Michigan Tech: Asst Prof of Composition

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition to begin Fall 2012. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in composition studies, broadly defined. 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, writing program and/or writing center administration.

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 master degrees in the interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Technical Communication program and undergraduate major degrees in Scientific and Technical Communication; Communication, Culture, and Media; Liberal Arts; and English, including English with a concentration in Secondary Education. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.
Please see our website: http://www.hu.mtu.edu.

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

Dr. Robert R. Johnson
Composition Search Committee
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Review of applications begins on November 28, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have or expect to receive the Ph.D. by August 1, 2012.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the present search, a search to fill ten growth positions in “Transportation” and “Water” are under way and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a separate application, following the “How to Apply” guidelines at www.mtu.edu/sfhi.

Michigan Tech is also 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.