Associate Professor--Writing Center Director

The University of Alabama will be hiring an associate level, tenure-track Writing Center Director. The Director will join the composition/rhetoric faculty at UA's English Department and will work with the Director of Composition to create and design a renovated Writing Center. The position begins 8/16/07.

The Director will be responsible for training, mentoring, and supervising tutors; conducting writing center research and assessment; creating and holding writing workshops; developing campus and community outreach; developing an on-line writing center; teaching graduate courses in the department's PhD program in composition and rhetoric; and teaching undergraduate courses as needed.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, English, or related field; publications in area of specialization; experience in writing center administration or supervision; ability to teach core courses in PhD program in composition and rhetoric. Preferred qualifications: dissertation in writing center studies; previous work with on-line writing centers; experience teaching basic writing.

Send letter of application, cv, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of references to:

Search Committee Chair
Writing Center Director Search
English Department
The University of Alabama
Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244

Submit materials by OCTOBER 30, 2006 for best consideration. Search continues until position is filled. Applications from Women, Minorities, People with Disabilities, and Veterans encouraged. The University of Alabama is an EEO/AA employer.

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