Assistant Professor of Writing Studies at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Western Washington U English, Bellingham, WA 98225-9055 Assistant Professor of Writing Studies The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing Studies position beginning September 2013. Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric, technical/professional writing and communication, English, or a related field is required by August 2013. Also required of applicants are a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a potential for strong research and publication in relevant fields. Successful applicants will have the vision to connect the study and teaching of writing with theories and practices in composition, rhetoric, and professional and technical writing. Strong expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: professional and technical writing/communication, composition/rhetoric, basic writing, digital humanities, new media studies or writing program administration. Demonstrated experience in two or more of these areas is preferred. Familiarity with and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues is also preferred. The successful candidate will have the departmental standard 2-2-2 quarterly teaching assignment, including specialty courses at the undergraduate and MA levels, general education courses, and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs. To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in to to view the full position announcement and complete an application. Use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system. Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to the Writing Studies Search Committee at Interviews at MLA. Will accept applications until position is filled, but for consideration for an interview at MLA, applications must be received by 11/2/12. AA/EOE.