Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Program Administrator

Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition; Writing Program Administrator

The University of Idaho invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to serve as the Writing Program Administrator. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the composition program and teaching both undergraduate and graduate rhetoric and writing courses. Candidates with expertise in first-year composition, writing assessment, and familiarity with writing technologies are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching load is 1-2, with an additional course release for the first year. Successful candidate will work closely with Writing Center Director.

Required Qualifications:
− Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition with research and teaching focus on composition theory and pedagogy.
− Writing program administration experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
− Experience with writing program assessment.
− Experience working with students of diverse linguistic backgrounds.
− High-quality publications and/or other demonstrated scholarship within composition theory and pedagogy.
− Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
− Familiarity with writing technologies and new media.
− Excellent communication skills.

Application Procedures
Applicants who meet the required qualifications should apply online and include a curriculum vita, a letter of application that details strengths in writing program administration and composition theory and pedagogy, a 10-20 page writing sample illustrating scholarly focus, and an Interfolio dossier.

Review of applications begins November 30, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.