Assistant Professor of Writing

University of Central Arkansas

Assistant Professor of Writing

The Department of Writing invites applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions beginning August 2011.

Position #1: Responsibilities include teaching advanced courses in rhetoric and composition and/or technical communication as well as courses in general education writing. In addition to strong experience teaching general education writing, the successful candidate should have expertise in writing with technology and teaching writing with technologies. The candidate should also have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Preference will be given to candidates who also have training and experience in technical communication, grant writing, and/or other professional writing. – Minimum Qualifications: College writing teaching experience and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or closely related field.

Position #2: The successful candidate should be a specialist in rhetoric and composition with a primary interest in technical communication. Responsibilities include teaching technical writing and general education writing courses and developing projects supporting technical communication and rhetoric and composition. Professional experience as a technical communicator will be highly considered. The successful candidate should have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. –  Minimum Qualifications: College writing teaching experience, experience in technical communication, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or closely related field.

Application: Review of applications begins December 3, 2010 and will continue until filled. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing interest, experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; and contact information for five references to:

Dr. Scott Payne, Chair, Department of Writing, College of Fine Arts and Communication,
University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Thompson 308, Conway, AR 72035

Email: spayne@uca.edu
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