Writing Women's Lives - A Revision Workshop

Have you ever tried chronicling the events of your life? Do you need help bringing clarity to your writing? If so, join the UIC Writers Series this fall for Writing Women’s Lives – A Revision Workshop.

This four-week memoir writing course is just what you need to make your memoir come alive! Sharing your life story is an important way to document your history. Learn to incorporate the following memoir writing techniques into your work:

• How to be cinematic
• How to use concrete sensory images
• How to be specific
• How to write what you feel
• And more!

If you are familiar with the memoir writing genre and already have a work-in-progress that needs to be revised or polished (at least several pages long), Writing Women’s Lives – A Revision Workshop is the class for you.

First-Year Writing Instructors

The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for full-time writing faculty to teach first-year writing, beginning August 2007. These are contract positions, renewable annually for a total of seven years; faculty receive full benefits and competitive salaries. Candidates will work closely with existing writing faculty, with the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies, and Writing Center Directors. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load. Qualifications: doctorate or terminal degree with primary or secondary area in composition preferred. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Director, Writing Across the Curriculum

The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor of English, beginning August 2007, to design and direct the University's first Writing Across the Curriculum program. The candidate will work with the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies and Writing Center Directors to design workshops and WAC/WID initiatives throughout the University; develop University-wide assessment projects; create a Writing Fellows program; and create writing and rhetoric courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Director, Writing Center

The Department of English at St. John's University invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor, beginning August 2007, to direct one of the University's two Writing Centers. The candidate will work closely with the existing Writing Center Director and the Director of the Institute for Writing Studies, as well as with first-year writing faculty. Teaching responsibilities include a 1/1 load. Qualifications: doctorate in composition and rhetoric; administrative Writing Center experience; assessment experience preferred. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor-University of Missouri-Columbia

U of Missouri-Columbia
English, 107 Tate Hall Columbia MO 65211

Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor of English: Rhetoric and Composition

The English Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia seeks a rhetoric and composition scholar, preferably at the Associate level, although Advanced Assistant applicants may be considered. Applicants should have publications commensurate with rank, evidence of strong teaching, and an active research agenda. We seek a colleague who would share in the administration of our composition program on a rotating basis, provide leadership as we expand our program, and help direct the work of graduate students. Area of research emphasis is open with preference given to digital media and multimodal writing, multi-ethnic rhetorics, and/or technical writing. PhD required.

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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.

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Asst. Professor of Composition/Rhetoric, Eastern Michigan University

Tenure track position in composition and rhetoric starting Fall 2007. We are
looking for a faculty member who values teaching, research, and service to
join a dynamic department and an active group of composition/rhetoric
faculty in a nationally recognized writing program. We seek expertise in
some combination of the following: writing program administration, first
year writing, and writing and technology. Responsibilities will include
administration or co-administration of the First Year Writing Program (with
commensurate reassigned time), and some teaching in FYC and/or upper-level
or graduate courses in Written Communication. Teaching excellence, scholarly

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Thematic courses and inquiry

Posted for James LeDoux:

I am a grad student at Boise State University and would like to solicit some responses regarding thematic courses and inquiry-based teaching methods from experienced basic writing/developmental writing instructors. My class project partner and I are wondering if any of your courses are thematically based. If so, what kind of theme(s) do you use and why?

We are also interested in inquiry-based teaching methods. What kinds of things do you do to set up an inquiry based class and what has been your
experience teaching in this method (in other words, what are some advantages and disadvantages to inquiry that you've noted)?

Asst. Prof. position at Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Department of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of English, beginning August 2007, with primary specialization in rhetoric and composition. The department seeks a candidate able to teach writing and rhetoric courses at all levels (including graduate courses). Teaching responsibilities include a 4/4 load. Qualifications: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching; excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. The search committee will begin screening applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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