Lecturer

Position Announcement
Lecturers, University Writing Program
2005-2006

The UC Davis University Writing Program invites applications for full-time Lecturers able to teach a wide range of writing courses, primarily at the upper-division level. We are especially interested in applicants experienced in teaching writing in the sciences, business and technical writing, legal writing, writing in the health professions, and writing in the academic disciplines. Ph.D. required.

One-year appointments (with possibility of renewal) beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year. Teaching load: 7 courses over 3 quarters. Starting salary: $38,328.00, with benefits. Positions contingent on funding. Interviews at CCCC and on the campus.

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2 MLA Sessions on Scholarly Publishing

Here are two more "can't miss" sessions on electronic journals and digital publishing:

Thursday, 29 December
351. Electronic Journals 2005
8:30–9:45 a.m., Delaware Suite A, Marriott
Program arranged by the Committee on Information Technology

Presiding: Irene Thompson, George Washington Univ.

  1. “Romantic Circles and Romantic Circles Praxis,” Steven E. Jones, Loyola Univ., Chicago; Orrin Nan Chung Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  2. "The Writing Instructor,” David Blakesley, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette
  3. “Romanticism on the Net,” Bruce Edward Graver, Providence Coll.; Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Univ. of Montreal
  4. "Language Learning and Technology,” David Hiple, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Manoa

Thursday, 29 December
493. Digital Scholarly Publishing: Beyond the Crisis
1:45–3:00 p.m., Maryland Suite C, Marriott
Program arranged by the National Council of Teachers of English

Call for Nominations

November 2005
Call for Nominations for WPA Executive Board

WPA will hold elections for three Executive Board members this spring.

Executive Board members election:

We will be saying goodbye and thank you to Executive Board members Lauren Fitzgerald, Greg Glau, and Raul Sanchez. We therefore invite your nominations for three Executive Board members to replace those rotating off. The Executive Board oversees the WPA, its events, and its activities; creates policies and procedures for its management; and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new board members will serve for three years, with terms beginning in July of 2006.

Call for Nominations to WPA Executive Board

November 2005
Call for Nominations for WPA Executive Board

WPA will hold elections for three Executive Board members this spring.

Executive Board members election:

We will be saying goodbye and thank you to Executive Board members Lauren Fitzgerald, Greg Glau, and Raul Sanchez. We therefore invite your nominations for three Executive Board members to replace those rotating off. The Executive Board oversees the WPA, its events, and its activities; creates policies and procedures for its management; and engages in special projects and initiatives. The new board members will serve for three years, with terms beginning in July of 2006.

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CFP for collection "Teaching Writing in a Globalized World": due Jan. 15, 2006

CFP: The editors of a new collection, "Teaching Writing in a Globalized World: Remapping Composition Studies," are seeking proposals for original articles that explore the implications of globalization on the teaching of writing.

Globalization is, of course, a contested term: it has been cast by some as the positive spread of Western capitalism coupled with a US version of democracy, by others as a destructive stage of late capitalism replete with exploitations of non-industrialized countries' peoples and resources.

Globalization is also often regarded as a process of homogenization of cultures and identities vis-à-vis mass productions and consumptions of goods worldwide, as the construction of a "global village" thanks to new information technologies and new forms of mobility, and as a process of postmodern hybridization and the breaking down of former nation-state epistemologies. Despite such variance, however, one thing about globalization is undeniable: we are all saturated in it, and we must acknowledge and adapt to it in our pedagogical practices. We therefore encourage authors to develop working definitions of globalization (or facets thereof) as they explore potential and actual ways in which the teaching of writing either should be or is being refigured in response.

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Assis/Assoc Prof., Comp. emphasis, Morningside College

Morningside College
English, Sioux City, Iowa, 51106
Assistant/Associate Professor of English
A ten-month, tenure-track position beginning in August, 2006, for a Ph.D. with a strong and varied record of graduate courses in composition and rhetoric and with a passion for writing pedagogy. Primary responsibilities include teaching two courses each academic year in our first-year composition program and working with faculty from across the curriculum to develop their abilities to teach writing. There will also be upper-level teaching opportunities in the candidate’s area of specialization or in a strong secondary field. Preparation and enthusiasm for teaching public speaking is a plus. This position involves the potential for directing the freshman program and/or the writing across the curriculum program. Leadership experience in these or other areas is highly desirable. We want someone who can work collaboratively with faculty from all disciplines and who is eager to pursue the opportunities a small, dynamic, college offers. Standard teaching load is twenty hours per academic year (five four-hour courses).

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CFP: Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing

APRIL 7 – 8, 2006
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA

LAYERS / LOOPS / TWEENS:
THE (NEW?) RHETORICS AND POETICS OF COMPOSITION

The languages and practices of photo editing, film editing, web animation, digital music, and the open source movement are increasingly being adopted by teachers and scholars of writing to describe the processes, techniques, and products of human communication. The Ninth Annual GPACW invites participants to interrogate, perform, and/or report on the (new?) rhetorics and poetics of composition.

Submissions must be received by January 31, 2006.

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CFP: Computers and Writing 2006 (Deadline: Jan 15)

Computers and Writing 2006 invites proposals for its May 25-28 conference. Hosted by Texas Tech University, the theme for the program is “Still Making Knowledge on the Frontier(s).” To submit proposals by January 15 for workshops, poster sessions, round table discussions, and individual or panel presentations, see the submission form.

While each year brings new research questions to the field, scholars and instructors still wrestle with many enduring issues. In addition to our quest to understand more about writing, writing instruction, and training new writing instructors, we wish to examine the use of datagogy in our field, the continued search for valid and reliable visual and socially-networked writing environment assessment methodologies, the exploration of communication through wireless and mobile technologies, the developed integration of open-source tools with system-wide electronic performance support system services, and the increased influence of technical communication on composition. We encourage submissions in response to the following:

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