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Assistant Professor, English

Position Announcement: Salt Lake Community College

POSTED: December 1, 2005.

CLOSES: Open until filled. Projected starting date: Fall, 2006. Priority consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2006.

POSITION TITLE: FACULTY POSITION IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION with emphasis in Technical and Professional Communication
(1 position, tenure track)

REPORTS TO: Chair, English Dept.

STARTING SALARY: $29,534 to $37,642 (subject to change with 2006-07 faculty salary schedule)

MAJOR FUNCTION: Under general supervision, prepare and teach Technical and Professional Communication, English Composition, and other English courses as needed. Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

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First-Year Writing Faculty, St. John's University

Position Announcements

Full-time Writing Faculty to teach first-year composition.

St. John's University invites applications for contract faculty positions on our campuses in Queens and Staten Island, New York to begin late August 2006. These are full-time, non-tenure-track positions, renewable annually up to six times for a total of seven years. Faculty receive the same medical and dental benefits as tenure-track faculty. Salaries are contingent upon teaching experience and degrees, but will generally be in the low-50k range for candidates with doctorates, and in the mid-40k range for candidates without.

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Writing Center Director

Writing Center Director
University of Toledo – College of Arts & Sciences

Nine-month faculty administrative appointment to manage an established University writing center and direct an Arts and Sciences WAC program. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of current theories that underpin tutoring and tutor training and possess a sound pedagogical vision that integrates WAC and faculty development. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, preferably in rhetoric/composition, have writing center administrative experience, and have published in recognized journals that focus on theory and practice in writing, writing centers, and/or writing across the curriculum. Hiring is anticipated at the rank of tenure-track assistant or tenure-track/tenured associate professor within the Department of English Language and Literature; the position reports to the dean. The negotiable teaching load will include general composition, upper-division, and graduate-level courses.

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WPA: Clemson University

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition

The English Department at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured position as Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to direct Clemson’s First-Year Composition program. Candidates should have an established scholarly record and experience directing an undergraduate writing program. Candidates with research and teaching experience in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is an excellent opportunity for a WPA to join a department and university that is nationally recognized for its commitment to the teaching of writing and innovative pedagogy.

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Program Features for Composition Forum

Composition Forum invites submissions to the Program Profile section of the journal. These profiles should describe the ways in which theories and pedagogies shape individual writing programs. Composition Forum considers writing programs in its most inclusive definition, including first-year composition programs, writing-across-the-discipline and/or writing-in-the discipline programs, graduate programs in rhetoric and composition, and undergraduate major or certificate programs in writing.

Program Profiles are generally 2,000 to 4,000 words, although longer or shorter profiles may be considered.

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Director of Freshman Writing, Drexel University

Drexel University is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to serve as the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, housed in the Department of English and Philosophy (www.drexel.edu/coas.engphil). This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2006.

Duties of the Director of the Freshman Writing Program would include setting the goals and objectives of Drexel’s first-year writing program, designing and developing the program’s curriculum, administering the delivery of freshman writing courses (between 90 and 120 sections each term), supervising and coordinating faculty teaching in the program, and representing the Program within the university and in writing program administration organizations. The candidate will have an opportunity to be an active voice in the planning and development of Drexel writing initiatives.

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