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What Makes a Good (Virtual) Campus Visit to a Two-Year College?

By: Jeffrey Klausman, Whatcom Community College

Last spring, my colleagues and I successfully completed a hiring process for a new full-time faculty member in English. By “successful,” I mean not only that we made a hire, but that we hired the person whose experience and interests most closely matched our needs. How did this one person rise to the top? How was he, along with a half-dozen other candidates, selected for an interview? Here’s the best answer I can give: He brought us something we needed.

Call for Applications: 2014 CCCC Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) & the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer at least six travel grants of $100 each (plus admission to the CWPA Breakfast at CCCC) to current graduate students presenting at or in association with the 2014 Conference on College Composition & Communication, to be held March 19-22 in Indianapolis, IN.

 

Eligibility & Special Considerations:


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

Two Assistant Professor Tenure Track Positions in Writing Studies and Composition--Hofstra University

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Writing Studies and Composition
Two Anticipated Faculty Openings for Writing Studies and Composition

Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Writing at Ithaca College

The School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowships for 2014-15. The fellowships support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments within liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.

The Department of Writing is one of the host departments currently seeking a Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellow. Prior to August 16, 2014, the fellow must be advanced to candidacy at his or her home institution with an approved dissertation proposal.

The Top Three Questions to Ask on a Campus Interview

By: Nicholas Behm, Assistant Professor, Elmhurst College, behmn@elmhurst.edu

When I talk to graduate students planning a career in the academy, I always speak candidly with them about the dearth of tenure-line opportunities and the seemingly relentless challenges of working in the academy. So, before I address questions that should be asked on campus interviews, I want to relate what I wish I had known about the market before I went on the market.

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