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Assistant professor, tenure-track, in English Education

We seek a well-qualified faculty member with a specialization in English Education focusing on the subject matter and the pedagogy of literature. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests include young adult literature, literature of diversity, and/or literacy studies. PhD in English or English Education or EdD in similar areas required; publications and secondary teaching experience desired. Teaching assignment is four courses per year on semester system. Position available August 2007 at competitive salary.

The department is actively involved in working with secondary educators. It maintains a cooperative program with Secondary Education in the College of Education; it is the home of the Utah Writing Project; and it supports an extensive concurrent enrollment program with area high schools.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing for a one-year appointment. Start date will be in August 2007. Here’s the link to the position announcement: I would be happy to answer candidates’ specific questions about the position, the institution’s plan to advertise next year for a full-time, tenure-track position in Writing, and the various programs at Philadelphia University. Thank you for spreading the word about this Visiting line for 2007-08. John John Eliason, Ph.D.

Two tenure-track positions at University of Alaska Anchorage

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 candidate’s area of specialty.


Assistant Professor of English (writing specialist)


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/CUNY
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:


Director (Tenured), Student Writing Center, Miami University, Ohio

Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, seeks a creative, energetic director to provide vision and leadership for the Roger and Joyce Howe Student Center for Writing Excellence. The center, which will open in fall 2007, is an integral part of a writing-across-the-curriculum program funded by a recent gift of $10.5 million. The director will hold tenure at the rank of associate or full professor.

Assessment Specialist- Test Developer Verbal-Writing

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Educational Testing Service is the world’s premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in business, education, and government, we are determined to advance educational excellence for the communities we serve.

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.


Rhetoric and Technology Position at USF

Assistant Professor. Rhetoric and Composition. Primary specialization in rhetoric and technology. A secondary interest in professional and technical writing would be an asset. Tenure-line. Ph.D. required; ABD applicants will be considered but must have the degree conferred by the time classes begin in August 2007. Candidates must have a strong teaching record and outstanding scholarly potential. The teaching assignment will include a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. 2/2 teaching load. No assignment in administering undergraduate courses or labs. Salary and benefits competitive. Position contingent upon funding.

Tenure Track Position, Florida International University

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.


Associate Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.