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Tenure Track Rhetoric and Composition Position at Columbia College Chicago

The English Department of Columbia College Chicago invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning August 2007. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition with scholarly and teaching interests in the area of basic writing. Experience teaching college reading is also desirable.

To apply send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, 10-15 page writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample teaching materials (e.g., syllabus, unit plan, in-class activity) to Kilian McCurrie, Chair, Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Columbia College, English Department, 600 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605. Review of applications will begin November 13. Interviews at MLA.


Assistant Professor at U. of Nevada, Reno

*** Assistant Professor--Rhetoric and Composition The University of Nevada, Reno Department of English announces a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition, to be filled at the level of assistant professor. Primary expertise must be in rhetorical theory and composition studies. Desired areas of secondary specialization include, but are not limited to, ESL or second-language writing, critical race studies/ethnic rhetorics, technology studies, new media, discourse studies, and secondary education. The faculty member will teach intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate seminars, and Core Writing classes as part of a dynamic faculty that includes a growing number of specialists in rhetoric and composition. Our tenure-track faculty who teach and mentor in the graduate program and engage in scholarly research typically teach a 2/2 load. A strong record of research is expected as well as experience and promise as an excellent teacher. PhD must be completed by July 1, 2007. Competitive starting salary.

Associate Professor--Writing Center Director

The University of Alabama will be hiring an associate level, tenure-track Writing Center Director. The Director will join the composition/rhetoric faculty at UA's English Department and will work with the Director of Composition to create and design a renovated Writing Center. The position begins 8/16/07.

The Director will be responsible for training, mentoring, and supervising tutors; conducting writing center research and assessment; creating and holding writing workshops; developing campus and community outreach; developing an on-line writing center; teaching graduate courses in the department's PhD program in composition and rhetoric; and teaching undergraduate courses as needed.


Assistant Professor--Composition/Rhetoric (Research Methods)

The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Composition/Rhetoric specializing in composition research methodology. Desired secondary area: assessment; critical pedagogy; history of rhetoric; or ethnic, cultural, or working class rhetorics. The position begins 8/16/07. Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses; maintain active research and publication agenda. Typical teaching load is 2/2.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or related field; experience teaching composition at the college or university level; publications and/or presentations in area of specialization; ability to teach core courses in composition/rhetoric PhD program. Preferred qualificaitons: dissertation in composition research methodology; writing program administration.


Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, UTK

Tenure-Track Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related fields by August 1, 2007. Along with evidence of effective teaching, they should show promise of distinguished scholarship that addresses both rhetoric and composition and emphasizes at least one of the following areas: research methods and design, literacy studies, composition theory, and theories of pedagogy. Interest and experience in writing program administration and TA training are desirable. We also welcome candidates with secondary interests in ethnic rhetorics, literacies, and/or languages (e.g., African-American rhetorical cultures, digital literacy, second language writing, and global Englishes). Duties include active participation in both graduate and undergraduate programs, plus significant research and publication. Salaries and teaching loads are competitive, and our endowment provides ample support for research and travel. UT, a "Doctoral/Research Extensive" institution, is the flagship university in the state system. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Applications due by November 1, 2006, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Send letter of application, vita, and 1-2 page abstract of dissertation or recent research project to David Goslee, Associate Head, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


Montclair State University Seeks Faculty Director for Center for Writing Excellence

Montclair State University, the second-largest and fastest-growing state university in New Jersey, invites applications to fill an associate or full professor position to develop and direct the university’s new Center for Writing Excellence to start in the Fall 2007 semester. Applicants should have expertise in composition/rhetoric and writing center theory and practice, with secondary expertise in such areas as WAC/WID, teacher education, community writing, or ESL. The Director will need to be able to reach across disciplinary boundaries and develop programs with college as well as university-wide programs. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and administrative skills and a record of accomplishment in developing writing-related centers, programs or other initiatives. With primary responsibility for developing and implementing a new university-wide Center for Writing Excellence at an institution committed to changing the culture of writing on campus, the successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda and teach 1/1, with opportunity to teach graduate courses in Writing Studies and undergraduate courses in teacher education and first year writing. Initial interviews to be held at the December MLA meeting in Philadelphia or via phone.

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Department of English
North Carolina State University
Position Vacancy Number: T06-41-0614

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks an Associate Professor to join its programs in technical communication, professional writing, and digital media in August 2007. We seek both applications and nominations.

Position Description: Duties include teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses in technical communication, digital media, professional writing, and/or rhetoric of science and technology (3-2 base teaching load). Duties also include advising students, maintaining an active research and publication program, and engaging in professional and university service.


Associate Professor - Composition and Rhetoric


DePaul University

English, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60614

Associate Professor in English

The English department invites applications from accomplished, senior teacher-scholars in rhetoric and composition who have established ongoing research agendas in one or more of the following fields: history/theories of rhetoric, genre studies, teaching English at the secondary level, digital literacies, technical and/or professional writing, workplace writing. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leadership role along with other senior faculty in support of a large Master of Arts in Writing program and an emerging undergraduate major track in Writing and Rhetoric. Significant experience and interest in writing program administration is highly desirable in a department that staffs the directorships of First-Year Writing and the University Center for Writing-based Learning.


Assistant Professor - Composition and Rhetoric


DePaul University

English, 802 W. Belden, Chicago, IL 60614

Assistant Professor in English

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in rhetoric and composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in September 2007. We are particularly interested in candidates with specializations in technical and/or professional writing, and expertise in one or more of the following areas: workplace writing, digital literacies, new media studies, genre studies. Applicants must have the PhD in hand by September 2007, demonstrated expertise in teaching, and an active scholarly agenda.


Writing Center Coordinator

Position Description:
The individual in this position (full-time, 10-month) is responsible for coordination of writing tutorial services, assisting with the College's writing portfolio program, and providing appropriate tutorial services for writing across the curriculum.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Conducts effective tutorials in writing and related areas
Coordinates the department's writing tutorial schedule
Conducts workshops on a variety of topics
Prepares instructional materials
Evaluates writing portfolios and assists with monitoring this program
Develops strategies to attract students to use tutorial services, attend workshops, and achieve successful writing portfolios