Lecturer in English (First-Year Writing) at Elon University

ENGLISH. Elon University invites applications for a full-time lectureship beginning August 2008. Lectureships are full-time, ongoing positions offering full professional development support (e.g., travel funds and sabbaticals) and benefits, with opportunities for promotion. Requirements: M.A. or higher degree in English; demonstrated professional commitment to teaching first-year writing (evidenced in, for example, graduate coursework, professional presentations in rhetoric and composition, and/or the teaching of first-year writing); and a record of excellence in teaching. Candidate will teach multiple sections of first-year writing with opportunity to teach introductory literature and interdisciplinary General Studies courses within areas of expertise.

First-year writing at Elon is grounded in social-epistemic rhetoric and designed to help students develop and hone argumentative skills. Courses are taught with writing as content, and all sections aim to support student development of a more sophisticated writing process, an advanced understanding of how to write in response to varied rhetorical situations, and an appreciation for the capacity of writing to change oneself and the world. To learn more, visit www.elon.edu/writing and select College Writing.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit our Web site at www.elon.edu. Review will begin immediately, and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by November 30, 2007, to be assured of consideration. E-mail or mail letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jessie L. Moore, First-Year Writing Search Chair, 2125 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244 (e-mail: jmoore28@elon.edu). Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.