DePaul University, Full-Time Positions in Writing

The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD) invites applications for full-time, non-tenure-track positions to teach first-year writing, business writing, and technical writing beginning in September 2011. These one-year contract positions, which include full benefits, are currently renewable for a maximum of six years dependent upon performance and budget. We seek candidates with a clear commitment to undergraduate writing instruction; experience teaching writing successfully to students of varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse student population. Opportunities are available, depending on preparation and experience, to teach in an innovative liberal studies program and other WRD programs.

Successful candidates will teach three courses per term (a nine-course load on the quarter system) and contribute to an active and dynamic independent writing department in capacities related to teaching, attending staff development meetings, mentoring part-time faculty, and participating in portfolio assessment. WRD includes contingent faculty representation in its Voting Assembly. Applicants must have at least an MA in rhetoric and composition or an equivalent field by September 2011. Recent coursework in rhetoric and composition pedagogy is highly desirable.

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Please electronically submit a cover letter and CV online. Also, please send three letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio--teaching philosophy statement, sample assignments/activities, commentary on student work, representative teaching evaluations, and or similar representations of pedagogical activity and experience--to Peter Vandenberg, Chair, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL, 60614. (pvandenb at  Application materials must be received by April 15, 2010. We will be available to meet with candidates at CCCC in Atlanta.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.