The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Assistant, advanced Assistant, or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2006-07; the WPA has a 2/1 teaching load per academic year, including undergraduate and graduate teaching, and thesis and dissertation supervision. The WPA will work with and supervise Associate and Assistant Directors of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the Director and Associate Director of the Writing Center, and the Coordinator of Developmental English. The WPA will also be responsible for supervising graduate teaching assistant training and coordinating outcomes assessments for the individual programs listed above as well as for the English Department as a whole. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison between the English Department and other University departments and programs, providing leadership and assistance in the development of cross-disciplinary writing programs and initiatives. The WPA must be an active researcher--preferably in two or more of the following areas: writing program administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, and writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in technical writing, educational technology, distance learning, learning communities, or service learning is desirable. Minimal qualifications are a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field as well as experience as a writing program administrator or a similar administrative position. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials/experience; salary is based on a nine-month contract. Summer teaching is a possibility. Located in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area, UTA is rated a Doctoral/Research Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 if applicants wish to be considered for an MLA interview. Position open until filled. Send letter of application and CV to Professor Kevin Porter, Chair, WPA Search Committee, English Department, P.O. Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0035. UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Note: At UTA, the WPA is supported by a full-time staff member who manages most of the daily operations of the First-Year English program; this, in combination with administrative release-time, allows the WPA to concentrate on pursuing aggressive research and outreach projects.