Affiliate Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University seeks to fill 4 full-time Affiliate Professor positions, beginning in August 2009. These positions are not tenure-track, but they are renewable, subject to performance evaluations and other conditions of employment. The ideal candidates will wish to focus their careers on teaching general education writing courses and on continuously developing their professional expertise as writing teachers. An M.A., M.S. or M.F.A. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or Writing is required by time of employment, and candidates need to have expertise and experience in teaching basic and regular academic writing at the college level. Graduate coursework in rhetoric and composition, or its professional equivalent, will be given strong preference. Experience teaching writing in the disciplines at the college level is also preferred. The typical teaching load is 3 and sometimes 4 courses per semester, drawn from WRT 098, WRT 150 and WRT 305, GVSU's general education composition classes. Please see the Writing Department website,, for details about these courses. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Apply online at Include CV, a cover letter addressed to Professor Keith Rhodes, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least 3 references, with contact information. The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications will begin February 13, 2009, and the positions will remain open until filled. The positions are contingent on available funding. We will interview candidates in San Francisco, CA during the CCCC convention, or by other arrangements. GVSU is an EO/AA institution.