Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Composition/Director of Writing Center - Whitman College

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition in General Studies / Director of the Writing Center. Effective August, 2013. Ph.D. in Composition and active publication agenda required. Strong preference will be given to applicants with prior administrative and teaching experience. The successful candidate will offer courses in composition and in peer-tutoring, and other courses in the candidate's areas of expertise as a writer.

Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Composition in General Studies/Director of the Writing Center". The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; a sample of scholarly writing. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA.

In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College's general education offerings, including its required course for all first-year students [Encounters], as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

Deadline: November 2, 2012. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Whitman College is a small, selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.