Assistant Professor of English/Associate Director, Northern Virginia
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies who will help
direct the Northern Virginia Writing Project, beginning Fall 2008.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, English, or
English Education, along with experience and/or scholarship in K-12
teaching and in composition pedagogy. Additional research interests
in one or more of the following areas preferred: writing across the
curriculum, writing-to-learn, assessment, teaching of literature.
Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in
scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. (Teaching
opportunities include composition and advanced composition with a WAC
emphasis, upper-division nonfiction writing, as well as graduate
courses in rhetoric, composition instruction, and theories of
composition.) They should also demonstrate an interest in curriculum
and program development. After three years as Associate Director, the
successful candidate will become Director of the Writing Project.
Established in 1978, the Northern Virginia Writing Project currently
serves over 1900 educators (K-University) each year with a summer
institute, in-service courses, conferences, and workshops.
Situated in a dynamic, multifaceted department, our composition
faculty participate in the New Media Group in English, B.A.
concentration in nonfiction writing, M.A. in professional writing and
editing, M.A. in the teaching of writing and literature, writing
across the curriculum program, technology across the curriculum
initiatives, and the university-wide writing center. Review of
applications begins October 1, 2007. Apply and submit cover letter,
c.v., and writing sample online at http://jobs.gmu.edu. (Look for
position F7002Z.) Also, send at least three letters of recommendation
through the mail to Don Gallehr, Search Committee, Dept. of English,
Mailstop #3E4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030. GMU is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.