Assistant Director of Writing: Composition Specialist, University of Central Arkansas

Position Description: The Writing division in the University of Central Arkansas’s School of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our First-Year Writing program. Teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours per semester). The successful candidate must have experience teaching college writing and should be a specialist in rhetoric and composition, professional writing, or a closely related field. Successful candidates will have strong interest and experience in first-year writing. Duties include teaching primarily first-year composition, with the possibility of teaching one to three upper-level Writing courses per year, depending on qualifications and department need. Position begins August 15, 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a closely related field. Previous experience teaching college writing, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a clear research agenda in Composition theory or pedagogy are required. Candidates must also be willing to participate in local, regional, and national professional development and have a genuine interest in general education instruction, assessment, and program initiatives. Preferred applicants will have experience with multimodal writing and may have experience with co-requisite courses and learning communities.

Application: Review of applications begins November 14, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for four references to UCA’s online application system: https://jobs.uca.edu/ Please find the online UCA employment application process for the position at https://jobs.uca.edu/ .

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs. AA/EOE

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