I am just experimenting with this feature. Please disregard.
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines
Hi folks. Attached is the call for proposals for this year's WPA Research Grants. Please look it over, and if you have questions, don't hesitate to write to me off-list. Thanks.
University of Florida
MLA Sessions of Interest to WPAs:
WPA Panels at 2005 MLA in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 29 December
599. Writing Program Administration and (Multi)Media
7:15-8:30 p.m., Hoover, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
- "The More Things Change"
Deborah H. Holdstein, Northern Illinois University
- "Breaking (the) News: Changing Stories about Writing and Writers in Mainstream Media through the WPA Network for Media Action"
Linda Adler-Kassner, Eastern Michigan University
- "Coming Soon to a Writing Program Near You"
Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- "Multi-Media Archives and the Documentation of WPAs' Intellectual Work"
Shirley K Rose, Purdue University
Iâ€™ve just returned from a short trip to Chattanooga to get a preview of the site of our 2006 WPA conference and workshop in July, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn and Convention Center (http://www.choochoo.com/). Local Committee leaders Lauren Ingraham, Jennifer Beech, and James Inman and I took a tour of the meetings rooms where our conference sessions will be held and got a good look at many of the other features of the hotel developed around this historic site, including train cars converted into sleeping rooms and train station transformed into hotel lobby. After the tour, we met for about an hour of conference program planning, then caught the electric shuttle for a 10-minute ride from the hotel to downtown for lunch.
Please note these additional MLA sessions of interest to WPAs:
(information about sessions sponsored by the council of Writing Program Administrators and sessions sponsored by the Teaching of Writing Division is available at http://wpacouncil.org/node/178)
*329. Ancient Rhetorics and Contemporary Pedagogies
Wednesday, 28 December
7:15â€“8:30 p.m., Wilson A, Marriott Wardman Park
Presiding: Don Bialostosky, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
If you're interested in WPA knowedge or in how WPAs develop knowledge, check out Glenn Blalock and Rich Haswell's new web resource for WPAs. From the home page of CompFAQs:
CompFAQs is a Wiki site, an extension of CompPile, meant to be a space for collaborating on answers to questions we pose regularly as writing teachers and as administrators of writing programs.
Director, Composition Program
Lecturer with Security of Employment
The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Assistant, advanced Assistant, or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2006-07; the WPA has a 2/1 teaching load per academic year, including undergraduate and graduate teaching, and thesis and dissertation supervision. The WPA will work with and supervise Associate and Assistant Directors of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the Director and Associate Director of the Writing Center, and the Coordinator of Developmental English. The WPA will also be responsible for supervising graduate teaching assistant training and coordinating outcomes assessments for the individual programs listed above as well as for the English Department as a whole. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison between the English Department and other University departments and programs, providing leadership and assistance in the development of cross-disciplinary writing programs and initiatives. The WPA must be an active researcher--preferably in two or more of the following areas: writing program administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, and writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in technical writing, educational technology, distance learning, learning communities, or service learning is desirable. Minimal qualifications are a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field as well as experience as a writing program administrator or a similar administrative position. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials/experience; salary is based on a nine-month contract. Summer teaching is a possibility. Located in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area, UTA is rated a Doctoral/Research Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 if applicants wish to be considered for an MLA interview. Position open until filled. Send letter of application and CV to Professor Kevin Porter, Chair, WPA Search Committee, English Department, P.O. Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0035. UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.