Assistant Professor of English (writing specialist)


Position and Rank: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature

Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, or in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition, or in English with expertise in rhetoric/composition. Degree in hand by August 2007. Expertise in business/professional/technical writing required. University-level teaching experience required. Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching methods required. Potential for scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, desirable. Willingness and interest in using technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. In addition, the candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.

Duties: Teach 12 credits per semester (4/4 load). Take a leadership role in the delivery of the department’s business and professional writing course. Teach business and professional writing course, upper-division writing courses, and freshman composition. Possibly develop new upper-division writing courses for a proposed writing minor. Future possibility of coordinating freshman composition program. Other duties include scholarship and departmental and university service (such as, following the first year, advising and committee work).

Salary: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply: Send an application packet including letter of application, c.v., unofficial transcripts, detailed statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references (with letters of recommendation upon request) to:

Professor Deborah Schlacks

Search and Screen Committee Chair

Department of Language & Literature

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Belknap & Catlin

Superior, WI 54880

Review of completed applications will commence on January 16, 2007, and will continue until position is filled. Phone interviews followed by campus visits. Names of finalists must be released upon request.

For additional information, visit, or call 715-394-8235.

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