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Advanced Associate or Beg. Full Professor - Campus Writing Coordinator, University of California, Irvine

The Department of English and the Deans of Undergraduate Education and the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine are conducting a search at the advanced associate or beginning full professor level for the position of Campus Writing Coordinator. We are seeking candidates with experience in the teaching of writing, a record of research in the field, and administrative credentials. The Campus Writing Coordinator supports undergraduate writing instruction across the campus and promotes writing across the curriculum. The position was established in 2001 to foster a culture of writing at UC Irvine and thereby improve the quantity and quality of upper division writing instruction as well as the quality of students' writing in their disciplines. The successful candidate for this position will have experience helping culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students with a range of disciplinary writing genres. She or he will have demonstrated ability to work with faculty, lecturers, and TAs in creating effective writing courses and assignments and in improving writing pedagogy. Supported by a writing consultant and an administrative assistant and working closely with the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Campus Writing Coordinator offers consultations, workshops, and other resources to faculty, lecturers, and TAs across a broad variety of disciplines. In addition, the Campus Writing Coordinator teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the English Department. For more information about the Campus Writing Coordinator, see http://www.writing.uci.edu/
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Associate Professor - Composition Director, University of California, Irvine

The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a search at the associate professor level for a Composition Director. Advanced assistant professors with strong publication records and appropriate experience will be considered. We are seeking candidates with relevant administrative experience and with a primary scholarly specialization in any area of rhetoric and composition, TESOL, or applied linguistics. We also welcome candidates with a secondary specialization that complements one or more of the Department's interests in histories and theories of rhetoric, cultural studies, literary history, critical theory, media studies, digital literacies, or literary journalism.
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Associate or Assistant Professor, Writing Program Director, Ball State University

Rhetoric and Composition. Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor, available August 17, 2007. Responsibilities: administration of University Writing Program; teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and Composition. Direct Graduate Students.
Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field of English; three years experience in Writing Program Administration; record of sustained scholarship, publications and presentations in primary area(s) of scholarship; six semesters successful college teaching.
Preferred qualifications: Research and graduate teaching experience in Rhetoric and Composition; record of effective teaching; knowledge and experience with writing across the curriculum or writing in the disciplines; experience with overseeing the application of computer technology to writing instruction; familiarity with a National Writing Project site.

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Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies who will help direct the Northern Virginia Writing Project, beginning Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, English, or English Education, along with experience and/or scholarship in K-12 teaching and in composition pedagogy. Additional research interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: writing across the curriculum, writing-to-learn, assessment, teaching of literature.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development. After three years as associate director, the candidate will become director of the Writing Project. The Northern Virginia Writing Project, established in 1978, currently serves over 1900 educators each year, K-University, with a summer institute, in-service courses, conferences, and workshops. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, writing across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

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Assistant Professor, Professional/Technical Writing, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Professional/Technical Writing, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in professional or technical communication, rhetoric, composition, or a related field. Strong background in technology required. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: computers and writing, writing in the workplace, governmental or organizational communication, visual communication, usability studies, and ethnography.

GMU is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with strong opportunities for research collaborations with government and industry. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also be interested in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division technical and digital writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, web design, editing, and technical writing.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, George Mason U

Tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or English and a strong record of publication in Rhet/Comp. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: rhetorical history/theory, visual rhetoric, multicultural and/or feminist rhetorics, ethnography, genre theory.

In addition to an active publishing agenda, candidates should be strong graduate and undergraduate teachers and demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, writing across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

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Assistant or Associate Professor and Writing Program Administrator

Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure track or tenure position of Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2007-08; 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 the Director of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the 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 theory and administration, writing center theory and administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in ESL, 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, UT Arlington 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, writing sample, 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. Email contact: kporter1@uta.edu. UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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