Cultural studies critiques of disciplinarity have engendered a wide range of alternatives to the disciplinary norms that govern the American academy: multi-, inter-, pre-, post-, trans-, and anti-disciplinarity. We seek essays that use these notions as grounds to think through writing and the writing-intensive classroom as spaces in which to challenge the conventional organization and segregation of knowledges and epistemologies into discrete and highly regulated disciplines. Building, for example, on the work of Henry Giroux, Paolo Freire, Cary Nelson, and others, we imagine â€œdisciplinaryâ€ writing as â€œdisciplinedâ€ writing, in the sense that Michel Foucault uses the term in Discipline and Punish: writing produced under the auspices of highly controlled and tightly guarded disciplines is subject to surveillance and restriction that governs what knowledge can be made, under what conditions it can be made, and how it is authorized. Therefore, we see writing courses (now more and more considered to be pre-disciplinary, and therefore outside the disciplines) and language-intensive cultural studies courses (which have the potential to cut across a wide variety of disciplines, particularly in the humanities) to be rich spaces in which to enact a resistant pedagogy that asks students to think beyond and against the disciplinary conventions which govern much of the rest of higher education pedagogies.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH (Professional Writing/Introductory Composition)
Up to two continuing lecturers, full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable positions, to teach professional writing and introductory composition courses that have a strong commitment to writing with computers, collaboration, and community engagement. Continuing lecturers are eligible for medical and retirement benefits. Full-time salary $31,000. Starting date: August 14, 2006.
These are great jobs! We have a supportive and well organized program, perfect for new graduates and WPA's. The Associate Writing Program Director has been at the school for 23 years and helps the program running smoothly. The Dean is new and quite open to innovation, of which the Provost is also supportive. I feel truly lucky to be at this location, but have to leave for family reasons. I am happy to answer any questions about the jobs and about living in Cairo.
Please pass the word about these positions.
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
The Chronicle of Higher Education will be hosting a colloquy about Topic (Texas Tech Online-Print Integrated Curriculum) featuring Fred Kemp:
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We are seeking a visiting assistant professor for a three-quarter time position in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry. The position was held for a number of years by one person, who recently retired; with the right person in the job we see no reason for that situation not to continue. Ability to teach in some area of American literature is a plus. Requirements include strong teaching experience, publications, and an MFA or PhD by September 2006. Health insurance and other benefits included. Located in the scenic Allegheney region of northwestern Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a small college dedicated to high-quality teaching with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.
We are seeking an Assistant Professor to develop and direct the universityâ€™s freshman writing program. The successful applicant will most likely teach a reduced load of three courses per semester. Requirements include a PhD by December 2006 with training and experience in writing-program management and evidence of scholarly potential. Secondary expertise in some area of American literature is desirable. Located in the scenic Allegheny region of northwestern Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a small college dedicated to high-quality teaching with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
Writing Instructors/Assistant Professors: Several openings for experienced composition and rhetoric instructors to teach writing, rhetoric, and research in the Writing Program. Experience with information technology, Business/Technical Writing, and/or curriculum design would be a plus. Instructors must have MA in Composition, Literature, or related field within the humanities. Assistant Professor rank requires Ph.D., evidence of active research and publication agenda, and interest in curriculum development as well as teaching experience. Applicants for the previously advertised position are under consideration for the revised position.
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
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.
Election results are in!
The new Executive Board members, who will begin their terms in July, are:
Joe Marshall Hardin
Please join us in congratulating them.
2006 Nominating Committee: Chris Anson, Joe Janangelo, Susan K. Miller
Undergraduate Writing Program, Columbia University in the City of New York
Associate Director and Director of the Writing Center
Columbiaâ€™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.