Friday, September 11, 2009


Assistant Professor of English - Composition Studies

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, TX
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 09/10/2009
Type: Full Time
Assistant Professor of English (Composition Studies)

The English Department of the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in composition studies, to start in the Fall semester of AY 2010-11; the teaching load is 2/2 the first year and 3/2 thereafter. The successful applicant will be an active researcher who can contribute to our vibrant graduate and undergraduate programs by teaching courses in composition studies as well as technical and/or professional writing. Additional research related to one or more of the following areas is preferred: computers and writing; empirical research methods; ESL; learning communities; literacy studies; service learning; writing across the curriculum (WAC); writing assessment; writing in the disciplines (WID); and writing program theory and administration. Minimal qualifications are a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field. Salary is commensurate with credentials/experience and is based on a nine-month contract. Summer teaching may be available. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, UT Arlington is rated a Doctoral/Research Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and offers an MA and PhD in English. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2009 if applicants wish to be considered for an MLA interview. Position open until filled. Send letter of application, CV, and a writing sample to Professor Kevin Porter, Chair, Composition Studies Search Committee, English Department, P.O. Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0035.

This is a security sensitive position and a criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer.
Application Information
Postal Address: Professor Kevin Porter
English Department
University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19035
Arlington, TX 76019-0035


Assistant Professor of English

Institution: St. John Fisher College
Location: Rochester, NY
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 09/10/2009
Application Due: 11/13/2009
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Pending final budget approval, St. John Fisher College seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in composition/rhetoric; Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric or English with a strong focus on composition and rhetoric (degree completed by September 2010), to teach introductory and upper level courses in writing and rhetoric. A specialty in new media, digital rhetoric, or computers and composition is desirable. Successful teaching experience is essential.

St. John Fisher College offers a 3/3 teaching load and small class sizes. We seek a creative and collaborative professional with a commitment to undergraduate education to teach a variety of courses in a multi-dimensional writing major. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the writing major and in the college's first-year Learning Community program and will help develop writing curricula within the major and college-wide. Opportunities exist to create new courses in a supportive departmental environment.

Rochester is a nexus of commerce and the arts, home to seven colleges and universities and several major corporations. St. John Fisher College, a comprehensive institution enrolling approximately 3,000 full- and part-time students, is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching and learning in a personalized educational environment. The College is guided by its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: "teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge." Through an education rooted in the liberal arts, we prepare individuals for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity, in which diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.

To learn more and apply for this position, please visit our website at The deadline for applications is November 13. Contact Deborah VanderBilt, English Department chair, at for any questions or clarifications.
Application Information
Contact: St. John Fisher College
Online App. Form:

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