomplishments; and significant administrative experience. Administrative experience in a first-year college writing program is preferred; experience gained as a graduate-student administrator is acceptable. Salary commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by November 15, 2006. Send to: Paul Prior, Director of Rhetoric, attention: Terry Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-2390. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Tenure Track Composition Position - York College, CUNY

City University of New York, York College
Assistant Professor of English

York College, a senior college of the City University of New York, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) specializing in composition. Doctorate and primary research program in composition and rhetoric or a related field required, as well as two years teaching of writing at the college level. Course assignments include writing courses at both freshman and advanced levels; contract provides released time for research to tenure-track candidates. Experience with basic writing, ESL, WAC, and online teaching are assets. Candidates with experience and interest in writing program administration are especially desired. To begin September 1, 2007; must have completed doctorate by 30 June. York, located in southeast Queens, is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Send letter of application and curriculum vitae by December 15 to the attention of Professor Cynthia R. Haller, Department of English, York College/CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451.


Writing Women's Lives - A Revision Workshop

Have you ever tried chronicling the events of your life? Do you need help bringing clarity to your writing? If so, join the UIC Writers Series this fall for Writing Women’s Lives – A Revision Workshop.

This four-week memoir writing course is just what you need to make your memoir come alive! Sharing your life story is an important way to document your history. Learn to incorporate the following memoir writing techniques into your work:

• How to be cinematic
• How to use concrete sensory images
• How to be specific
• How to write what you feel
• And more!

If you are familiar with the memoir writing genre and already have a work-in-progress that needs to be revised or polished (at least several pages long), Writing Women’s Lives – A Revision Workshop is the class for you.

First-Year Writing Instructors

The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for full-time writing faculty to teach first-year writing, beginning August 2007. These are contract positions, renewable annually for a total of seven years; faculty receive full benefits and competitive salaries. Candidates will work closely with existing writing faculty, with the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies, and Writing Center Directors. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load. Qualifications: doctorate or terminal degree with primary or secondary area in composition preferred. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Director, Writing Across the Curriculum

The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor of English, beginning August 2007, to design and direct the University's first Writing Across the Curriculum program. The candidate will work with the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies and Writing Center Directors to design workshops and WAC/WID initiatives throughout the University; develop University-wide assessment projects; create a Writing Fellows program; and create writing and rhetoric courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.