Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Director of First-Year Writing
Institution:University of Central ArkansasPosted:November 13, 2009Location:ArkansasCategory:English/ literature, Other communicationsPosition Description:Not ProvidedEmployment Level:Not ProvidedWebsite:http://www.uca.edu/writingSalary:Not Provided
Director of First-Year Writing

The Department of Writing invites applications for the position of Director of First-Year Writing. This is a tenure-track, 10-month position with some additional summer responsibilities. The teaching load is 2-2. Focused on a comprehensive approach to writing studies, the department delivers two general education writing courses and further partners with area high schools in the university's concurrent enrollment program. The director will report directly to the chair of the Department of Writing and coordinate the scheduling, faculty development, and assessment of all general education writing courses including the department's concurrent enrollment partnerships. The position will be supported by a department of over thirty full-time faculty. Start date: August 2010.

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced assistant professor or associate professor with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. The individual must have experience as a writing program administrator of a first-year writing program and be conversant with concurrent/dual credit initiatives. The individual should have a solid record of publication and research in composition studies. The position's responsibilities call for leadership, administrative skills and experience in teaching, planning and program advocacy. The individual must have experience with first-year writing programs. The ideal candidate will also have experience with WAC, collaborative initiatives, and outreach initiatives, including the National Writing Project.

Application: Review of applications begins November 30, 2009 and will continue until filled. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing administrative experience and philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references to:

Dr. Scott Payne, Chair
Department of Writing
College of Fine Arts and Communication
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue, Thompson 308
Conway, AR 72035

Email: spayne@uca.edu

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