Assistant Professor of Digital Writing

Recruitment Number: F1215

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Description of position:
Western Oregon University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Writing, beginning September 2013, to broaden and strengthen our undergraduate writing curriculum. WOU is an AA/EOE employer and committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric/Writing Studies or related field is required by time of appointment. Consideration will be given to candidates with an MFA in Digital Writing/Design or closely-related field. Digital writing expertise is a must. Demonstrated expertise in composition/rhetoric or writing/communication AND new media studies, digital humanities/literacy, or electronic environments is required. Interest and experience in writing program administration is a plus. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Usual teaching load is 3 classes/12 hours per quarter.

Start Date: September 16, 2013

Contact Information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Meg Artman, Search Committee Chair, at artmanm@wou.edu.

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or employment@wou.edu.

Application Process
Required application materials:
• WOU Faculty Application Form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
• Letter of interest
• Current curriculum vitae
• Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree
• Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) references.
(Three (3) current letters of reference preferred for initial screening and will be required prior to an interview. At least one of the references must address teaching.)

Submit Application Materials to:
F1215 Assistant Professor of Digital Writing
Western Oregon University
Human Resources Office
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 800 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college.

Western Oregon University is an EO/ AA/ Veteran / Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce