Monday, August 31, 2009

62. Why did I just spend time watching "The Hitcher" and "JoyRide2" -- other than that horror movies always star eye candy an d can be good background to writing because they have no discernible plot? I guess that's enough.

Friday, August 21, 2009

61.9

English - Composition & Rhetoric Tenure Track Position

Institution: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Location: Kutztown, PA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 08/20/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The Department of English invites applications for a tenure track position in Composition and Rhetoric with a specialization in Multi-Ethnic Rhetorics. Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric preferred, ABD may be considered with completion of dissertation within one year of hire. Candidates should have experience and research in Multi-Ethnic Rhetorics, defined broadly as American rhetorical traditions that have developed independent of, or in response to, the European American rhetorical tradition. Specialties may include (but are not limited to) African American, American Indian, Asian American, and/or Latina/o rhetorics. Research and teaching experience in other multicultural rhetorics a plus. Applicants should show a strong record of teaching college composition and be committed to a "stretch model" approach to introductory composition courses.

The 4/4 teaching load will include Introduction to College Composition, College Composition, Honors Composition, and Advanced Composition with opportunities to develop and teach upper-level and graduate courses in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies. Three years of college level teaching experience or equivalent required with significant experience teaching Composition. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching abilities required. Salary competitive.

Send a letter of application, vita, three current letters of reference, and all official college-level transcripts to Dr. Linda Cullum, Chair, Composition Faculty Search Committee, English Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. Only complete application packets will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information on our program, visit our website at: http://kucomprhet.wordpress.com or contact the Committee Chair at cullum@kutztown.edu. The Search Committee will be interviewing at the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Kutztown University is an AA/EOE member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minorities. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Linda Cullum
English Department
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
PO Box 730
Kutztown, PA 19530

Thursday, August 20, 2009

61.8

Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts - F09030F1 & F09031F1

Institution: University of Southern Indiana
Location: Evansville, IN
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 08/19/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts - F09030F1 & F09031F1
The English Department of the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors of English in Rhetoric and Composition. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition required. Ideal candidates will have experience and training in one or more of the following areas: secondary education, technical writing, web authoring, writing program administration. Each successful candidate will teach courses in the freshman composition sequence and in the Rhetoric and Writing emphasis in the English major (4/4 load) and will help to design a planned M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Each successful candidate must have a passion for teaching at all levels, an active research agenda, and a desire to participate in service at the program, department, college, and university levels.

Send letter of application, CV with full contact information for three professional references, one-page teaching philosophy, and one-page research agenda overview in Word, rich text, or PDF to Dr. Patrick Shaw, Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee Chair, at English2@mail.usi.edu. Electronic applications only. In addition, all applicants are required to submit a signed USI Faculty application (available at www.usi.edu/facultyapp). Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2009, and continue until position is filled. Consult our website at http://www.usi.edu/libarts/english/ for more information about the English Department at USI. Search Committee Chair: Dr. Patrick Shaw.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

61.7 Full Time- Composition and Literature

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Institution: Berkeley College
Location: Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, NJ
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 08/17/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Berkeley College is dedicated to excellence in teaching and to preparing students for successful business careers. The New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark are seeking applicants for two full-time faculty position in Composition and Literature.

Applicants must possess a Doctorate in a related English discipline, i.e. English, Comparative Literature, Composition/Rhetoric, World Literature, Women's Studies, American Literature, and have prior teaching experience. EOE.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a current resume, and a list of three professional references to Dr. Richard Schultz, Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts and Sciences, rhs@berkeleycollege
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Contact: Dr. Richard Schultz
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Berkeley College
Phone: 973-278-5400
Email Address: rhs@berkeleycollege.edu

Thursday, August 13, 2009

61.6 U/Pitt -- looks like one of the plums

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Arts & Sciences/Communication
Position Number: 0080344
Position Details:
The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an entry level or advanced assistant professor, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates pursuing rhetorically informed study of communication and politics in historical, global, digital, visual, or policy contexts, with a research program that complements existing departmental strengths in Public Address and Argument; Media and Culture; Rhetoric of Science; and Rhetoric History, Theory, and Criticism. The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Bioethics and Health Law, Classics, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, International Security Studies, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies. Appointees will teach current undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses in the area of their research specialization, and otherwise participate in the department’s intellectually vigorous graduate program. Successful candidates will have a PhD as well as a research program consistent with a Research One institution. Starting date for the position is September 1, 2010. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two article-length writing samples, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi and course assignments, student course evaluations, and peer evaluations of teaching to Barbara Warnick, Chair; Department of Communication; 1117 Cathedral of Learning; University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA 15260. In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2009. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.
62. TOC for a fascinating, if only kind-of related to the rhetorical, journal.

Women: A Cultural Review: Volume 20 Issue 2 (http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=issue&issn=0957-4042&volume=20&issue=2&uno_jumptype=alert&uno_alerttype=new_issue_alert,email) is now available online at informaworld (http://www.informaworld.com).

This new issue contains the following articles:

ARTICLES

Trauma as Site of Identity: The Case of Jeanette Winterson and Frida Kahlo, Pages 135 - 156
Author: Reina van der Wiel
DOI: 10.1080/09574040903000795
Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0957-4042&volume=20&issue=2&spage=135&uno_jumptype=alert&uno_alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

The Impersonal Strategy: Re-visiting Virginia Woolf's Position in The Common Reader Essays, Pages 157 - 171
Author: Katerina Koutsantoni
DOI: 10.1080/09574040903000829
Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0957-4042&volume=20&issue=2&spage=157&uno_jumptype=alert&uno_alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

Double Acts: Mary Ellen Mark's Twins, Pages 172 - 185
Author: Bridget Bennett
DOI: 10.1080/09574040903000837
Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0957-4042&volume=20&issue=2&spage=172&uno_jumptype=alert&uno_alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

The Liquefaction of Desire: Music, Water and Femininity in Victorian Aestheticism, Pages 186 - 201
Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
DOI: 10.1080/09574040903000845
Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0957-4042&volume=20&issue=2&spage=186&uno_jumptype=alert&uno_alerttype=new_issue_alert,email

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

61.5

Assistant Professor Communication Studies - Basic Course Director

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Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Location: Charleston, IL
Category:
Faculty - Communications - Media & Communication Studies
Posted: 08/06/2009
Application Due: 10/01/2009
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Department of Communication Studies

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

The department seeks an individual to direct the basic public speaking course and to teach and do research in his or her area of interest. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in one or more of the areas of the department and have the ability to teach in the departmental core. Normal teaching load ranges between 18 and 21 semester hours per academic year with release time to coordinate the basic course. Opportunities for summer employment exist. Academic advising, departmental committee assignments, research/creative activities and professionally related service are expected.

The basic public speaking course is required of all students at the University and is taught by graduate assistants, annually contracted and tenure-track faculty. The department normally offers 40 or more sections per semester.

Qualifications:

ABD required for appointment Ph.D. required for tenure. Evidence of a clear research agenda and strong teaching are required along with strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills. Experience in working a large multi-section public speaking course is essential.

Deadline:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009 and continue until the positions are filled.

Application:

A complete application will include a letter of application, vita, three current letters of reference, transcripts (official copy required for appointment), evidence of teaching effectiveness, experience in managing the basic public speaking course, and a sample of scholarly writing. Please make sure to specify which position you are applying for and send the application materials to:

Mark Borzi
Department of Communication Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

The department of Communication Studies is composed of 15 tenure-track faculty and 12 annually contracted faculty. The department has approximately 540 majors and 30 graduate students. The department offers options in communication theory and practice, corporate communication, mass communication, public relations, and rhetoric and public advocacy. We enjoy strong university support as one of the largest programs in the University.

Eastern Illinois University is ranked as one of the top public universities offering MA degrees by US News and World Report. Charleston Illinois is ideally located between three metropolitan areas. We are located three hours south of Chicago, two hours west of Indianapolis, and two hours east of St. Louis. Major access is available through interstate highway, train, and airlines.

Additional Information available at: www.eiucomm.net/eiucomm.php?page_name=applications
61.4

Assistant Professor of English - Professional Writing and Composition

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Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Location: Charleston, IL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 08/06/2009
Application Due: 11/06/2009
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Tenure-track position in Professional Writing and Composition. Especially interested in candidates with expertise in such areas as professional and technical writing, composition theory and pedagogy, technologies of writing instruction, writing-across-the-curriculum, and/or writing assessment.

Successful candidate will be able to contribute to our two-year MA program and concentrations in Composition/Rhetoric and Professional Writing and to our undergraduate major and General Education curricula. We seek excellent teachers with wide interests and scholarly promise. PhD by date of appointment.

Fall 2010 start.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier (letters of recommendation and official or unofficial transcripts) by November 6, 2009, to Dana Ringuette, Chair, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099.

We will interview at the MLA conference.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Dana Ringuette
English Department
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920