Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall Semester, 2006.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition or comparable area. Degree must be completed by August 24, 2006.

Candidates should combine background in Rhetoric and Composition studies with strong expertise and experience in writing and community practices. The person chosen for this position will coordinate the department’s initiatives related to community writing. Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to teaching and scholarship are essential. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, writing, and related areas. Desirable areas of specialization include ethnic rhetorics, assessment of writing, and program design and development.

Please submit (1) letter application indicating research and teaching interests, (2) detailed CV, and, (3) letters from three references. Applications will not be considered until these items have been received. Direct correspondence to Professor Ellen Quandahl, Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4452 ( Please refer to position number: Community Rhetorics.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews at the MLA in December.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis or race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or veteran status, including veterans of the Vietnam era.