Director of Composition, Northern Arziona University

Dear Colleagues:

The Department of English at Northern Arizona University is pleased to
invite applications for a Director of Composition: Assistant or
Associate Professor of English.

I would appreciate your help bringing this position to the attention of
qualified candidates.

Attached you will find a detailed description of the advertised
positions. Thanks for helping us in our search for talented new faculty.


Jeff Berglund
Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English

The English Department seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible assistant
professor or an associate professor position to serve as Director of the
Composition Program, starting July 2008. Duties include directing the
Department's Composition Program, supervising staff in the writing
center, training graduate assistants in our Graduate Teaching Practicum
course, with an opportunity to teach an additional course in English.
This is an eleven-month position. Salary will be commensurate with

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or
related English field; appropriate administrative experience; articles
or book publications relevant to the position; familiarity with using
technology to teach; two-year record of full-time, successful university
teaching. For consideration for the tenured associate rank, candidate
must have a tenured associate appointment at another university.

Preferred Qualifications: Three years administrative experience
directing writing programs; strong, sustained record of publications
relevant to the position; expertise with using technology in the
classroom; commitment to working with diverse populations, such as
incorporating diverse perspectives into class syllabi, as well as
assignments and research that include diverse populations; demonstrated
excellence and innovation in teaching.

Northern Arizona University is a 20,000 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. The university is committed to a
diverse and civil working and learning environment.

Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a curriculum vita,
copies of transcripts, three letters of reference, evidence of effective
teaching, and copies of books/publications to:

Dr. Greg Larkin
Composition Director Search Committee
Department of English
Northern Arizona University
Box 6032
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6032

More information about this position and the Department of English may
be found at and

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on November 1, 2007.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history
verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to
employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint
background check.

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.