Assistant Professor of Writing

University of Central Arkansas

The Department of Writing invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position beginning August 2012. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). 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 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.

Application: Review of applications begins November 14, 2011 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