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
Millikin University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Instructor or tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to teach news and feature writing, along with first-year writing courses. Teaching responsibilities would include: (1) teaching the journalism track in the writing major, (2) advising Millikin's award-winning student newspaper, (3) teaching first-year writing courses (9 hours per semester plus advising). Master's Degree required for Instructor candidates; Ph.D. or ABD required for Assistant Professor candidates.
WRITING INSTRUCTOR: ENGLISH
Pending availability of funding, the Department of English is seeking one non-tenure track instructor for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for up to 6 years. Teaching responsibilities: nine 4-credit hour courses in the writing program (primarily first-year composition) over three quarters. Salary: competitive.
The English Department teaches all first-year courses in networked computer classrooms; many sections are linked to learning communities. Information on Wright State’s writing program can be found at
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
Pending availability of funding, the Department of English is seeking one non-tenure track assistant professor for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, pending availability of funding. Teaching responsibilities: seven 4-credit hour courses in technical writing, document design and/or visual rhetoric, and composition over three quarters.
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.