Open-rank Composition Director position at the University of Southern Mississippi

The English Department at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured specialist in composition and rhetoric studies (rank open) to teach courses in writing and pedagogy and to direct the program in first-year writing. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Ph.D. granting institution that has an established commitment to service learning and has recently developed a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative that includes an expanded Writing Center and promotes curricular innovation and pedagogical development. The candidate will have an opportunity to take a leading role in promoting and developing the WAC initiative. The University serves a diverse population that includes many first-generation and non-traditional students; the institution and surrounding region offer rich opportunities for those interested in researching language and literacy in diverse communities.

The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition; will demonstrate a commitment to curriculum and program development; and will show evidence of effective teaching and a promising research trajectory. Additional expertise in electronic pedagogies is desirable. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit letter, vita, statement of philosophy, writing sample, and three letters of reference to Michael Mays, Chair, Department of English, 118 College Drive #5037, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Southern Mississippi is an AA/EOE/ADAI employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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