Thursday, November 05, 2009


ssistant Professor of Writing & Rhetoric -- (two positions)

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Institution: Morningside College
Location: Sioux City, IA
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/04/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Morningside College in Sioux City, IA is seeking TWO colleagues to help create, develop, and launch a new Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Ph.D. in Composition & Rhetoric strongly preferred. (ABD in Composition and Rhetoric or Ph.D. in a related field with scholarship and/or teaching evidence in composition or argumentative writing will be considered.) The tenure-track positions have a 3/2 teaching load, consisting of first year writing with opportunities to teach upper division public speaking and other courses and opportunities to develop creative May Term courses. As the new department grows, course release time for writing center or writing across the curriculum initiatives will be available.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with evidence of potential for excellence in teaching. We are looking for colleagues who would be prepared to establish a writing center, focus on WAC faculty development, and further develop the first-year writing/speaking program. Opportunities for professional development, research, and conference presentations/attendance will be available. Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Leslie Werden; (712) 274-5226, Positions begin Fall 2010.

Morningside College is a private, coeducational, residential, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1894, the college is growing and currently serves about 1200 full-time undergraduate students of diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds, as well as over 800 students in its one graduate program in Education. Morningside confers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as Master of Arts in Teaching. The faculty is committed to the liberal arts as a foundation for every field of the professional and career-centered curriculum. The 69-acre campus includes 20 buildings and is situated in Sioux City, Iowa, a community recognized as the economic and cultural center of Siouxland, a metropolitan region with a population of over 140,000. Morningside College faculty typically teach five 4-credit courses per academic year to fulfill a 20-hour load. In addition, faculty teach one May Term course every three years. Excellence in teaching, effective advising, scholarship, and service are expected for all faculty members.

Screening for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an e-mail to: entering Writing Search in the subject line, and attaching in PDF or Microsoft Word files the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of letters of recommendation should be sent to the "facultysearch" e-mail address provided above.

Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

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