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.
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 4Câ€™s.
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 Programâ€™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.
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.
Are FYC courses your school taught primarily by faculty (â€œregularâ€ and/or temporary)? If so, I ask you to consider participating in a roundtable discussion Iâ€™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. Iâ€™m interested in widening our professionâ€™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 email@example.com. 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. Iâ€™ll put together a group whose â€œlocationsâ€ might be expected to bring up a diversity of issues.
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.
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 Lemonâ€”as well as good company, presentations of awards, miscellaneous announcements, and as always a few surprises.
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.
Shirley K Rose, President
Ccouncil of Writing Program Admin
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Associate Professor of English
Faculty Affiliate in American Studies
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