Associate Professor - Composition Director, University of California, Irvine

The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a search at the associate professor level for a Composition Director. Advanced assistant professors with strong publication records and appropriate experience will be considered. We are seeking candidates with relevant administrative experience and with a primary scholarly specialization in any area of rhetoric and composition, TESOL, or applied linguistics. We also welcome candidates with a secondary specialization that complements one or more of the Department's interests in histories and theories of rhetoric, cultural studies, literary history, critical theory, media studies, digital literacies, or literary journalism. The Composition Director annually oversees the design and delivery of instruction in more than 300 sections of three first-year writing courses taught by a unionized work force of graduate students and continuing and year-to-year lecturers. Administering the program includes reviewing the teaching performance of these instructors and promoting their professional development. In addition, the director teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department, represents the Composition Program on campus and participates in grant-writing and other outreach activities. The Composition Director is assisted by three course directors and by two full-time office staff: a program manager and an administrative assistant. For more information about the Composition Program, see A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be uploaded electronically by November 15, 2006 to the following web site: Selected candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention. The University of California, Irvine, is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and has an Advance Program for Faculty Equity and Diversity.