Job posting:Illinois

I've been asked to post this:

Assistant or Associate Professor, English The Department of English at Lewis University seeks a specialist in rhetoric/composition for a non-tenure track renewable position as an Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank will be determined by teaching and administrative experience, and publication record. Ph.D. in hand and three to five years teaching experience are required. Experience in administration also needed as position involves serving as Director of First Year Writing. The successful candidate will teach nine hours per semester and will also perform administrative duties related to standardizing the curriculum, supervising adjunct instructors teaching writing, and serving as a liaison to the university community. Additional administrative duties as needed. The Department particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. Our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Ecumenical in nature, the University respects and celebrates the diversity of each person and the uniqueness of experiences.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


i never understand how a job title is "Assistant" or "Associate Professor" but the job is "non-tenure track." this sure looks like a TT job description. i'm not trying to be critical, but i wonder if you could comment or clarify? thanks :)

I'm just posting it for a colleague there, but I asked about that and I guess it's a long story. As I've heard several of these long stories, I'm less inclined to complain and interested in what we really can do about it. Doug Hesse's solutions are interesting to follow and I am interested in pooling out collective creative minds together to think outside our usual discussions/solutions/frustration--maybe a WPA SIG??? On the other hand, if we want to get money flowing into our programs we could try renaming them Nano-Composition Studies...


Sorry, Joan. I realize that you were posting for a colleague. Still, it is worth worrying, these jobs that continue to pop up. They call for major players who should be TT but aren't. I don't get it, and I wonder how the proliferation of these jobs will/are effecting the field.

i notice that there is not info on where to send what (just an fyi).