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Assis/Assoc Prof., Comp. emphasis, Morningside College

Morningside College
English, Sioux City, Iowa, 51106
Assistant/Associate Professor of English
A ten-month, tenure-track position beginning in August, 2006, for a Ph.D. with a strong and varied record of graduate courses in composition and rhetoric and with a passion for writing pedagogy. Primary responsibilities include teaching two courses each academic year in our first-year composition program and working with faculty from across the curriculum to develop their abilities to teach writing. There will also be upper-level teaching opportunities in the candidate’s area of specialization or in a strong secondary field. Preparation and enthusiasm for teaching public speaking is a plus. This position involves the potential for directing the freshman program and/or the writing across the curriculum program. Leadership experience in these or other areas is highly desirable. We want someone who can work collaboratively with faculty from all disciplines and who is eager to pursue the opportunities a small, dynamic, college offers. Standard teaching load is twenty hours per academic year (five four-hour courses).


Director of Composition

Missouri State University, Department of English seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of English to serve as director of composition. Duties include teaching two courses in writing, composition theory, or writing pedagogy each semester; supervising graduate teaching assistants; and developing the department's composition curriculum. Requirements include a Ph.D. in rhetoric or composition theory by the time of appointment; record of effective teaching; publications or promise of publications; and active participation in professional organizations. Experience or documented interest in composition curriculum development and composition program administration strongly preferred.

Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure possible for Associate. East College is seeking a faculty member to join the program in Humanities and Arts. East College is the largest college at ASU’s Polytechnic campus and currently offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate arts and sciences and professional programs. The college has been growing rapidly and is now ready to initiate a program in Literature, Writing, and Film. Programs in East College emphasize applied study and have distinctive characteristics appropriate to a polytechnic environment. The successful candidate will teach program and service courses in English; pursue an active research agenda.


Composition and Rhetoric

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
Honors Program
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines


Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Assistant, advanced Assistant, or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2006-07; the WPA has a 2/1 teaching load per academic year, including undergraduate and graduate teaching, and thesis and dissertation supervision. The WPA will work with and supervise Associate and Assistant Directors of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the Director and Associate Director of the Writing Center, and the Coordinator of Developmental English. The WPA will also be responsible for supervising graduate teaching assistant training and coordinating outcomes assessments for the individual programs listed above as well as for the English Department as a whole. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison between the English Department and other University departments and programs, providing leadership and assistance in the development of cross-disciplinary writing programs and initiatives. The WPA must be an active researcher--preferably in two or more of the following areas: writing program administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, and writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in technical writing, educational technology, distance learning, learning communities, or service learning is desirable. Minimal qualifications are a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field as well as experience as a writing program administrator or a similar administrative position. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials/experience; salary is based on a nine-month contract. Summer teaching is a possibility. Located in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area, UTA is rated a Doctoral/Research Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 if applicants wish to be considered for an MLA interview. Position open until filled. Send letter of application and CV to Professor Kevin Porter, Chair, WPA Search Committee, English Department, P.O. Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0035. UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Assistant Professor/Composition and Rhetoric

Assistant Professor of English

English Department at small four-year public college 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. In addition to teaching and pursuing an active program of research, responsibilities will include oversight of York's freshman writing course. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a range of writing courses at both freshman and advanced levels. Experience with basic writing, ESL, writing program administration, WAC, online teaching are assets. To begin September 1, 2006; must have doctorate by that date. York, a senior college of the City University of New York located in southeast Queens, is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. Preliminary interviews anticipated at MLA. By 30 November 2005, send letter of application and curriculum vitae to the attention of Professor Linda M. Grasso, Department of English, York College/CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451.


Writing Program Director and Rank-Open Professor of Composition and Rhetoric


The University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications and nominations for an Associate or Full Professor to direct its Campus Writing Program starting July 1 2006. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Writing Program and its long term strategic planning, the Director will serve as the administrative head of the program collaborating with writing faculty; overseeing peer counselors in the Writing Center; facilitating faculty development under the direction of the Humanities department, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and the Office of the Provost; overseeing hiring, retention, and review of part time lecturers in the Program and connecting the WP with academic initiatives such as First Year Seminars, the Honors Program and the writing track in the English discipline. The Director will be responsible for continuing the conversations on student writing and engaged pedagogy across campus.


Assistant Professor: Professional Writing and/or Journalism

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant Professor, Professional Writing and/or Journalism

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Professional Writing and/or Journalism, beginning August 2006. Required: a PhD with a concentration in professional writing, rhetoric, and/or journalism and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching. Responsibilities will include teaching such undergraduate and graduate courses as magazine writing, editing, journalism, professional writing, and rhetorical theory. Preference will be given to candidates experienced in teaching with technology. All tenure-line faculty participate in teaching basic studies courses in composition or literature. Candidates should expect to engage in an active and productive research agenda as well as contribute to departmental and college service. To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application, vita, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Keith Newlin, Search Committee Chair, and attached to the online application—not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jane Bullock at (910) 962-3764. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. The search committee will conduct interviews at the MLA Convention in Washington. UNCW, ranked among the top ten regional public universities in the South, is located in an historic coastal resort city and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall Semester, 2006.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition or comparable area. Degree must be completed by August 24, 2006.

Candidates should combine background in Rhetoric and Composition studies with strong expertise and experience in writing and community practices. The person chosen for this position will coordinate the department’s initiatives related to community writing. Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to teaching and scholarship are essential. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, writing, and related areas. Desirable areas of specialization include ethnic rhetorics, assessment of writing, and program design and development.