Assistant Professor of Writing at George Washington University

Assistant Professor of Writing to teach an innovative first-year seminar in the University Writing Program at The George Washington University. Applicants must have a PhD or other appropriate terminal degree (e.g., MFA, MBA), preferably in a field that focuses on the connections among critical thinking, reading, and writing (such as rhetoric, composition, history, American Studies, literature, journalism, political communication, philosophy, among others), and a demonstrated interest in teaching first-year writing. Publications in these areas will be a benefit. The writing program, now in its third year, is a cornerstone of GW’s Strategic Plan for Academic Excellence. Alternating 3/2, 2/2 course loads; benefits; renewable three-year contracts. To apply, send letter of interest that includes statement of teaching philosophy; c.v.; at least three letters of recommendation; sample syllabi for a single-semester first-year writing course; and a writing sample to Prof. Melinda Knight, Executive Director of the University Writing Program, The George Washington University, 801 22nd St. NW, Rome Hall 562, Washington, DC 20052, Representatives of GW will be at the CCCC meeting in Chicago. Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2006 and will continue until the position has been filled. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.