2 Writing Positions at Case Western Reserve (Cleveland)

The department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University has two positions available. The first is for a tenure-track faculty member to contribute to a PhD concentration in Writing History and Theory (WHiT) and develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate level writing in the disciplines courses. The strongest applications will be those that demonstrate evidence of an active research program in science writing, narrative medicine or other forms of professional and academic writing including ESL. The department is central to ongoing development of the writing curriculum in the university's distinctive undergraduate general-education curriculum, SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship), which


Basic writing wiki help

Hello (and apologies for cross-posting),

I am teaching a graduate class on the teaching of basic writing this term, and we are now into the sixth week of the course. We need your help. The major project for the course is to add to the wonderful wiki resource that Linda Adler-Kassner's graduate students posted last spring. If you are not familiar with it, take a look at

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor Rhet/Comp Louisiana State University

Rhetoric and Composition/Tenure-track

Louisiana State University
Department of English
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

In the fourth year of an initiative that will eventually add fourteen professorial positions to our faculty, the Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for a position in Rhetoric and Composition to teach in its undergraduate Writing and Culture Concentration and its graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Specialization open, but interest in one or more of the following is a plus: histories of rhetoric or composition theory and pedagogy, literacy studies, new media studies, or writing program administration. The position is tenure-track with preference at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor.


Coordinator, Entry-Level Writing Requirement & English Language Learners/Lecturer with Security of Employment

The Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer with Security of Employment/Coordinator of the UC Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR), to start 7/1/07. The ELWR Coordinator oversees an instructional program serving approximately 40% of incoming freshmen; teaches and supervises progress of English language learners; takes a leading role in program design and development; and serves as a liaison between the Writing Program and the Registrar, college advising, and Learning Support Services.


Department Chair sought at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar and educator for the position of Chair of the Department of English and Linguistics. The department has 24 tenure-track faculty with specialties in creative writing, film, folklore, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition. Approximately 200 undergraduates and 20 graduate students are earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees from the department. IPFW is a campus of approximately 12,000 students located in the second-largest city in the state (approximately 200,000 residents)—an area that offers many cultural, recreational, and sporting opportunities.


Prison education

I'm in a composition seminar doing my paper on my experiences as a teacher in a state prison--specifically on writing/ participation (in its various forms)/ education providing a "voice" inmates may not develop otherwise. Does anyone have suggestions re: source material? I'm still checking out lots of sources looking for material that will address my particular topic. Thanks if you can help!

Assistant Professor in African-American Rhetoric


The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, emphasizing African-American rhetoric and pedagogy to begin Fall semester 2007. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition (we offer a concentration in rhetoric and composition at the undergraduate level), but with some teaching in the core curriculum (freshman composition)and/or junior-level writing.


Composition-Rhetoric and Ethnic American Literature (TT)

Assistant Professor of English, Composition and Ethnic American literature. The Willamette University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position primarily in Composition, preferably with a strong preparation in either Latino/a literature or Native American literature. Ideal candidates will have the Ph.D. and publications in their field, and will be prepared to teach writing and literature courses, to participate in the continual development of writing across the curriculum at Willamette, and to assist in directing the Writing Center. Applications should include a short essay (1000 words maximum) on your approaches to teaching and your expected contribution to a department both generalist and interdisciplinary. Please send essay, letter of application, vitae, and contact information for three references to Gretchen Flesher Moon, Chair, Department of English, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301. Review begins 3 November 2006.

Asst Prof of English in Secondary Education

Northwest Missouri State University
English, Maryville, MO 64468
Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialty in Secondary Education, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load, with one quarter release time for supervising student teachers and program coordination. Teaching includes general education freshman composition and literature classes as well as classes in area of specialty. Earned doctorate, successful teaching experience at the college level, student support, departmental and university service, and ongoing scholarship required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching dependent on departmental needs. Send letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Hobbs, Chair, Department of English, Colden Hall, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Screening will begin November 1st and will continue until position is filled. Application will be acknowledged by letter. Inquire to or (660) 562-1265. Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.


Instructor in English with Comp/Rhet Specialization

Northwest Missouri State University
English, Maryville, MO 64468
Instructor of English

Renewable, non-tenure track Instructor position, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load of developmental writing, general education freshman composition, and advanced composition courses. Generalist with expertise in composition and developmental English highly desirable. Masters degree and successful teaching experience at the college level required; student support and university service expected. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference, and contact information for three additional references to Dr. Michael Hobbs, Chair, Department of English, Colden Hall, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Screening will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews at the 2006 MLA convention in Philadelphia. Application will be acknowledged by letter. Inquire to or (660) 562-1265. Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.