Northern Arizona University Director of Composition

The English Department at Northern Arizona University seeks candidates for a tenured associate professor position to serve as Director of Composition, starting Fall 2007. Duties include directing Northern Arizona University’s Writing Program and overseeing the computer labs, training graduate assistants who teach composition, and teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Literacy, Technology, and Professional Writing.

Qualified candidates should have interest and expertise in Composition Studies, Writing Program Administration, Writing Across the Curriculum, Literacy, Digital Studies, Professional Writing, and/or related areas. Candidates should also have experiences working with diverse student, staff, and faculty groups. This is an eleven-month position. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field; two years administrative experience with writing programs; articles or book publications in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or related field; two years experience teaching critical thinking, reading and writing with technology; four years of successful university teaching as indicated by letters of reference and student evaluations.

Preferred qualifications: Three or more years administrative experience directing writing programs; strong, sustained record of publications relevant to the position; expertise with using digital and other technology in the classroom; experience working with people from a variety of culturally and racially diverse backgrounds, incorporating diverse perspectives into class syllabi as well as assignments and/or research that includes diverse populations such as women, ethnic and racial minority groups; demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching composition related courses.

Northern Arizona University is an 18,500-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 57,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, evidence of successful university teaching including student evaluations, and three letters of reference by November 10th to Dr. Laura Gray-Rosendale, Composition Director Search Committee, Department of English, Box 6032, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-6032.

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