Position Openings: SUNY Binghamton 2010-11

Position Openings, SUNY-Binghamton Writing Initiative
2010-2011 Academic Year

The Writing Initiative at Binghamton University, State University of New York, announces up to two full-time faculty positions at either the Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer level.
Visiting Assistant Professors teach two courses per semester: while a majority of these courses will be first-year writing, there are also opportunities to teach upper division and graduate courses in Writing Studies. Visiting Assistant Professors also support pre-semester orientations for new instructors, lead weekly faculty development meetings, serve on the curriculum committee, and offer up to two faculty workshops per semester. Experience in writing center and writing program administration and portfolio assessment desired. PhD preferred, ABD considered. Specialization in rhetoric and composition required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. With superior performance, the person in this position may be renewed for up to three years.

Writing Lecturers teach two or three sections of first-year writing per semester, support pre-semester orientations, lead weekly faculty development meetings, and serve on the curriculum committee. Experience in writing center and writing program administration and portfolio assessment desired. PhD preferred, MA considered. Specialization in rhetoric and composition required. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. With superior performance, the person in this position may also be renewed.

Described as “a public Ivy” by Greenes’ Guide and named "the premier public in the Northeast" by Fiske, Binghamton University attracts a highly talented and diverse student body: the average SAT score peaks at 1340, and more than 33% of our undergraduates are students of color. The greater-Binghamton area boasts a low cost of living, has a growing Arts community, and is an easy drive to New York City and Ithaca, NY. The Writing Initiative is committed to low student-instructor ratios, limiting enrollment to in FYW to 16 students per section. Learn more about us on our website and in the Spring 2010 issue of Composition Forum.
http://www2.binghamton.edu/writing/
http://compositionforum.com/issue/21/binghamton.php

Send letter of application specifying position(s) desired, vitae, three letters of support, and teaching philosophy to Professors C. Beth Burch and Kelly Kinney, Writing Initiative, Binghamton University, State University of New York, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. The application deadline is rolling, but early applications are preferred. To be considered for an interview at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (Louisville KY, March 17-20, 2010), send letter, vitae, and philosophy via email to arrive NO LATER THAN March 13, 2010 and follow with reference letters by land mail. We will interview selected applicants not attending CCCC by phone in April 2010.

Contact C. Beth Burch bburch@binghamton.edu or Kelly Kinney kkinney@binghamton.edu for more information. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.