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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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CFP: Special Issue of _Composition Studies_: The Writing Major

Call for Proposals: Special Issue of Composition Studies on The Writing Major

Guest Editors: Linda Adler-Kassner, Heidi Estrem, and Written Communication colleagues at Eastern Michigan University

In response to developments in writing technologies, students’ conceptions of writing and reading, and new scholarship in the field of composition studies, many writing programs and majors have begun to rethink how writing is defined, studied, and enacted. Along with this redefinition have come new approaches and curricula. For a special issue of Composition Studies, we invite proposals that theorize or explore the creation of the new Writing Major, freestanding program, or department.

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12/15/05 proposal deadline: East Central Writing Centers Association Conference

Conference Theme: The Work at Hand: Investigation, Articulation, and Labor in the Center -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP): One of the most persistent problems in writing center work is enabling our institutions and campus communities to understand what we do, why we do it, and how we do it—at least enough to trust the work we are doing. As we struggle for this collective understanding, which can extend to our sense of in/exclusion in/from the academic community and our sense of how our work is valued there, we also fight for autonomy and self-determination that other academic entities seldom enjoy. At times, our field can seem at odds with itself in pursuing these seemingly conflicting goals of inclusion and autonomy, and at a loss for articulating in meaningful ways for others how we know what we do is working. Somehow, we know that our work is very different and needs to be so; others have not always understood that.
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Lecturer

Position Announcement
Lecturers, University Writing Program
2005-2006

The UC Davis University Writing Program invites applications for full-time Lecturers able to teach a wide range of writing courses, primarily at the upper-division level. We are especially interested in applicants experienced in teaching writing in the sciences, business and technical writing, legal writing, writing in the health professions, and writing in the academic disciplines. Ph.D. required.

One-year appointments (with possibility of renewal) beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year. Teaching load: 7 courses over 3 quarters. Starting salary: $38,328.00, with benefits. Positions contingent on funding. Interviews at CCCC and on the campus.

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2 MLA Sessions on Scholarly Publishing

Here are two more "can't miss" sessions on electronic journals and digital publishing:

Thursday, 29 December
351. Electronic Journals 2005
8:30–9:45 a.m., Delaware Suite A, Marriott
Program arranged by the Committee on Information Technology

Presiding: Irene Thompson, George Washington Univ.

  1. “Romantic Circles and Romantic Circles Praxis,” Steven E. Jones, Loyola Univ., Chicago; Orrin Nan Chung Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  2. "The Writing Instructor,” David Blakesley, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
  3. “Romanticism on the Net,” Bruce Edward Graver, Providence Coll.; Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Univ. of Montreal
  4. "Language Learning and Technology,” David Hiple, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Thursday, 29 December
493. Digital Scholarly Publishing: Beyond the Crisis
1:45–3:00 p.m., Maryland Suite C, Marriott
Program arranged by the National Council of Teachers of English

Call for Nominations

November 2005
Call for Nominations for WPA Executive Board

WPA will hold elections for three Executive Board members this spring.

Executive Board members election:

We will be saying goodbye and thank you to Executive Board members Lauren Fitzgerald, Greg Glau, and Raul Sanchez. We therefore invite your 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 of 2006.

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