The University of Alaska Anchorage announces two tenure-track positions in composition/rhetoric at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English (completed by 1 August 2007) with concentrated coursework in composition and rhetoric. Specialization in one of the following areas is required: composition theory, rhetorical theory, computers and composition, professional writing, writing center pedagogy, visual rhetoric, directing internships, supervising teaching assistants, TESOL, linguistics, secondary education. (Additional competency in another of the above areas preferred.) Also required: experience teaching composition and working with diverse populations, as well as commitment to scholarship in the candidateâ€™s area of specialty.
WRITING SPECIALIST VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Position and Rank: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature
Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, or in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition, or in English with expertise in rhetoric/composition. Degree in hand by August 2007. Expertise in business/professional/technical writing required. University-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching methods required. Potential for scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, desirable. Willingness and interest in using technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. In addition, the candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
Director, Writing Center
Baruch College's Writing Center provides an innovative and professional environment for undergraduate students to develop and strengthen their writing and English language skills in the context of their assignments and course goals. Closely connected to academic departments and other college academic support units, the Writing Center is a key component in an undergraduate education committed to student writing.
Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Director of the Writing Center is responsible for setting the goals and objectives of the Writing Center, advancing the Center's program and coordinating outcomes assessments. The duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
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A test-development position is available in the Verbal and Writing Skills Assessment areas, which concentrate on assessments of writing and reading skills at the college and graduate school levels. An academic background in the Humanities is desirable for this position, although applicants with specialties in related disciplines will also be considered. Applicants must have extensive expertise in analyzing, writing, and editing texts; experience with constructed-response (essay) assessments and holistic scoring would also be helpful.
Position Announcement: The English department at Florida International University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric/Composition, with a secondary field in the long 18th c. Primary expertise must be in rhetoric and composition. Desired areas of interest include, but are not limited to, ethnic rhetorics, global Englishes, professional writing, and new media. Teaching will include undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in rhetoric/composition and, secondarily, in the long 18th century.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of English
Academic Professional, Associate Director of Rhetoric
The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-line position as Associate Director of Rhetoric. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Rhetoric in leading two first-year writing programs, the Freshman Rhetoric Program and the Academic Writing Program. That collaboration will include involvement in the development of curricula, materials, and policies as well as in instructor development programs and day-to-day administration. Among other responsibilities, the associate director will work daily with graduate assistant directors and advisors as well as a large staff of teaching assistants and a modest number of full-time adjunct instructors, will support advanced composition courses in rhetoric, and will help host the annual English Articulation Conference for two- and four-year college writing and literature instructors in Illinois. The associate director will teach one course per semester (typically including a seminar for new instructors) and will join an active cross-disciplinary community in rhetoric and writing studies. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, or related field in hand by start date (July 16, 2007); a strong record of teaching in relevant programs; a record of professional/ scholarly accomplishments; and significant administrative experience. Administrative experience in a first-year college writing program is preferred; experience gained as a graduate-student administrator is acceptable. Salary commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by November 15, 2006. Send to: Paul Prior, Director of Rhetoric, attention: Terry Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-2390. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
City University of New York, York College
Assistant Professor of English
York College, a senior college of the City University of New York, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) specializing in composition. Doctorate and primary research program in composition and rhetoric or a related field required, as well as two years teaching of writing at the college level. Course assignments include writing courses at both freshman and advanced levels; contract provides released time for research to tenure-track candidates. Experience with basic writing, ESL, WAC, and online teaching are assets. Candidates with experience and interest in writing program administration are especially desired. To begin September 1, 2007; must have completed doctorate by 30 June. York, located in southeast Queens, is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups. Send letter of application and curriculum vitae by December 15 to the attention of Professor Cynthia R. Haller, Department of English, York College/CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451.
The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for full-time writing faculty to teach first-year writing, beginning August 2007. These are contract positions, renewable annually for a total of seven years; faculty receive full benefits and competitive salaries. Candidates will work closely with existing writing faculty, with the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies, and Writing Center Directors. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load. Qualifications: doctorate or terminal degree with primary or secondary area in composition preferred. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.