Associate Director of Writing Program/Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Kentucky

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky has been authorized to fill a postdoctoral position for its Writing Program. This appointment, to begin 1 August 2006, is a two-year, non-renewable position with three-fold responsibilities: research, teaching, and Writing Program administration. A competitive salary includes benefits and travel funds. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.s in composition, creative writing, linguistics, literature, or film; experience in TA supervision and/or writing program administration is desirable. The Associate Director has a 1-1 teaching load and works closely with a faculty mentor on his or her own research or creative project while helping to supervise teaching assistants and part-time instructors and to develop mentor programs and in-service workshops. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Send letter of application, vita and dossier or three letters of recommendation to Recruitment Committee, Department of English, 1203 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027 (AA/EOE). Review of candidates will begin March 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to interview at 4C’s.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University Writing Program, University of Notre Dame

The University Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame announces a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in rhetoric and composition, renewable for one additional year. Applicants should have PhD in hand by fall 2006. Responsibilities entail teaching a three/three load of First-Year Composition, mentoring new teachers of writing, and serving on the Program’s curriculum committee. Experience in portfolio assessment preferred. Notre Dame is committed to low student/faculty ratios. Salary is $30,000 and is pending. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of support, and a writing sample to Dr.

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Tenure-track positions in writing: U of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

Assistant Professor in Writing

The Department of Writing and Speech at the University of Central Arkansas announces the availability of two tenure-track positions beginning in the fall of 2006. Successful candidates should have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Our primary need is for specialists in composition theory and pedagogy. College teaching preferred. Successful candidates would also ideally have a second area of emphasis in one of the following areas: rhetoric, writing center administration, linguistics, writing across-the-curriculum, creative writing or technical writing.

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Roundtable Discussants Needed - WPA 2006

Are FYC courses your school taught primarily by faculty (“regular” and/or temporary)? If so, I ask you to consider participating in a roundtable discussion I’m proposing for WPA 2006.

WPA scholarship tends to ignore, I believe, those of us in institutions where FYC courses are staffed primarily, if not exclusively, by faculty. I’m interested in widening our profession’s conception of WPA work and identity by looking at the locations in which we work and the roles place, location, and culture play in our work. If your FYC courses are staffed primarily by a relatively stable cadre of faculty on some kind of continuing appointment and would like to participate in this roundtable discussion, please email me at sduffey@georgiasouthern.edu. Include a brief description of your staff, the kind of institution you work at, and perhaps a question or two you think your position raises about WPA theory, practice, or scholarship. I’ll put together a group whose “locations” might be expected to bring up a diversity of issues.

WPA Breakfast at CCCC 2006

If you're attending CCCC in March, you won't want to miss the WPA Breakfast! You can now purchase your breakfast ticket online at Digital WPA, as well as donate to the Robert J. Connors Memorial Fund, which supports graduate student attendance at the breakfast.

http://wpacouncil.org/node/275

Thursday March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria

Enjoy an excellent buffet of Farm Fresh Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, with or without Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Chilled Juices, Assorted Mini Pastries, Starbucks Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated) and Hot Tea with Lemon—as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.

Reminder: Proposals for 2006 WPA Conference due February 1

Dear WPA member:

If you are planning to submit a proposal for the 2006 WPA Conference in Chattanooga July 13-16, the February 1 deadline is quickly approaching. After February 1, proposals will be accepted on a space-available-only basis.

The call for proposals can be viewed on the WPA website at this node: http://wpacouncil.org/node/216

To submit a proposal, you will have to log in as a member.

Please let me know if you encounter difficulties in logging-in or in using the proposal submission form.

Thanks,
Shirley

Shirley K Rose, President
Ccouncil of Writing Program Admin

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Assistant Professor, Composition

Assistant Professor of Composition

Seton Hill University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Composition, beginning Fall, 2006. The faculty member will teach developmental composition courses to traditional age and non-traditional aged students and may be asked to assist with faculty development activities in conjunction with the Writing Coordinator.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric and have tangible experience working with developmental writers. An outstanding candidate who has completed all but the dissertation may be considered.

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CFP: Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

MLA Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoricizing Technology, Technologizing Rhetoric

Papers that address the influence of technology on rhetorical theory and/or the influence of rhetorical theory on technology (theory, development, application). 300-word abstracts by 10 Mar.; Morris Young (youngms1@muohio.edu).

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Morris Young

Associate Professor of English

Faculty Affiliate in American Studies

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topics for plenary

What's happening with writing instruction in high schools and colleges

How can we change this situation

What is the role of writing centers in faculty development on the secondary and college level

What are the possible future approaches to the teaching of writing or directing writing programs?

Why the disparate approach rather than the collaborative one

What I believe about teaching writing

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago

You are invited!

2006 WPA Breakfast at CCCC in Chicago
Thursday March 23, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
DePaul Center Student Union Cafeteria

Enjoy an excellent buffet of Farm Fresh Fluffy Scrambled Eggs, with or without Cheese, Crispy Bacon and Sausage Links, Country Style Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Chilled Juices, Assorted Mini Pastries, Starbucks Coffee (Regular and Decaffeinated) and Hot Tea with Lemon—as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.

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