Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of English/Writing Program Director

Rochester Institute of Technology

Tenure-track position beginning July 2009. Required qualifications: PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, college teaching experience, and administrative experience in WPA. Composition is a foundational component of RIT’s core curriculum and a strategic part of the Institute’s mission. We seek candidates who approach composition and rhetoric with fresh critical and theoretical perspectives. The Writing Program Director shapes and implements the composition program and teaches composition and upper-division courses. The Director’s duties include scheduling courses in the first-year writing program, hiring and supervising part-time faculty, and coordinating the composition program. The teaching load is one course per quarter. In addition to a strong research agenda, and outstanding strengths in the undergraduate classroom, the successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

A letter of application with three references identified and a CV should be electronically submitted to Peggy Mack at and should be addressed to Dr. Sandra Saari, Search Chair, and Dr. Barbara Heifferon, Chair, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. A specific on-line application is also required: apply online at and search for IRC #_______. Application deadline is November 7, 2008.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of protected classes and individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.