Assistant Professor, Composition & Rhetoric | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant Professor, tenure track, focusing on composition and rhetoric. To direct a campus-wide Writing Center under the guidance of the Director of the University Writing Program and in consultation with the Director of Junior -Year Writing. Teaching load 1/1 while Writing Center Director. Administrative positions rotate among composition/rhetoric faculty. Teaching load is 2/2 when appointee is not Writing Center Director. Research interests in writing pedagogy that intersect with one or more of the following: global literacies/Englishes, writing in the disciplines or professions, multilingual writing/rhetorics, community service learning, writing center theory and practice. New hire will join an active graduate concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, an undergraduate Writing concentration, and a University Writing Program with first-year composition courses as well as junior-year, discipline-specific writing courses. We also have an active National Writing Project site.

Qualifications: Firm expectation of Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric by the time of appointment, successful teaching record, evidence of research potential, experience tutoring in and/or directing a writing center, and commitment to participate in an active and energetic department. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Priority deadline: November 15, 2011. Send applications (vita, three letters of recommendation, sample of written work) to Chair, Composition and Rhetoric Search, c/o Meg Caulmare, Department of English, Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9269. The English Department is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. www.umass.edu/english