WPA Position at NC State University

Rhetoric and Composition
Advanced Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University

The Department of English at NC State University seeks applications for an advanced
Assistant Professor to play an active role in the administration of our First-Year Writing
Program. Our program serves approximately 5000 students each year, and it was awarded a Writing Program Certificate of Excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 2009. The curriculum focuses on academic writing across disciplines, with an emphasis on writing technologies. We seek candidates with active research records who can provide leadership in the preparation of graduate teaching assistants and in other areas of programmatic development, such as faculty development, curriculum design, assessment, and digital literacies. Initial appointment as Associate Director of First-Year Writing, 2-1 teaching load, with expectation of rotating into the Directorship post-tenure (1-0 load).

The Department’s 57 tenure-track faculty members currently include 12 faculty in
rhetoric, composition, professional writing, and technical communication. In addition to
the first-year writing program, these faculty teach in and administer an undergraduate
major in Rhetoric, Writing, and Language; an upper-level professional writing service
program; an MA option in rhetoric and composition; an MS in technical communication;
a campus-wide program supporting writing and speaking in upper-division courses; and
an interdisciplinary PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media.

Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field and a strong record of scholarship in the field are required. Experience in program administration and TA training preferred, including faculty development, assessment, and digital literacies. Three or four years successful college level teaching and academic leadership preferred, but strong candidates with less experience may be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a list of three references, and a current
vita online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position #101924). Preference will be given to applications received by November 17, 2010. We will conduct initial interviews via web conference or phone.

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In
addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should
contact Sara Reese, voice: (919) 515-4102; email: sara_reese@ncsu.edu; fax:(919) 515-1836. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable
employment opportunities for spouses or partners.