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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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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