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Composition Specialist (Lecturer) - University of Missouri-St. Louis

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English Department/Arts & Sciences

Composition Specialists, Department of English, University of Missouri-St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis seeks three Composition Specialists to join an established writing program as it moves into an exciting and well-supported new phase. Candidates interested in discipline-based communications, curriculum development, and teaching online and in technology-rich environments will find these opportunities particularly attractive. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching college writing and expertise appropriate to developing and teaching upper division WAC/WID courses.


Learning Skills Specialist - Lehman College

POSITION: Learning Skills Specialist (LSS)

The LSS position is a part-time professional position in the Instructional Support Services Program at Lehman College. The LSS will work as part of a team to coordinate student academic support services, which will include tutor training, evaluation and recruitment. During the course of the semester, the LSS will also conduct varied workshops on skills development and test taking strategies, and meet with undergraduate and graduate students requiring individual assistance.

• Master’s degree in Education, English, Literacy, Psychology or related field


3 Lecturer Positions, University of Toledo

The University of Toledo Department of English invites applications for three full-time instructional positions in the Composition program, beginning Fall 2007. The position as a lecturer will be a continuing non-tenure-track appointment, contingent upon satisfactory performance and instructional need. PhD in English, with a Composition and Rhetoric specialty, or MA in English with course work and teaching experience in college composition, including first-year writing, advanced composition, scientific, organizational and professional writing. Teaching load will average from 12-15 credit hours per semester. Applications should include a letter of application clearly addressing the position requirements, a C.V., 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Send to Dr. Sara Lundquist, Chair, English Department, University of Toledo, Toledo OH 43606. Review of applications will begin Feb. 23, 2007, and will continue until the positions are filled. Positions pending budgetary approval.


Tenure-Track Asst. Professor of English


Department or School: English

Type of Full Time Position: Tenure-Track

Kent State University Stark Campus invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position beginning in fall 2007 as an Assistant Professor of English. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in English including freshman composition. Area of specialization includes Rhetoric and Composition, with expertise in basic writing, linguistics, or grammar.

A Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric/Composition is required by the time of the appointment. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load, with expectation of scholarly activity and service to the University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Review will begin immediately and may continue until position is filled. To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three (3) letters of reference to:


Tenured Assoc Prof Comp/Rhet, U of Alberta, Canada (writing centre expertise sought)

Associate Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
Department of English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts

The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications from outstanding candidates for a senior faculty position (Associate Professor with tenure) in the field of Composition and Rhetoric, specializing in writing pedagogy and in writing centre research, theory, and practice. Intensive experience or training in teaching writing to students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) would be an asset. Commencing 1 July 2007, the successful applicant will be expected to teach at all levels of the curriculum, from first-year to graduate level courses, but on a reduced teaching load, in order to play a significant role in the development of writing studies at the university and a proposed new university-wide writing centre; duties will also include training and supervising peer tutors.



The University of California, Riverside, seeks to hire an associate or full professor to develop and direct the University Writing Program. We are seeking a senior academic leader who will have overall responsibility for the promotion and development of campus writing programs. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the academic department of his or her discipline. The position is effective July 1, 2007.

The successful candidate should have the necessary skills and experience to create and oversee a complex writing program. Responsibilities will include: working with writing faculty to design a writing-across-the-disciplines program; developing a comprehensive pedagogy and training program for graduate students and lecturers who teach writing; advising on computer-assisted instruction in the classroom; developing and overseeing a writing center that provides trained one-on-one tutoring, small writing workshops, and other support services for students across campus, including those students who have special difficulties writing in English. Experience with program assessment will be useful, for the Director will oversee an initial assessment project and subsequent periodic assessments of the writing program. Experience with grant-writing will also be useful. Ability to work with faculty in a wide range of science, social science, humanities, and arts disciplines is required.


Tenure-track Instructor positions


Department of English and Communications
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville TN

POSITION: Full-time, academic year (nine-month), entry-level, tenure-track instructor position to begin August 1, 2007. One or two positions available.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA in English (or Master’s degree in related field with 18 semester graduate hours in English). Must have graduate coursework in rhetoric/composition. Must have recent experience teaching college-level composition effectively. Preferred: successful experience using computer-assisted instruction.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Writing Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Writing Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition.

Primary responsibilities include teaching a full range of composition courses as well as courses in the interdisciplinary general education program. Other responsibilities include advising students and working with faculty colleagues on program development and assessment.


2 Lecturers UNC-Chapel Hill

2 Lecturers in Composition -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for two full-time lecturers to teach composition in a Writing in the Disciplines curriculum. All UNC students own laptop computers, and all writing instructors can teach in wireless, multimedia classrooms. Extensive campus digital studios for undergraduates. We will hire one specialist to teach Scientific/Technical Communication and one to teach Business/Professional Communication. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching scientific or professional communication at the college level is primary and essential. PhD preferred.


Tenure Track Position in Rhetoric and Communications (University of Winnipeg)

The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position in its Centre for Academic Writing, which offers an exciting new Major in Rhetoric and Communications. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2007. The candidate should have or be close to completing a PhD in rhetoric, composition, or communication, or any combination of these areas. We will also consider candidates with a PhD (or one close to completion) in English or Education with a concentration in rhetoric or composition and expertise in an area such as communication theory, technical/professional communication, computer-mediated communication, or communication and culture. Experience teaching undergraduate writing courses is a definite asset. The successful candidate will teach upper-level rhetoric, writing, and/or communication courses as well as a range of discipline-specific first-year Academic Writing courses; will contribute to course and program development; and will be expected to carry out a research program. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2006. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and a relevant course outline to: Dr. Judith Kearns, Director, Centre for Academic Writing, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 2E9. Phone: 204-786-9848. Fax: 204-774-4134. Email: