Assistant/Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition, George Mason U

Tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or English and a strong record of publication in Rhet/Comp. Research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: rhetorical history/theory, visual rhetoric, multicultural and/or feminist rhetorics, ethnography, genre theory.

In addition to an active publishing agenda, candidates should be strong graduate and undergraduate teachers and demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development, including establishing a Ph.D. The 3/2 course load includes undergraduate teaching opportunities in general education (composition and advanced composition with WAC emphasis) and upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of composition. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department whose faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A. concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, writing across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

Review of applications begins October 16, 2006. Apply and submit cover letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.gmu.edu. (Look for position F8874Z.) Also, send at least three letters of recommendation through the mail to Terry Zawacki, Search Committee, Dept. of English, Mailstop #3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. GMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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