WPA: Clemson University


Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition

The English Department at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured position as Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to direct Clemson’s First-Year Composition program. Candidates should have an established scholarly record and experience directing an undergraduate writing program. Candidates with research and teaching experience in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is an excellent opportunity for a WPA to join a department and university that is nationally recognized for its commitment to the teaching of writing and innovative pedagogy.

Clemson, a selective public university, has a required first-year writing course with an associated lab. The Director of First-Year Composition designs and manages the program and mentors graduate teaching assistants associated with the first year writing course. The Director of First-Year Composition also collaborates with Clemson’s Pearce Center for Professional Communication, the Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) program, the MA in Professional Communication (MAPC) program, the MA in Literature program, the Advanced Writing program, and our undergraduate emphasis in Writing and Publication Studies.

Applications will be accepted from 15 December until 25 January, or until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, vision statement for first year composition at a land grant institution, and at least three letters of recommendation to:

Sean D. Williams
Chair, Search Committee
Department of English
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.