Assistant Professor of Composition, Michigan Technological University

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition to begin Fall 2011. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in composition, broadly defined, and an interest in writing program and/or writing center administration. The preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: computers & composition, cross-language writing, visual/multimodal composition, research methodologies, English education, pedagogy, literacy studies.

The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers doctoral and masters degrees in the interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Technical Communication program and undergraduate major degrees in Scientific and Technical Communication, Communication and Culture Studies, Liberal Arts, and English, including English with a concentration in Secondary Education. The department also contributes to the general education program of the university. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.

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Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Marilyn Cooper
Chair, Composition Search Committee
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Review of applications begins on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or expect to receive the Ph.D. by July 1, 2011.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the present search, strategic faculty hiring initiatives with up to ten new positions in "Next Generation Energy Systems" and "Health: Basic Sciences, Technologies, and Medical Informatics" are under way and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a separate application, following the "How to Apply" guidelines at

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.