Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Tri-Cities

Washington State University at Tri-Cities was established to meet the educational and social needs of the larger community (both southeastern Washington and throughout the state). WSU-TC is a publicly-supported urban commuter college serving both traditional and non-traditional students, and is part of the greater Washington State University system.

The Department of English is seeking an Assistant Professor (ABD is acceptable) to teach introductory and intermediate college composition courses (3/3 load). The ideal candidate will be able to assume responsibility for the Writing Center and will be an integral part of the growing freshman writing program as WSU-TC begins admitting freshmen in August, 2007 (current students are upper-division only). Though not a tenure-track position, the 3-year contract is renewable, and duties will include participation on a variety of faculty committees and other responsibilities, as assigned by the Director of Liberal Arts.

Required Qualifications: A minimum of an MA or ABD in Rhetoric and Composition is required. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience teaching composition at the college-level, must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the ongoing development of the English department, and must exhibit interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to be able to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition is preferred, as is experience working in a college-level writing center as director and/or tutor. Publication in Comp/Rhet and/or writing center theory is also preferred.

To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 current letters of recommendation to: Jana Kay Lunstad, Academic Coordinator, Liberal Arts program, Washington State University, Tri-Cities, 2710 University Dr., Richland WA 99354-1671.

Washington State University Tri-Cities is an equal employment opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Review of applications begins November 1st, 2006, and the position will be open until filled.

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