University of Wyoming: Associate or Full Professor of English & Coordinator of Composition

We seek an advanced scholar/teacher (associate or full professor) with administrative experience and a record of significant publication and exemplary teaching to guide our first-year writing program. The successful candidate will rotate through this administrative position (three-year term) and, while working in this capacity, spearhead curriculum development and teacher training for graduate instructors. In addition, this individual will teach and develop courses for our M.A. track in Composition and Rhetoric and serve on related thesis committees. Opportunities to teach in and/or assist with our professional writing minor degree program are also available. Area of specialization is open, although candidates with strong backgrounds in rhetorical theory and/or the history of rhetoric, composition research methodology, assessment, electronic writing, or composition pedagogy are especially welcome. The expected teaching load for this position is 2/1.

We will interview candidates at the MLA convention in December. To apply, please send letter of application, c.v., writing sample, 3 letters of reference, and evidence of successful teaching to Lora Steele-Hicks, Dept. of English, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071. Application will acknowledged by letter. Review of applicants will begin November 1st, 2006. Interested individuals are also invited to contact Beth Loffreda (, search chair, should they have any questions about this position.