Director of Composition

Director, Composition Program
Lecturer with Security of Employment

The English Department in the University of California, Irvine, invites applicants to lead a team of scholars and teachers responsible for first-year writing instruction ( Duties include overseeing the supervision of first-year writing instruction, contributing to program design and development, and teaching the graduate pedagogy seminar. The ideal candidate will have a record of professional accomplishments in Composition and experience in the administration of a writing program.

Please send applications to Jerome Christensen, Chair, Department of
English, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2650. Our deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2005. We will be interviewing candidates at the MLA Convention.

The position "Lecturer with Security of Employment" at UCI carries full faculty status without the obligation to do research. This is a nine-month position with a three-course teaching load over three quarters. Undergraduate teaching opportunities include advanced writing, literary journalism, literature, and courses in a new rhetoric minor. The composition program is very well supported with several full-time course directors and an excellent administrative staff. UCI wishes to welcome a new member to our growing intellectual community of scholars and teachers in rhetoric, composition, and writing program administration. For more information about writing at UCI see the Campus Writing Coordinator website ( or contact Susan Jarratt (