Assistant Professor of Comp. and Rhetoric and Writing Program Director

We are seeking an Assistant Professor to develop and direct the university’s freshman writing program. The successful applicant will most likely teach a reduced load of three courses per semester. Requirements include a PhD by December 2006 with training and experience in writing-program management and evidence of scholarly potential. Secondary expertise in some area of American literature is desirable. Located in the scenic Allegheny region of northwestern Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a small college dedicated to high-quality teaching with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.

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Writing Instructors/Assistant Professors at the American University in Cairo

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

Writing Program

Writing Instructors/Assistant Professors: Several openings for experienced composition and rhetoric instructors to teach writing, rhetoric, and research in the Writing Program. Experience with information technology, Business/Technical Writing, and/or curriculum design would be a plus. Instructors must have MA in Composition, Literature, or related field within the humanities. Assistant Professor rank requires Ph.D., evidence of active research and publication agenda, and interest in curriculum development as well as teaching experience. Applicants for the previously advertised position are under consideration for the revised position.

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Tenure Track Position as WP Director: the American University in Cairo

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

Writing Program

Director of University Writing Program: An opening for a Director of the Writing Program: Composition and Rhetoric. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, evidence of active research and publication agenda, interest in curriculum development as well as teaching experience are musts. Experience with program administration, information technology, and/or curriculum design would be a plus.

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Columbia University: Writing Program Associate Director / Writing Center Director

Undergraduate Writing Program, Columbia University in the City of New York
Associate Director and Director of the Writing Center

Columbia’s Undergraduate Writing Program is a four-year-old program responsible for offering the university's required first-year writing course and for operating the university's writing center. We seek to hire an associate director interested in working with a small team of writing program administrators (the director and one other associate director) to expand and administer this program.

This associate director's primary responsibility will be to direct and develop our nascent writing center. Additional duties will include teaching the university's required first-year writing course, participating in the selection and training of graduate-student instructors, and contributing to the general administration of the UWP. Experience with curriculum development, non-native speakers/writers of English, writing-in-the-disciplines, or writing and technology is also desirable.

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Visiting Assistant Professor In Business and Technical Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor in Business and Technical Writing. August 28, 2006-May 13, 2007. Ph.D. required. Evidence of successful teaching in business and technical writing required. Teaching load of 3/3 includes courses in basic business writing, technical writing, graduate courses in report writing and Writing for MBAs, as well as freshman composition. Salary is $40,000. Send letters of application, CV, dossier, and sample teaching materials to Dr. Joseph Ceccio, Chair-Visiting Assistant Professor Search, Department of English, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1906 by March 27, 2006.

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Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts (CFP)

Call for Papers—Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts

We invite contributions for an edited collection, Building Bridges: Second Language Writing Across Contexts, which attempts to close existing gaps in international conversations among second language writing scholars in elementary and secondary schools, two-year colleges, post-secondary institutions, and community programs. Much current scholarship on second language writing comes out of post-secondary institutions in the United States. This volume attempts to build bridges between this context and other sites of second language writing research, theory, and pedagogy.

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WPA 29:1/2 (Fall 2005) in the mail

Dear Members of the Council of Writing Program Administrators:

The latest issue of WPA: Writing Program Administration (29.1/2 [Fall 2005]) was mailed out to current members several weeks ago. If you have not received your copy of the issue, please let John Tassoni, WPA Secretary pro tem, know: tassonjp@muohio.edu

Many thanks to our WPA Managing Editors--Greg Glau, Barry Maid, and Duane Roen-- and the entire Editorial Team for bringing us these thought-provoking and useful articles.

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Call for Proposals, WPA at MLA Panels, December 2006, Philadlphia, PA

Call for Proposals: WPA Sessions at MLA
December, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

The WPA Executive Board and the committee on WPA at MLA (Dominic Delli Carpini, Eli Goldblatt, and Rebecca Moore Howard) invite proposals for 2 panels to be held at the December, 2006 convention of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia, PA.

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