Often, the discussion regarding the use of popular culture in the classroom focuses on content-area courses. There are, however, myriad ways in which pop culture can be used to enhance students’ critical thinking and writing abilities within the structure of English composition courses. This issue of AEQ seeks submissions that discuss both the theoretical and practical uses of popular culture in the composition classroom, as well as ways in which pop culture can be integrated into composition assignment design.
Tenure-track assistant professor position in rhetoric and composition, beginning Fall 2011.
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition required by time of appointment. The successful applicant
will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including first-year writing, and participate in
first-year writing program administration. Applicants with teaching and research interest in
rhetorical history and theory, digital rhetoric, and/or research in online writing environments
Spring Hill College invites applications for an Assistant Professor in English specializing in composition. Ph.D. expected. Full-time, tenure-track with duties equivalent to a 4/4 teaching load divided between the English Department and Center for Academic Excellence. Candidate can expect to teach developmental writing courses with potential for advanced courses in composition and grammar. CAE duties include preparation of undergraduate writing tutors and collaboration with faculty. Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, liberal arts institution of 1,300 students.
The English Graduate Association at the University of Cincinnati is hosting a conference entitled "Composing Ourselves: A Graduate Conference in Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric" on April 16, 2010. A "teaser" video about the conference is available here: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/5714663/. Full cfp and more info to follow.
The George Washington University seeks applications for an Executive Director of our University Writing Program. This person will integrate the three branches of the UWP— First-Year Writing, WID, and the Writing Center—and raise the national profile of the Program. We seek a recognized scholar in writing and an experienced, dynamic leader. Appointment will be at the level of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure.
Department of Writing Studies – Rhetoric and Composition (ref. #FAC09-015/016)
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Roger Williams University
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.
Description and Responsibilities:
Assistant professor of English with specialty in rhetoric/composition, entry-level, tenure track, beginning August 2009. Duties and responsibilities will include teaching in undergraduate option in rhetoric and professional writing and graduate courses in rhetoric, composition, technical and professional writing, and critical technology studies. PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field required by July 1, 2009. Evidence of excellence in college teaching required.
University of California, Irvine
Department of English
435 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-2650
Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Communication, Associate or Beginning Full Professor
The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine, seeks an associate or
beginning full professor who works in rhetoric and communication defined broadly as
an interdisciplinary field. Research and teaching could include topics such as the
relations among rhetorical history, theory, practice, and pedagogy; the role of rhetoric