Assistant Professor, Professional/Technical Writing, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Professional/Technical Writing, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in professional or technical communication, rhetoric, composition, or a related field. Strong background in technology required. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: computers and writing, writing in the workplace, governmental or organizational communication, visual communication, usability studies, and ethnography.

GMU is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with strong opportunities for research collaborations with government and industry. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also be interested in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division technical and digital writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, web design, editing, and technical writing.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, George Mason U

Tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or English and a strong record of publication in Rhet/Comp. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: rhetorical history/theory, visual rhetoric, multicultural and/or feminist rhetorics, ethnography, genre theory.

In addition to an active publishing agenda, candidates should be strong graduate and undergraduate teachers and demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, writing across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.


Assistant or Associate Professor and Writing Program Administrator

Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure track or tenure position of Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2007-08; 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 the Director of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the 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 theory and administration, writing center theory and administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in ESL, 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, UT Arlington 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, writing sample, 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. Email contact: UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Tenure Track Rhetoric and Composition Position at Columbia College Chicago

The English Department of Columbia College Chicago invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning August 2007. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition with scholarly and teaching interests in the area of basic writing. Experience teaching college reading is also desirable.

To apply send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, 10-15 page writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample teaching materials (e.g., syllabus, unit plan, in-class activity) to Kilian McCurrie, Chair, Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Columbia College, English Department, 600 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605. Review of applications will begin November 13. Interviews at MLA.


Assistant Professor at U. of Nevada, Reno

*** Assistant Professor--Rhetoric and Composition The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition, to be filled at the level of assistant professor. Primary expertise must be in rhetorical theory and composition studies. Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, ESL or second-language writing, critical race studies/ethnic rhetorics, technology studies, new media, discourse studies, and secondary education. The faculty member will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and Core Writing classes as part of a dynamic faculty that includes a growing number of specialists in rhetoric and composition. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. A strong record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. PhD must be completed by July 1, 2007. Competitive starting salary.

Associate Professor--Writing Center Director

The University of Alabama will be hiring an associate level, tenure-track Writing Center Director. The Director will join the composition/rhetoric faculty at UA's English Department and will work with the Director of Composition to create and design a renovated Writing Center. The position begins 8/16/07.

The Director will be responsible for training, mentoring, and supervising tutors; conducting writing center research and assessment; creating and holding writing workshops; developing campus and community outreach; developing an on-line writing center; teaching graduate courses in the department's PhD program in composition and rhetoric; and teaching undergraduate courses as needed.


Assistant Professor--Composition/Rhetoric (Research Methods)

The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Composition/Rhetoric specializing in composition research methodology. Desired secondary area: assessment; critical pedagogy; history of rhetoric; or ethnic, cultural, or working class rhetorics. The position begins 8/16/07. Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses; maintain active research and publication agenda. Typical teaching load is 2/2.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or related field; experience teaching composition at the college or university level; publications and/or presentations in area of specialization; ability to teach core courses in composition/rhetoric PhD program. Preferred qualificaitons: dissertation in composition research methodology; writing program administration.


Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, UTK

Tenure-Track Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related fields by August 1, 2007. Along with evidence of effective teaching, they should show promise of distinguished scholarship that addresses both rhetoric and composition and emphasizes at least one of the following areas: research methods and design, literacy studies, composition theory, and theories of pedagogy. Interest and experience in writing program administration and TA training are desirable. We also welcome candidates with secondary interests in ethnic rhetorics, literacies, and/or languages (e.g., African-American rhetorical cultures, digital literacy, second language writing, and global Englishes). Duties include active participation in both graduate and undergraduate programs, plus significant research and publication. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel. UT, a "Doctoral/Research Extensive" institution, is the flagship university in the state system. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Applications due by November 1, 2006, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Send letter of application, vita, and 1-2 page abstract of dissertation or recent research project to David Goslee, Associate Head, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


Montclair State University Seeks Faculty Director for Center for Writing Excellence

Montclair State University, the second-largest and fastest-growing state university in New Jersey, invites applications to fill an associate or full professor position to develop and direct the university’s new Center for Writing Excellence to start in the Fall 2007 semester. Applicants should have expertise in composition/rhetoric and writing center theory and practice, with secondary expertise in such areas as WAC/WID, teacher education, community writing, or ESL. The Director will need to be able to reach across disciplinary boundaries and develop programs with college as well as university-wide programs. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and administrative skills and a record of accomplishment in developing writing-related centers, programs or other initiatives. With primary responsibility for developing and implementing a new university-wide Center for Writing Excellence at an institution committed to changing the culture of writing on campus, the successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda and teach 1/1, with opportunity to teach graduate courses in Writing Studies and undergraduate courses in teacher education and first year writing. Initial interviews to be held at the December MLA meeting in Philadelphia or via phone.

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Department of English
North Carolina State University
Position Vacancy Number: T06-41-0614

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks an Associate Professor to join its programs in technical communication, professional writing, and digital media in August 2007. We seek both applications and nominations.

Position Description: Duties include teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses in technical communication, digital media, professional writing, and/or rhetoric of science and technology (3-2 base teaching load). Duties also include advising students, maintaining an active research and publication program, and engaging in professional and university service.