Assistant Professor/Associate Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project, George Mason U

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies who will help direct the Northern Virginia Writing Project, beginning Fall 2007. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, English, or English Education, along with experience and/or scholarship in K-12 teaching and in composition pedagogy. Additional research interests in one or more of the following areas preferred: writing across the curriculum, writing-to-learn, assessment, teaching of literature.

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They should also demonstrate an interest in curriculum and program development. After three years as associate director, the candidate will become director of the Writing Project. The Northern Virginia Writing Project, established in 1978, currently serves over 1900 educators each year, K-University, with a summer institute, in-service courses, conferences, and workshops. 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, writing across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum initiatives, and the university-wide writing center.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2006. Apply and submit cover letter, c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.gmu.edu. (Look for position F7002Z.) Also, send at least three letters of recommendation through the mail to Don Gallehr, Search Committee, Dept. of English, Mailstop #3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. GMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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