Composition and Rhetoric

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

QUALIFICATIONS:
PRIMARY CRITERIA
1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
SECONDARY CRITERIA
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
Honors Program
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines
4. Willingness to supervise theses and advise English majors and minors
5. Willingness to serve on English, College, and University committees
6. Demonstrated potential to contribute to scholarship in the field

PREFERRED
Prior college or university teaching experience

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Tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2006.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric. Candidates must have the ability to teach courses in specialization to undergraduate students, both in on-campus and on-line classrooms, and a willingness to teach graduate courses in comp/rhetoric theory. Candidates must also have a willingness to teach writing courses in the Capital Scholars Honor Program; to supervise theses and advise English majors and minors; to serve on English, College, and University committees; and have demonstrated the potential to contribute to scholarship in the field. The successful candidate will play a major role in implementing Writing in the Disciplines at UIS. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at a college or university in the areas described above, as well as Creative Non-Fiction. Teaching load is three courses (12 hours) per semester with one release per year for WID duties. The University of Illinois at Springfield is located in the state capital and is the third campus of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 4,500 students in 19 graduate and 20 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experimental education, and broad engagement in public affairs issues. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Its faculty consists of committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. For more information, please consult our website at www.uis.edu.

Send letter of application, vita, transcripts, and three letters of reference to the University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, Composition/Rhetoric Search Committee, English Program, UH 3050, Springfield, IL 62703. Review of applications begins November 1, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate if you plan to attend MLA and or CCCC. Application acknowledged by letter. The University of Illinois at Springfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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