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Visiting Assistant Professor In Business and Technical Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor in Business and Technical Writing. August 28, 2006-May 13, 2007. Ph.D. required. Evidence of successful teaching in business and technical writing required. Teaching load of 3/3 includes courses in basic business writing, technical writing, graduate courses in report writing and Writing for MBAs, as well as freshman composition. Salary is $40,000. Send letters of application, CV, dossier, and sample teaching materials to Dr. Joseph Ceccio, Chair-Visiting Assistant Professor Search, Department of English, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1906 by March 27, 2006.

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Associate Director of Writing Program/Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Kentucky

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky has been authorized to fill a postdoctoral position for its Writing Program. This appointment, to begin 1 August 2006, is a two-year, non-renewable position with three-fold responsibilities: research, teaching, and Writing Program administration. A competitive salary includes benefits and travel funds. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.s in composition, creative writing, linguistics, literature, or film; experience in TA supervision and/or writing program administration is desirable. The Associate Director has a 1-1 teaching load and works closely with a faculty mentor on his or her own research or creative project while helping to supervise teaching assistants and part-time instructors and to develop mentor programs and in-service workshops. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, vita and dossier or three letters of recommendation to Recruitment Committee, Department of English, 1203 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027 (AA/EOE). Review of candidates will begin March 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview at 4C’s.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University Writing Program, University of Notre Dame

The University Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame announces a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in rhetoric and composition, renewable for one additional year. Applicants should have PhD in hand by fall 2006. Responsibilities entail teaching a three/three load of First-Year Composition, mentoring new teachers of writing, and serving on the Program’s curriculum committee. Experience in portfolio assessment preferred. Notre Dame is committed to low student/faculty ratios. Salary is $30,000 and is pending. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and a writing sample to Dr.

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Tenure-track positions in writing: U of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Assistant Professor in Writing

The Department of Writing and Speech at the University of Central Arkansas announces the availability of two tenure-track positions beginning in the fall of 2006. Successful candidates should have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Our primary need is for specialists in composition theory and pedagogy. College teaching preferred. Successful candidates would also ideally have a second area of emphasis in one of the following areas: rhetoric, writing center administration, linguistics, writing across-the-curriculum, creative writing or technical writing.

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Assistant Professor, Composition

Assistant Professor of Composition

Seton Hill University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Composition, beginning Fall, 2006. The faculty member will teach developmental composition courses to traditional age and non-traditional aged students and may be asked to assist with faculty development activities in conjunction with the Writing Coordinator.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric and have tangible experience working with developmental writers. An outstanding candidate who has completed all but the dissertation may be considered.

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Assistant Professor, English

Position Announcement: Salt Lake Community College

POSTED: December 1, 2005.

CLOSES: Open until filled. Projected starting date: Fall, 2006. Priority consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2006.

POSITION TITLE: FACULTY POSITION IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION with emphasis in Technical and Professional Communication
(1 position, tenure track)

REPORTS TO: Chair, English Dept.

STARTING SALARY: $29,534 to $37,642 (subject to change with 2006-07 faculty salary schedule)

MAJOR FUNCTION: Under general supervision, prepare and teach Technical and Professional Communication, English Composition, and other English courses as needed. Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

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First-Year Writing Faculty, St. John's University

Position Announcements

Full-time Writing Faculty to teach first-year composition.

St. John's University invites applications for contract faculty positions on our campuses in Queens and Staten Island, New York to begin late August 2006. These are full-time, non-tenure-track positions, renewable annually up to six times for a total of seven years. Faculty receive the same medical and dental benefits as tenure-track faculty. Salaries are contingent upon teaching experience and degrees, but will generally be in the low-50k range for candidates with doctorates, and in the mid-40k range for candidates without.

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Writing Center Director

Writing Center Director
University of Toledo – College of Arts & Sciences

Nine-month faculty administrative appointment to manage an established University writing center and direct an Arts and Sciences WAC program. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of current theories that underpin tutoring and tutor training and possess a sound pedagogical vision that integrates WAC and faculty development. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate area, preferably in rhetoric/composition, have writing center administrative experience, and have published in recognized journals that focus on theory and practice in writing, writing centers, and/or writing across the curriculum. Hiring is anticipated at the rank of tenure-track assistant or tenure-track/tenured associate professor within the Department of English Language and Literature; the position reports to the dean. The negotiable teaching load will include general composition, upper-division, and graduate-level courses.

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WPA: Clemson University

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition

The English Department at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured position as Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to direct Clemson’s First-Year Composition program. Candidates should have an established scholarly record and experience directing an undergraduate writing program. Candidates with research and teaching experience in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is an excellent opportunity for a WPA to join a department and university that is nationally recognized for its commitment to the teaching of writing and innovative pedagogy.

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Director of Freshman Writing, Drexel University

Drexel University is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to serve as the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, housed in the Department of English and Philosophy (www.drexel.edu/coas.engphil). This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2006.

Duties of the Director of the Freshman Writing Program would include setting the goals and objectives of Drexel’s first-year writing program, designing and developing the program’s curriculum, administering the delivery of freshman writing courses (between 90 and 120 sections each term), supervising and coordinating faculty teaching in the program, and representing the Program within the university and in writing program administration organizations. The candidate will have an opportunity to be an active voice in the planning and development of Drexel writing initiatives.

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