Department Chair sought at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar and educator for the position of Chair of the Department of English and Linguistics. The department has 24 tenure-track faculty with specialties in creative writing, film, folklore, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition. Approximately 200 undergraduates and 20 graduate students are earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees from the department. IPFW is a campus of approximately 12,000 students located in the second-largest city in the state (approximately 200,000 residents)—an area that offers many cultural, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

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Prison education

I'm in a composition seminar doing my paper on my experiences as a teacher in a state prison--specifically on writing/ participation (in its various forms)/ education providing a "voice" inmates may not develop otherwise. Does anyone have suggestions re: source material? I'm still checking out lots of sources looking for material that will address my particular topic. Thanks if you can help!
Joni

WPA at MLA 2006: in brief

Dear WPA Members and Friends:

If you're going to MLA in Philadephia this year, please note these WPA events on your convention schedules:
(more details available at http://wpacouncil.org/node/532)

Panel: “Moving toward Inclusion: Thirty Years of the Council of Writing Program Administrators,” Friday, December 29th, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Room 307 of the Philadelphia Marriott.

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WPA at MLA 2006

WPA at MLA: 30th Anniversary

The 2006 MLA Convention will mark the 30th Anniversary of the MLA session at which the Council of Writing Program Administrators was founded. To celebrate that occasion, this year’s panels look back at WPA’s efforts at inclusion over the past thirty years and discuss the great potential that increasing diversity provides for us, both as an organization and within our writing classes.

Assistant Professor in African-American Rhetoric

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (AFRICAN-AMERICAN RHETORIC)

The Department of English at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, emphasizing African-American rhetoric and pedagogy to begin Fall semester 2007. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is 3-2, with assignments in upper-division and graduate courses in rhetoric and/or composition (we offer a concentration in rhetoric and composition at the undergraduate level), but with some teaching in the core curriculum (freshman composition)and/or junior-level writing.

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Composition-Rhetoric and Ethnic American Literature (TT)

Assistant Professor of English, Composition and Ethnic American literature. The Willamette University English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position primarily in Composition, preferably with a strong preparation in either Latino/a literature or Native American literature. Ideal candidates will have the Ph.D. and publications in their field, and will be prepared to teach writing and literature courses, to participate in the continual development of writing across the curriculum at Willamette, and to assist in directing the Writing Center. Applications should include a short essay (1000 words maximum) on your approaches to teaching and your expected contribution to a department both generalist and interdisciplinary. Please send essay, letter of application, vitae, and contact information for three references to Gretchen Flesher Moon, Chair, Department of English, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301. Review begins 3 November 2006.
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Asst Prof of English in Secondary Education

Northwest Missouri State University
English, Maryville, MO 64468
Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialty in Secondary Education, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load, with one quarter release time for supervising student teachers and program coordination. Teaching includes general education freshman composition and literature classes as well as classes in area of specialty. Earned doctorate, successful teaching experience at the college level, student support, departmental and university service, and ongoing scholarship required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching dependent on departmental needs. Send letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Hobbs, Chair, Department of English, Colden Hall, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Screening will begin November 1st and will continue until position is filled. Application will be acknowledged by letter. Inquire to Mhobbs@nwmissouri.edu or (660) 562-1265. Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Instructor in English with Comp/Rhet Specialization

Northwest Missouri State University
English, Maryville, MO 64468
Instructor of English

Renewable, non-tenure track Instructor position, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load of developmental writing, general education freshman composition, and advanced composition courses. Generalist with expertise in composition and developmental English highly desirable. Masters degree and successful teaching experience at the college level required; student support and university service expected. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference, and contact information for three additional references to Dr. Michael Hobbs, Chair, Department of English, Colden Hall, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Screening will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews at the 2006 MLA convention in Philadelphia. Application will be acknowledged by letter. Inquire to Mhobbs@nwmissouri.edu or (660) 562-1265. Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Asst Prof of English in Comp/Rhet

Northwest Missouri State University
English, Maryville, MO 64468
Assistant Professor of English

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialty in Composition and Rhetoric, beginning August 2007, to teach a 4/4 load. Specialization in developmental composition, technical/workplace writing, first-year composition, or assessment desirable. Teaching includes at least fifty percent general education writing courses with some opportunity to teach upper-level or graduate writing courses. Earned doctorate, successful teaching experience at the college level, student support, departmental and university service, and ongoing scholarship required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer teaching dependent on departmental needs. Send letter of application, vita, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dr. Michael Hobbs, Chair, Department of English, Colden Hall, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO 64468. Screening will begin November 15th and will continue until position is filled. Interviews at the 2006 MLA convention in Philadelphia. Application will be acknowledged by letter. Inquire to Mhobbs@nwmissouri.edu or (660) 562-1265. Northwest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Open-rank Composition Director position at the University of Southern Mississippi

The English Department at The University of Southern Mississippi seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured specialist in composition and rhetoric studies (rank open) to teach courses in writing and pedagogy and to direct the program in first-year writing. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Ph.D. granting institution that has an established commitment to service learning and has recently developed a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative that includes an expanded Writing Center and promotes curricular innovation and pedagogical development. The candidate will have an opportunity to take a leading role in promoting and developing the WAC initiative. The University serves a diverse population that includes many first-generation and non-traditional students; the institution and surrounding region offer rich opportunities for those interested in researching language and literacy in diverse communities.

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