Asst Prof of English in Comp/Rhet

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

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialty in Composition and Rhetoric, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load. Specialization in developmental composition, technical/workplace writing, first-year composition, or assessment desirable. Teaching includes at least fifty percent general education writing courses with some opportunity to teach upper-level or graduate writing courses. 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 15th and will continue until 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.


Open-rank Composition Director position at the University of Southern Mississippi

The English Department at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured specialist in composition and rhetoric studies (rank open) to teach courses in writing and pedagogy and to direct the program in first-year writing. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Ph.D. granting institution that has an established commitment to service learning and has recently developed a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative that includes an expanded Writing Center and promotes curricular innovation and pedagogical development. The candidate will have an opportunity to take a leading role in promoting and developing the WAC initiative. The University serves a diverse population that includes many first-generation and non-traditional students; the institution and surrounding region offer rich opportunities for those interested in researching language and literacy in diverse communities.


Assistant Director, University Center for Writing-based Learning

Assistant Director of the University Center for Writing-Based Learning

The new University Center for Writing-based Learning at DePaul invites applications for a full-time (12-month) position as one of two Assistant Directors The successful applicant will support the Director in the development, implementation, and maintenance of writing initiatives and resources (including training materials, assignments, and classroom activities) for the Liberal Studies Program and major schools and programs across the university. Successful, independent delivery of writing workshops and one-to-one consultation with faculty from across the university expected, as well as co-supervision of graduate students involved in the Center’s Graduate Assistant Liaison Program. The Assistant Director for Faculty Development will teach three courses per year (one per quarter) in the First-Year Writing program.


Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track position to begin August 2007. Specialist in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Ph.D., scholarly potential, and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching required. Teaching load of four courses per semester will include freshman composition, an advanced composition course in public writing, and courses in a recently added Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentration. Send letter of application, vita, transcripts, statement of philosophy of teaching and research goals, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee­Professional Writing, Department of English and Modern Languages, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909.


WPA, Assistant Professors, and Instructors

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The Writing Program anticipates the following vacancies. Priority will be given to applications received by November 15th.

Director: Two- or three- year (renewable) position that may lead to tenure. AUC has a rapidly developing program in Rhetoric and Composition; the successful hire will help create and establish MA degree, add courses to the creative writing focus, and establish an already proposed writing minor. The position requires commitment to promoting effective teaching for freshmen and specialized upper level courses, experience with program administration and curriculum development, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. Duties include selecting and supervising a faculty of 30+, encouraging faculty development and program assessment activities, and serving as liaison to university departments. Rank open. Position # WP-1.


Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Tri-Cities

Washington State University at Tri-Cities was established to meet the educational and social needs of the larger community (both southeastern Washington and throughout the state). WSU-TC is a publicly-supported urban commuter college serving both traditional and non-traditional students, and is part of the greater Washington State University system.

The Department of English is seeking an Assistant Professor (ABD is acceptable) to teach introductory and intermediate college composition courses (3/3 load). The ideal candidate will be able to assume responsibility for the Writing Center and will be an integral part of the growing freshman writing program as WSU-TC begins admitting freshmen in August, 2007 (current students are upper-division only). Though not a tenure-track position, the 3-year contract is renewable, and duties will include participation on a variety of faculty committees and other responsibilities, as assigned by the Director of Liberal Arts.


Advanced Associate or Beg. Full Professor - Campus Writing Coordinator, University of California, Irvine

The Department of English and the Deans of Undergraduate Education and the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine are conducting a search at the advanced associate or beginning full professor level for the position of Campus Writing Coordinator. We are seeking candidates with experience in the teaching of writing, a record of research in the field, and administrative credentials. The Campus Writing Coordinator supports undergraduate writing instruction across the campus and promotes writing across the curriculum. The position was established in 2001 to foster a culture of writing at UC Irvine and thereby improve the quantity and quality of upper division writing instruction as well as the quality of students' writing in their disciplines. The successful candidate for this position will have experience helping culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students with a range of disciplinary writing genres. She or he will have demonstrated ability to work with faculty, lecturers, and TAs in creating effective writing courses and assignments and in improving writing pedagogy. Supported by a writing consultant and an administrative assistant and working closely with the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Campus Writing Coordinator offers consultations, workshops, and other resources to faculty, lecturers, and TAs across a broad variety of disciplines. In addition, the Campus Writing Coordinator teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the English Department. For more information about the Campus Writing Coordinator, see

Associate Professor - Composition Director, University of California, Irvine

The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a search at the associate professor level for a Composition Director. Advanced assistant professors with strong publication records and appropriate experience will be considered. We are seeking candidates with relevant administrative experience and with a primary scholarly specialization in any area of rhetoric and composition, TESOL, or applied linguistics. We also welcome candidates with a secondary specialization that complements one or more of the Department's interests in histories and theories of rhetoric, cultural studies, literary history, critical theory, media studies, digital literacies, or literary journalism.

Associate or Assistant Professor, Writing Program Director, Ball State University

Rhetoric and Composition. Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor, available August 17, 2007. Responsibilities: administration of University Writing Program; teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition. Direct Graduate Students.
Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field of English; three years experience in Writing Program Administration; record of sustained scholarship, publications and presentations in primary area(s) of scholarship; six semesters successful college teaching.
Preferred qualifications: Research and graduate teaching experience in Rhetoric and Composition; record of effective teaching; knowledge and experience with writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines; experience with overseeing the application of computer technology to writing instruction; familiarity with a National Writing Project site.


Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies who will help direct the Northern Virginia Writing Project, beginning Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, English, or English Education, along with experience and/or scholarship in K-12 teaching and in composition pedagogy. Additional research interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: writing across the curriculum, writing-to-learn, assessment, teaching of literature.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development. After three years as associate director, the candidate will become director of the Writing Project. The Northern Virginia Writing Project, established in 1978, currently serves over 1900 educators each year, K-University, with a summer institute, in-service courses, conferences, and workshops. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, writing across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.