Assistant Professor of Rhetoric

The Writing Excellence Program at Eckerd College seeks applicants for entry-level, tenure-track position. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or equivalent in hand by start date, September, 2009. Teach seven courses per year (3-1-3) and assist in junior-level portfolio assessment. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in the classroom and thorough knowledge of writing pedagogy (including assessment), will have identified a research area in rhetoric, and will be dedicated to liberal arts education. Screening interviews at MLA; please submit a letter addressing the criteria above, a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation by November 21, 2008 (receipt date), to Dr. Erika Spohrer, The Writing Excellence Program, Eckerd College/FDN, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. Email inquiries or notifications of intent to apply are welcome: spohreea@eckerd.edu (no FAX or email applications, please). EOE. [R]