Friday, October 30, 2009

111.

Assistant Professor - Log# 11-050

Institution: Georgia State University
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category:
Faculty - Communications - Other Communications
Posted: 10/29/2009
Application Due: 12/18/2009
Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Competitive

The department of communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applicants for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professor position in rhetorical studies to begin in August 2010 pending budgetary approval. Candidates should have research programs underway in rhetorical criticism and/or theory, potentially connected to rhetoric and philosophy,social movement studies, discourse theory, public address, or other areas of rhetorical scholarship with contemporary social significance. Candidates should have the ability to teach in the Department's undergraduate programs and also to contribute to work done in the M.A. and doctoral Public Communication programs. Ph.D. required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should include a letter of application and CV, transcripts, examples of scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation,and evidence of teaching effectiveness. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

A review of applications will begin November 20, 2009. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and candidates from other traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Address applications to Dr. Michael Bruner, Search Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, 663 One Park Place South, Atlanta, GA 30302-4000.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Michael Bruner
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
663 One Park Place South
Atlanta, GA 30302-4000

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

110.


Posting Number: 0000119
EEO Classification Title: Faculty
Job Title: Assistant Professor (Leadership/Applied Ethics)
Position Type: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
Other Position Information:
Position Status: Full-time
Department: Liberal Studies
Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. in a relevant humanities or social science discipline.
2. Ph.D. must be completed by June 1, 2010. Appointment is contingent upon university-certified completion of all Ph. D. requirements.
3. Ability to teach "Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics and contemporary Issues" and electives in applied ethics, broadly defined.
4. Evidence of excellent teaching on the college level.
5. Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity.
6. Capacity to work professionally with colleagues in pursuit of common objectives.
7. Proof of legal authority to work at Kettering University.
Preferred Qualifications: na
Posting Date: 09-05-2009
Closing Date: 12-01-2009
Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Philosophy
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
References
Special Instructions to Applicants: 1. Three (3) letters of recommendation must be sent directly to and received by Dr. Michael Callahan, Department of Liberal Studies, Kettering University, 1700 University Ave., Flint, MI 48504.
2. Applications submitted only on paper without an electronic application will not be considered.
109.

Villanova University, Department of Communication is hiring two tenure-track Assistant Professors starting Fall 2010. We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as other required and elective courses across the Communication curriculum. Candidates must have: Ph.D. (completed by August, 2010), an active research program, and collegiate teaching experience.

Position 1: Assistant Professor, Journalism/Media Studies. In addition to research and teaching interests in Journalism/Media Studies, the ideal candidate will have background and interest in new media, and will have research and teaching interests that demonstrate the potential of journalism and media studies to address issues of social conflict and/or social justice. Journalistic experience preferred, but not required.

Position 2: Assistant Professor, Rhetoric. The ideal candidate will have research and teaching interests that demonstrate rhetoric's potential to address issues of social conflict and/or social justice.

NEW: INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: Except for official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, which must be mailed, applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu, and provide a cover letter (indicating NCA availability), c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Transcripts should be mailed directly to Search committee chair, Position Name, Department of Communication, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Because of the tight turnaround with NCA, candidates attending the conference should email cover letter and c.v. as soon as possible to loretta.chiaverini@villanova.edu(with the rest of the application to follow as per the above instructions), so that they can be considered for pre-interviews during the conference.

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service in a collegial atmosphere-and who can contribute to the university's conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice. For more detailed description of the position and Department, please consult www.communication.villanova.edu.

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108.

Position Announcement: Rhetoric and Critical/Cultural Studies at Arizona State University (Tempe)

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication (HDSHC) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a professor in rhetorical studies at the tenure-earning assistant or associate rank to begin in Fall 2010. More specifically, we seek to hire a scholar/teacher whose primary explorations occur at the intersections between rhetorical and critical/cultural studies. Desired qualifications are: 1) Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following lines of inquiry: visual rhetoric or critical media studies; rhetoric of social movements; public culture; public memory; critical investigations of race, ethnicity, and/or sexuality; performance and performativity; and 2) Evidence of ability to seek and secure external funding support. Required qualifications are: Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence appropriate to rank in teaching and research at the post-secondary level.

Additionally, this position includes: Maintaining an ongoing research program in areas of specialization; teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; assisting with recruitment of students for the School and the university; serving on school, college, and university committees; and providing service to professional associations and the community. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications.

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose teaching, research, and service complement our vibrant faculty and program. Successful applicants will articulate teaching and research efforts in relation to our School's mission within the New American University model. Our mission aims to produce transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching that responds to pressing issues in the world today. Specifically, our strategic initiatives in health communication; conflict transformation; wellness and work-life; strategic communication; and innovative inquiry bring together scholars from across traditional areas (e.g., rhetoric, performance studies, interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication) as well as collaborators from other academic fields and the public sector.

The HDSHC includes 21 full-time faculty members and offers the BA, BS, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in communication. The School offers laboratory facilities, computer resources, project support, grant development support, and a performance studio. The School is located in Tempe, a progressive suburb of Phoenix. Our location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (2+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.

The postmarked application deadline for the position is December 1, 2009; if the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Friday until the search is closed. Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying their qualifications; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations); and evidence of excellence in scholarship (e.g., reprints of published articles). A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Address application materials to:
Dr. Daniel C. Brouwer, Rhetoric Search Committee Chair
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Arizona State University
P. O. Box 871205 (regular mail)
Stauffer Hall 412 (express mail)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1205
107.

Director, Writing Across the Curriculum

Institution: Philadelphia University
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/27/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
STATUS: Full-time

DEPARTMENT:
School of Liberal Arts

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Applicants should have a strong background in writing or rhetoric and a demonstrated ability to lead a university wide program; Successful candidate will have significant experience with writing program administration and teaching writing intensive courses.
-Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communicative skills.
-The person who assumes this important role will need to work effectively with faculty across a variety of disciplines; Experience in design fields would be welcomed.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Ph.D in writing and rhetoric or close area

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach (2) two courses per semester; administrative oversight of writing program.
Supervise faculty recruitment, hiring and placement testing; Organize faculty development and administers the WAC/WID program across campus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing experiences and areas of academic interest, a curriculum vitae, 3-5 references, and a sample of scholarly research. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of candidates will begin on November 9, 2009 and continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone in late November and interviews will be conducted at the December MLA. Applications should be submitted to Dean Marion Roydhouse, School of Liberal Arts, Philadelphia University, School House Lane and Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 or email liberalarts@philau.edu

STARTING DATE: August 2010
Application Information
Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Postal Address: Dean, Marion Roydhouse
School of Liberal Arts
Philadelphia University
Henry Avenue & School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Phone: 215-951-2965
Fax: 215-951-2269
Online App. Form: http://www.PhilaU.edu/humanresources
Email Address: liberalarts@philau.edu

Monday, October 26, 2009

106. Phillip Glenn, Phillip_Glenn@Emerson.edu

The School of Communication at Emerson College seeks a tenure-line faculty member (rank open) in the Department of Communication Studies to serve as the Director of the Fundamentals of Speech Communication Course. The Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate majors in Political Communication and Communication Studies and a Master's degree in Communication Management. The Fundamentals of Speech Communication course is required of all students at the College, and approximately 50 sections are offered throughout the academic year. The successful candidate will oversee course maintenance and assessment, lead instructors in enhancing overall course quality, conduct research in an area of academic expertise leading to publication, thoughtfully contribute to the collegial and intellectual environment of the department, and develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within an area that aligns with the department mission. The appointment begins Septemb!
er 1, 2010.

Requirements
Doctorate in communication studies or related field by September 1, 2010; evidence of excellence in post-secondary teaching, with interest or experience in teaching targeted department areas such as argumentation and advocacy, leadership, intercultural communication, training and development, and communication theory. Evidence of publication potential is expected. Preferred qualifications include experience directing a large basic communication course, supervising basic course instructors, and leading outcomes assessment efforts. Grounding in instructional communication/ communication education is also highly desirable.

Application
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, selected prints or reprints of scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Phillip Glenn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication Studies, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. Three letters of recommendation should arrive under separate cover from individuals who can attest to the candidate's value and potential. Review of applications will begin December 7, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our faculty employment web page to view this position: [http://www.emerson.edu/academic_affairs/faculty/Faculty-Employment.cfm?&jobID=1911#position]

Emerson College
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts. The College enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.

Emerson College values campus multiculturalism as demonstrated by the diversity of its faculty, staff, student body, and constantly evolving curriculum. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.
105.

Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric

Institution: Bradley University
Location: Peoria, IL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/21/2009
Type: Full Time
The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Composition and Rhetoric to begin August 2010.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation's best comprehensive universities. For additional information about the University visit www.bradley.edu.

Candidates must have a PhD or doctoral degree in Composition and Rhetoric in hand by August 15, 2010, teaching experience, and potential for publication. Preference will be given to candidates with training or experience in English Education or Linguistics. The successful candidate will also have the ability to teach in a general education curriculum (composition, literature, Western Civilization). Successful teaching and refereed publications required for tenure and promotion.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, current vita, (including a list of courses taught and numbers of sections for each course), and dossier (including at least two letters of recommendation that attest to successful teaching and potential for scholarly publication) to:

Professor Demetrice A. Worley, Search Chair
Department of English
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 13, 2009. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA. Review of applications will continue
until the position is filled.
104.

sst/Assoc Professor/Director of First Year Writing

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Institution: Lewis University
Location: Romeoville, IL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/22/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The Department of English at Lewis University (35 miles SW of Chicago) seeks a Director of First-Year Writing, specializing in Rhetoric/Composition, for a tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor (rank determined by teaching and administrative experience, and publication record). Ph.D. in hand at the time of application and three to five years of teaching and administrative experience are required. The successful candidate will teach 6 credit hours per semester and perform administrative duties related to ensuring curriculum coherence, enhancing assessment and the use of multi-modal and new media technologies, providing faculty development for and supervising adjuncts, and serving as a liaison to the university community. Additional administrative duties and some summer presence may be needed. The Department particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For possible interviews at MLA, applications must be received by November 20, 2009.
Application Information
Contact: Office of Human Resources
Lewis University
Online App. Form: https://jobs.lewisu.edu
103. Thanks and/for the Modern Rhetoric Colloquium (1)

Thanks to the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota for funding this event, which included scholars in Writing Studies and Communication from across the United States (and Canada), all of whom gave generously of their intellectual time and work to make this colloquium happen. (At the Institute, under the direction of Dr. Ann Waltner, we thank Susannah, Karen and Angie.)

Thanks to the two dozen graduate students in English, Communication, and Writing Studies who attended, and to the diverse faculty who welcomed them. It was a remarkable environment of collaboration, of openness to questions as part of a collective construction of knowledge, rather than of competition. It would not have been such had the tone not been set by our opening speakers (James Aune, William Keith, Roger Graves) as they both modeled the dialogue among each other and continued the dialogue through the days.
102.


Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/23/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The English department at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric, pending budgetary approval. Specialty open (though interested in Professional Writing, English Education, New Media Studies, or Minority Rhetorics). The department offers an undergraduate major in rhetoric/writing and MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing. Responsibilities include an active research agenda, 2/2 teaching load, and university and department service. The department offers research opportunities with the Denver Writing Project, Writing Center, and the Composition Program. A PhD in Composition and/or Rhetoric or a related field is required by the August 2010 start date.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Composition and/or Rhetoric or a related field is required by the August 2010 start date.

Preferred Qualifications: MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2009 and continue until position is filled.

Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting #808556.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.
Application Information
Contact: Michelle Comstock
English
University of Colorado Denver
Online App. Form: http://www.jobsatcu.com
More Information on University of Colorado Denver
101.

Assistant/Associate Professor of English (Rhetoric)

Institution: Winston-Salem State University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/23/2009
Application Due: 11/30/2009
Type: Full Time
Winston-Salem State University, one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system, occupies a picturesque 110-acre campus overlooking the woodlands of Salem Lake in the heart of Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem State University has been listed as a top public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report's issue of America's Best Colleges for ten straight years (2001-2010). This Master's Level I university enrolls more than 6,400 diverse students and offers more than 40 bachelor's programs and ten master's programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a tenure-track position in English at the level of assistant, associate or full professor in the Department of English & Foreign Language.

Requirements: Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric from a regionally accredited institution. ABD will be considered for the rank of instructor. At least two years experience teaching composition, rhetoric, technical writing at the post-secondary level at a culturally diverse liberal arts institution. Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and evidence of professional involvement.

Duties: Teach 12 hours per semester, including distance learning classes, to day and evening student; teach composition, rhetoric, creative writing, and/or technical writing; perform departmental duties which may include curriculum development, serving on committees, and advising students; engage in scholarly research and/or grant writing, and other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Apply online at: https://jobs.wssu.edu

Deadline November 30, 2009

Complete applications include the following:
1. Online application form
2. Letter of application, including contact information for references
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Teaching philosophy and a brief description of research goals
5. Official transcripts of all college level work
6. Three (3) current letters of recommendation
7. Evaluations of foreign (non-US)transcripts by one of the organizations which provide such services

Materials that cannot be submitted online may be sent to the following address:

English/Rhetoric Faculty Search
c/o Dr. Shirley F. Manigault, Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
127 Carolina Hall
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Application
100. cfp

Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics:

Locations, Scholarship and Discourse

Minnesota State University--Mankato

Mankato, MN October 12-15, 2011

The 2011 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, will be hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The conference committee is strongly interdisciplinary and therefore our theme seeks to recognize the spaces between disciplines and communities. The conference theme is meant to acknowledge the academic and socio-discursive spaces that feminisms, and rhetorics on or about feminisms, inhabit. Major political, religious and social leaders have recently discussed feminism, including the Dalai Lama, but the discussion seems to revolve around cultural or essentialized discourses of feminism.


We seek proposals that speak to the challenges and diversities of feminist rhetoric and discourse, in public and private life, in the academy, and in the media. We welcome proposals on topics that significantly engage disciplines other than Rhetoric and Composition, and that have consequences for communities located outside of the academy.



For more information, contact Kirsti Cole at kirsti.cole [at] mnsu.edu or femrhet.cwshrc.org

Abstracts due: April 15, 2011

Submit at femrhet.cwshrc.org
99. On the Insularity of NCA Journals.

(I post something like this, somewhere, every six months. Is there someone out there who can suggest a place to write this idea up (if it has legs)?

Tim Levine raises a good issue from the wrong direction.

Impact and citation are only secondarily a result of excellent, cutting-edge research. They are also a result of the availability of the texts through Google, Google Scholar, and the widely held databases in academic libraries.

The quality of NCA journals relative to other communication journals has not declined. Indeed, I think that it has remained stable or improved. (Hooray for good editors and peer reviewers, without whom this field would collapse!0

But the accessibility of those journals, relative to other communication journals, HAS declined, I think.

As little as 12 years ago, it would have been common for a scholar to consult the Matlon index (for those too young to remember, a paper index of communication journals), then painfully walk the steps to the paper copies in their libraries or interlibrary loan fuzzy xeroxes. Every journal in communication required a similar research process.

Eventually, NCA produced a CD-Rom with largely the contents of the Matlon index, with fulltext of the NCA journals. This was both a good and bad thing. It made it possible to access NCA journals without going to the library-- a good thing. It did so by dsconnecting much of the NCA content from other sources. CommSearch became a kind of "all you need" for grad students beginning comm research -- you could start a project by using the creaky keyword search in CommSearch and feel like you had the most relevant sources.

The contents of CommSearch have become the NCA Journals Archive, where NCA members can get historical access to the NCA research of the last century. However, that same material is not widely accessible to nonmebers. Indeed, when I teach "Research Methods" (an introductory class for advanced UG & MA students), I often find articles FOR my students, simply because they will not use an NCA journal if they have to walk to the library to get it when there are databases full of journals with the word "Comm" in the title that they can access from home.

It is my belief that the NCA Journals Archive is the best benefit to being a member, but that the failure to make NCA journals more widely accessible to non-NCA members via other databases may inadvertantly result in an apparent irrelevance of NCA research, by the measures that Levine suggests.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

97.

808556 - Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Colorado Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/23/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The English department at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric, pending budgetary approval. Specialty open (though interested in Professional Writing, English Education, New Media Studies, or Minority Rhetorics). The department offers an undergraduate major in rhetoric/writing and MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing. Responsibilities include an active research agenda, 2/2 teaching load, and university and department service. The department offers research opportunities with the Denver Writing Project, Writing Center, and the Composition Program. A PhD in Composition and/or Rhetoric or a related field is required by the August 2010 start date.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Composition and/or Rhetoric or a related field is required by the August 2010 start date.

Preferred Qualifications: MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2009 and continue until position is filled.

Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting #808556.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.
Application Information
Contact: Michelle Comstock
English
University of Colorado Denver
Online App. Form: http://www.jobsatcu.com

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

96. Introduction to the Modern Rhetoric Colloquium (10/22/2009)

About the Modern Rhetoric Project

The Modern Rhetoric Project begins, officially, today. But its real origins are shrouded in mystery. Did it begin in David Gore’s office in Spring 2006, when Elizabeth Nelson, Michael Pfau and I read David’s dissertation together? Did it begin over pizza at Pfau’s house in Lakeside in Summer 2005? Or when that core, plus Ken Marunowski and Willie Henderson, met over dinner at Elizabeth Nelson’s house? Did it begin when Joshua Gunn, Richard Graff, Marguerite Helmers, William Keith, James Aune, Tim Behme, Mark Huglen and many others come to Duluth, funded by the Institute for Advanced Study, to share their research? Or did it begin in 2002, when I attended an NCA in which my colleague and friend, Jim Pratt, was honored by a speech by Jim Aune, reminding me that the world is much smaller than I thought? Or when Pratt encouraged me to read the International Journal of Listening, where James Floyd had placed an article on Modern Rhetoricians and listening? Or when, in conversations with gifted students like Beth Schoborg, Joe Erickson, Eden Leone, and Anne Davis, I tried to articulate what I think about for a living -- conversations that both sharpen and enliven any scholar? Or did it begin when Art Walzer and Alan Gross taught me to think systematically (about I. A. Richards) in the first place? Did it begin when I heard Roger Graves talk about the state and tradition of rhetoric and writing studies in Canada (and I discovered that to be Modern in Canada was more different than I thought)? Or when I met Kirsti Cole and Debtra Hawhee and Liz Kalbfleisch at RSA this summer?

Here‘s the strongest contender: it started at the Lake Avenue Cafe. In 2007-2008, the Institute for Advanced Study funded visitors to UMD to talk about rhetoric. Among them was Elizabeth Birmingham. I met Dr. Birmingham again later in Duluth, and she gave me this bit of advice: “when reapplying for the grant, think about a configuration that would be useful to you.” And what would be useful to me, it seemed, was an event to think through what seems to me to be the great gap in our knowledge of the history and theory and pedagogy of rhetoric: rhetoric’s relationship to modernity. We have a history of rhetoric as it passes through the modern era (as rhetoric moves from Campbell to Whately, from Blair to Fred Newton Scott, from the elocutionists to Wichelns, from the Cornell School to R. L. Scott. But we have yet to systematically think through rhetoric’s relationship to modernity as a complex cultural phenomenon (or as some social theorists have called it, a distinct form of civilization).

What does it mean to be modern? In developing this colloquium, I have found that every paper has its own starting point. Is it a way of understanding the nature of the person, the nature of human social institutions, of human relationships to the natural world? Is it about the certainty of science, about the efficiency of technology? Is it about a rejection of tradition, about a transformation of it? Is it about the new experience of a world shrunk by transportation technologies, new media, and global trade? Is it about interdisciplinarity (certainly the excellent work engaging the exegesis of Burke makes that point), about fragmentation (as bits and pieces of rhetoric slide into literary, composition, communication, philosophical and cultural studies). Most puzzlingly, is it about a transformation is our experience of time (from a millennialist to an open-ended view)? And, as we will see, a major question is whether modernity, as it both shapes and is itself inflected by rhetoric, is just one thing.

(Those of you who know me well enough know that I think that, when we have parsed out the answer to this question, we will have found the rightful place of I. A. Richards at the center of the curriculum and tradition.)

But there is a conceit in colloquia like these: a misperception that they are about an idea, investigated by people. In fact, this colloquium is as much about the people whose paths have crossed (at UMD, through the kindness of the Institute) and the common work they do and have done. At this event, we have invited participation by MA and PhD students from four programs at three universities, and we want them to recognize the paradox of the profession: that scholarship is a solitary activity, done within a community.

An administrative note: This event is being audio recorded, because Rhetoric Review may be interested in parts of our discussion , and video recorded for the Institute’s online archive of activities. (Perhaps this started when Mark Huglen and I had a beer in Crookston and talked about future grant work together.) If you are comfortable with these activities, please sign one of the Institute’s releases.

Tonight, we will hear two presentations by William Keith and by James Aune (next), we will eat, and we will hear more from Roger Graves, our guest from Canada. The configuration is intentionally interdisciplinary (composition and communication) and international (the United States and Canada). There are other schedules of events available as you entered the room, and there are pre-cedings (copies of drafts, excerpts, or PowerPoints) of the papers delivered designed to facilitate note-taking at this event -- they are not to be quoted from. Please treat them like you would a naked picture of your adult child, because each of the authors would be surely as nervous or embarrassed (as your adult child might) if these works in progress were seen outside this event.

With that, I turn now to my friend and colleague and mentor, Jim Pratt, who will introduce Jim Aune.
95.

Assistant Professor

Institution: Alfred State College
Location: Alfred, NY
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/20/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Description: The Department of English and Humanities at Alfred State College is hiring a specialist in composition/rhetoric, with background in technical writing. The position begins spring 2010. Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of appointment; evidence of successful teaching.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or closely related field at time of appointment; background in technical writing.
Application Information
Contact: Alfred State College
Phone: 607-587-4225
Online App. Form: https://jobs.alfredstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51140&jtsrc=www.h igheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

94. Rhetoric/Social Linguistics

Institution: Ryerson University
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Linguistics
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/19/2009
Application Due: 12/14/2009
Type: Full Time
Rhetoric/Social Linguistics

The Department of English at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric/Social Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2010. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. A PhD in English is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of research achievement, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a capacity for collegial service.

Known for innovative approaches and cutting-edge scholarship, our Department is research intensive, with expertise in Canadian, American, British, Diasporic and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures ranging from the seventeenth century to the present in a diversity of fields and genres. Current faculty projects include building a digital humanities site, editing scholarly and creative journals, and participating in national and international research collaborations. A vibrant and forward-looking Department, we have curricular offerings for an English minor, an English Option within the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Studies, and an MA in the Literatures of Modernity. Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Communication and Culture and Immigration and Settlement Studies. With our downtown campus located in the heart of cosmopolitan Toronto, we teach a diverse range of students in a dynamic environment that makes the most of trans-disciplinary opportunities and creative pedagogies.

Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. More than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

This position falls under the Ryerson Faculty Association (www.ryerson.ca/~rfa) jurisdiction. For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University's RFA Benefits Summary, please visit www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/docs/rfa_collective_agreement_09.pdf and www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/ respectively.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching dossier and a sample of their published work by December 14, 2009 to Dr. Dennis Denisoff, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3. Please note that faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Dennis Denisoff
Department of English
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2K3

Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Sharon Chuzles, schuzles@uwsuper.edu

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
(Assistant Professor of Speech Communication)
Inclusive excellence and diversity are valued assets at UW-Superior, and we strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Speech Communication, tenure-track

DUTIES: The Department of Communicating Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks a dynamic, energetic, and talented Speech Communication generalist to teach a variety of classes including interpersonal, group, communication theory, and intercultural communication at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to our Introduction to Communication general education course. This position is split equally between teaching on campus and teaching on-line communication courses in our distance learning degree program (.5/.5). Duties also include academic, senior capstone, and graduate thesis advising, curriculum development, university committee and service work, as well as the active production of scholarship in the applicant's research area.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Ph.D. in Speech Communication/Communication Studies by appointment start date
* University level teaching experience.
* Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching and learning methods.
* The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging.
* Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom.
* In addition, the candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
* Candidates who incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Experience teaching in Communication online and/or using online course management systems or learning platforms to enhance student learning.
* Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship informed by critical cultural perspectives.

SALARY: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.

STARTING DATE: August 26, 2010

ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION: For additional information visit www.uwsuper.edu and to learn more about the department visit http://www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/commarts/index.cfm, or contact the Department of Communicating Arts at (715) 394-8369, schuzles@uwsuper.edu

HOW TO APPLY: Send (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) example of scholarly writing, (5) evidence of teaching excellence, (6) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (7) names and contact information of three references to:
Speech Comm Search & Screen Committee
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Communicating Arts Department
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880-4500

Review of completed applications will commence on January 4, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a v!
ery personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values are mutual respect and appreciation for inclusive excellence and diversity.

The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see www.uwsuper.edu/wb/safety/report or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
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Monmouth College, a private liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to coordinate our Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC) Program, a comprehensive four-year program in which "communication across the curriculum" is intentionally integrated.
Requires a terminal degree in Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, English, or another field combined with extensive experience in communication/writing.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to fulfill the following duties: administer and assess the CAC program; engage faculty in all departments and develop models of communication appropriate to departmental goals and curriculum; assist faculty in the development of writing, listening, and speaking activities for the classroom; and normally teach 12 semester hours per year, including one introductory communication, one first-year composition, and one Integrated Studies course (or another course depending on candidate's expertise). Experience with writing across the disciplines and the ability to direct and train student tutors desirable.
Please forward letter of application, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of CAC philosophy, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Rob Hale & Dr. Lee McGaan, Co-Chairs, CAC Search, Monmouth College by e-mail to facultysearch@monm.edu. Review of applications will begin December 4, 2009.
Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Fall 2010: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of English

Institution: Georgia Gwinnett College
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/14/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Job Summary/Basic Function: Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 35th member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of 3,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 10,000 students within four years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a modern technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 780,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

GGC invites applicants for faculty positions in English (Composition and Rhetoric, Early American Literature, Victorian Literature, 20th Century British Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Postcolonial Literature), starting August 1, 2010. Candidates should demonstrate significant innovations in teaching, superior service to the institution, and established research credentials. Commitment to building a new college is also essential. GGC emphasizes a student-centered learning environment. Faculty will be expected to teach freshman composition, developmental writing, general education courses, and upper-division courses. Applicants must have a minimum of 18 ENGL graduate credit hours. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach in one or more areas as needed or with strong interdisciplinary interests.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Minimum Qualifications: GGC seeks applications for assistant, associate and full professor faculty positions to begin in August 1, 2010. Applicants should hold the doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in their discipline before or within the semester of the start date. GGC is an institution that values and encourages innovative teaching. In addition to teaching, applicants are expected to actively participate in scholarly activities, extensive student engagement and to contribute in the area of service to the college and community. Advising and mentoring are expected of all faculty. In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 5 or 3 year renewable appointments. Traditional one year appointments may also be approved. For more information about our college, please visit our website at www.ggc.edu.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants demonstrating expertise in the following areas are preferred:

Composition and Rhetoric: Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or equivalent field who can demonstrate expertise in some combination of the following areas: first-year composition, experience in tutoring and coordinating a writing center, interdisciplinary writing instruction, technical and professional writing, developmental writing, ESL, and digital rhetoric.

Early American Literature: Ph.D. in area.

Victorian Literature: Ph.D. in area.

20th-Century British Literature: Ph.D. in area

Contemporary Literature: Ph.D. in area.

Postcolonial Literature: Ph.D. in area.
Application Information
Contact: Georgia Gwinnett College
Online App. Form: https://jobs.ggc.usg.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50630&jtsrc=www.highe redjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Assistant Professor in English

Institution: Fayetteville State University
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Posted: 10/13/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Fayetteville State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English to begin in August 2010. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric with secondary credentials in African-American Literature or a Ph.D. in African-American Literature with demonstrated experience in Composition and Rhetoric. The teaching load is 4/4 and all faculty teach composition. The department offers Certificate Programs in Professional Writing and TESOL.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, a vita, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with their employment and academic history to Dr. Edward McShane, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Applications received by December 30, 2009 will be given full consideration. The position is open until filled. We will interview at MLA and on-campus. Candidates who will receive their degrees by August 15, 2010 will be considered.

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of nearly 6,000 and ranks among the nation's most diverse campus communities. Fayetteville is located in the scenic Cape Fear River Valley of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Fayetteville enjoy mild temperatures, four distinct seasons, a low cost of living, and easy access to beautiful Carolina beaches.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Edward McShane
English/Foreign Languages
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: 910-672-1471
Online App. Form: https://jobs.uncfsu.edu
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Ned O'Gorman, nogorman@illinois.edu

Call for Papers
Rhetorics of Reason and Restraint: Stoic Speech from Antiquity to the Present
2010 American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium

Set within rhetoric's histories have been consistent cautionary voices, warning rhetors and their audiences of the dangers of rhetorical excesses, enthusiasms, and irrationalities. Stoicism has represented in its ethical ideal, if not always explicitly in its theories, such a cautionary voice-and a major one, influencing directly or indirectly Cicero and Augustine, Lipsius and Hobbes, Wollstonecraft and Lincoln, as well as contemporary ethics of criticism and ideals of public discourse.

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Symposium, "Rhetorics of Reason and Restraint: Stoic Speech from Antiquity to the Present." The Symposium will be held May 27-28, 2010, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, immediately prior to the 2010 Rhetoric Society of America Conference.

Plenary speakers at the ASHR Symposium will be Janet Atwill of the University of Tennessee, James Darsey of Georgia State University, and Lawrence Green of the University of Southern California.

ASHR invites proposal covering historical as well as more contemporary subjects. Although papers on all aspects of rhetoric's history are invited, we especially welcome submissions that speak to issues related to the theme of Stoicism (e.g. reason, restraint, cosmopolitanism, philosophy's relationship to rhetoric).

One-page single-spaced abstracts are due in electronic form (as .doc or .rtf files) to Ned O'Gorman at nogorman@illinois.edu by 9pm Eastern Daylight Time on November 30, 2009. Abstracts will be competitively reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by December 31, 2009.
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Assistant Professor of Speech

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Institution: Arkansas Tech University
Location: Russellville, AR
Category:
Faculty - Communications - Speech
Posted: 10/08/2009
Application Due: 11/30/2009
Type: Full Time
The Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism at Arkansas Tech University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Speech position to begin August 13, 2010. Applicants should be generalists in Speech Communication and able to teach public speaking, group communication, business and professional speaking, and an area of specialization such as rhetoric, organizational, or interpersonal communication. ABD required. Ph.D. preferred with some university teaching experience. The closing date is November 30, 2009.

The department serves 460 majors plus general education students and has active forensics and internship programs. Some graduate level Speech Communication coursework is required for the department's M. A. in Multi-media Journalism. The university is a mid-size liberal arts university with an enrollment of about 9,000, emphasizing teaching and undergraduate education together with masters' level programs. ATU is located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains about one hour from Little Rock.

Send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Dr. Donna R. Vocate, Chair, Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 72801. Applications may be sent via e-mail to dvocate@atu.edu. AA/EOE.
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Postal Address: Dr. Donna R. Vocate
Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism
Arkansas Tech University
1509 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
Email Address: dvocate@atu.edu
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Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Composition/Director, Writing Center, English AS-0002-90


Institution: Boise State University
Location: Boise, ID
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/08/2009
Type: Full Time
Boise State University
Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Composition/
Director, Writing Center
English Department
Search #AS-0002-90

Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor in rhetoric and composition/Director, writing center and writing across the curriculum, beginning Fall 2010.

The director provides leadership and coordination through the Boise State Writing Center (including recruiting, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate consultants) and would have the opportunity to enhance, coordinate, and provide increased visibility for WAC initiatives on campus. The teaching assignment is 2-1, including a writing-consultant training course, with most faculty teaching a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Excellence in teaching, scholarly publication, and service is required for academic advancement. http://www.boisestate.edu/english/

At a minimum you should have:
* Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by Fall 2010 required
* Experience in writing center or writing program administration is required

Application Procedures: Send a letter of application addressing teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to:

Professor Michelle Payne
Chair, Department of English
Boise State University Search AS-0002-90
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1525

Email: english@boisestate.edu

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2009. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

Boise State University offers a new workload policy for professors aimed to give them more flexibility. Please feel free to read more about this at: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i45/45b02401.htm.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

As of August 17, 2009, Boise State University is a smoke free campus.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference
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Postal Address: Professor Michelle Payne
Chair, Department of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1525
TDD: 800-377-3529
Email Address: english@boisestate.edu
More Information on Boise State University
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Current openings for Boise State University on HigherEdJobs.com.
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University and Boise City Information
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Institution: Boise State University
Location: Boise, ID
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 10/08/2009
Type: Full Time
Boise State University
Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Composition/
Director, Writing Center
English Department
Search #AS-0002-90

Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor in rhetoric and composition/Director, writing center and writing across the curriculum, beginning Fall 2010.

The director provides leadership and coordination through the Boise State Writing Center (including recruiting, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate consultants) and would have the opportunity to enhance, coordinate, and provide increased visibility for WAC initiatives on campus. The teaching assignment is 2-1, including a writing-consultant training course, with most faculty teaching a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Excellence in teaching, scholarly publication, and service is required for academic advancement. http://www.boisestate.edu/english/

At a minimum you should have:
* Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition by Fall 2010 required
* Experience in writing center or writing program administration is required

Application Procedures: Send a letter of application addressing teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to:

Professor Michelle Payne
Chair, Department of English
Boise State University Search AS-0002-90
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1525

Email: english@boisestate.edu

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2009. Applications received after that point may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

Boise State University offers a new workload policy for professors aimed to give them more flexibility. Please feel free to read more about this at: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i45/45b02401.htm.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/

As of August 17, 2009, Boise State University is a smoke free campus.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference
Application Information
Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Postal Address: Professor Michelle Payne
Chair, Department of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1525
TDD: 800-377-3529
Email Address: english@boisestate.edu
More Information on Boise State University
Institutional Profile
Current openings for Boise State University on HigherEdJobs.com.
Home Page
Human Resource Services Home Page
University and Boise City Information
Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution. Veterans preference may be applicable.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Open Rank
Gaming and Digital Culture
Department of English
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee seeks a
scholar-practitioner for an assistant professor, associate professor, or professor
position in gaming and digital culture.

Along with a focus on digital gaming, the ideal candidate will teach and collaborate
across some combination of areas related to gaming: Narrative, Literature, Digital
literature and culture, Identity and sexuality, Global culture, or Futures of the book.
Candidates with expertise that combines both theoretical and technical knowledge in the
area of interactive media technologies, plus a proven ability to teach courses that
integrate the composition and critique of digital texts, are especially encouraged to
apply.

Requirements: PhD/ABD in English, Media, or related field; a significant research agenda,
and a strong record of publication or indication of promise in publications. Please
provide a letter of application, vita, a sample of scholarly production, a short
statement of research interest, and three letters of reference; we also welcome
submissions of samples of digital production (on CD/DVD or provide URL in
cover letter), if applicable. Position is open until filled; review of applications will
begin on November 1, 2009. Applications must be made electronically through the UWM
web site at www.jobs.uwm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51120.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Anne Frances Wysocki, chair
of the search committee, at awysocki@uwm.edu

The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Dr. Edmund Cueva, cuevae@uhd.edu

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Name of Institution: University of Houston-Downtown
Position Announcement:
The University of Houston-Downtown seeks an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies to join a rapidly growing program offering a B.A. in Communication Studies with developing concentrations in Corporate Communication, Public Communication, and Interpersonal Communication. We are looking for a generalist with a special interest in Rhetoric to begin Fall 2010. The successful candidate will be expected to:
Form Revised December 2007
1. teach a range of undergraduate communication courses.
2. serve as a college advisor.
3. sustain an active research agenda in his/her area of interest.
4. display an ongoing commitment to committee work and community involvement.
Success with grant writing would also be considered advantageous. Although a Ph.D. in Communication is desirable, ABD's will be considered with the provision that a hiring contract is conditional upon the university receiving proof of completion of the Ph.D. no later than February, 2010. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio (e.g. course syllabi and course evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Edmund Cueva
Chair, Department of Arts and Humanities, Suite 1009S
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Candidates also need to apply online at the following link:
https://jobs.uhd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1156454568299
Review of materials will begin October 15, 2009, with preliminary interviews taking place at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in Chicago in November 2009 and continuing on campus until the position is filled. UHD is an EEO/AA employer. Employment eligibility verification is requested prior to interviews.
88. Foom Approaches

86. Foom Rampage

85. Foom Cooks!

83. Foom!

82. Foom in Minneapolis

81. Foom Cooks

80. Foom at the Fair

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Monday, October 05, 2009

78.

So, my teaching schedule gives me two 11-hour days on campus (TuTh), and I am trying to pull my service work into that time frame, more or less. It's been helpful to show me how much time I give away, thinking "it'll only take 20 minutes."

Among the tasks that "will only take a minute" --

Former Students:
Finding an MA thesis example for an ex-student writing on representations of sex-work in the media. No one, not even veteran MA advisors, remembers that students can download whole MA theses from ProQuest to serve as models for their advisees. Voila!

Hooking another former student up with Human Subjects for his dissertation on rhet/comp websites.

Talking doc program applications and Plan B projects with current MA students.

RSA
Reviewing 25 paper abstracts for RSA.

Arranging "bonus rooms" for up to 50 extra participants at RSA through free meeting spaces at the Minneapolis Public Library for 2010. If you were among the 50 worst panels at RSA this year, the odds are good that you would have been cut if I hadn't found the extra rooms for free. And connecting the local committee to more room info for RSA.

Appying for $7,000 for a grad student preconference for RSA.

Modern Rhetoric Colloquium
Buying breakfast, lunch and dinner for my Modern Rhetoric colloquium, October 22-24. Also arranging recording technology.

Making slots for up to a dozen grad students to have roles at the Modern Rhetoric colloquium

Juggling papers, respondents and others for the Modern Rhetoric Colloquium, including the complex ego work involved.

Tomorrow, I need to work through the arrivals at the airport. Whom will I pick up? When?

Colleagues
Reading "single semester leave" applications for two colleagues, helping them write for a nonspecialist audience of their UMD peers.

Working with a colleague to shepherd forward her awesome book project with Baylor, including a little grant writing.

This one is a gift to me as well as service, in a way. Attending lectures and a reading group led by a visiting prof on issue of race and racism from a philosophical perspective. In my book, there is an ethical obligation to demonstrate to visitors on important topics like this that their presence is valued. At the same time, I benefit, to be sure.

Community
Prepping for, then co-leading, a workshop on diversity and lynching education in the high school classroom for Duluth Public Schools.

Seeing proposals for publication of a teacher's guide on lynching ed rejected, again and again.

Misc
Preparing for my friend John's arrival from the UK. Lunches, class visits, Mall of America?

Peer reviewing an article for IJL.

...

All of this while my laptop is dead -- and waiting fixit at the U of MN service shop.

There are still some odd points -- the occasional social conflict with friends that needs repairing, the family crisis, the well-meaning emails from socially inept colleagues (a) telling me reassuring things about my future that in fact undermine all confidence in it, or (b) asserting, despite their clear lack of credentials or knowledge of my field, that I am not, in fact, a scholar of rhetoric (because they know what it really is, apparently). But, with this clearer division of service from reading and writing time, I can see more clearly what I do and how much of it I do.
77.3 Looks vibrant

University of Hartford - Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Location: Connecticut, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant Professor
Submitted: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Main Category: Rhetoric
Secondary Categories: Composition

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Professional Writing at the University of Hartford (September 2010). The department administers both a first-year writing program and an undergraduate degree program in Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Areas of specialization: first-year writing, rhetorical theory, and professional writing; other possible interests: environmental rhetoric, medical/science writing, new media writing, and computer-mediated instruction. Requirements include a Ph.D. degree (or near completion) plus evidence of successful teaching and scholarly
potential.

The 3/3 teaching load will include at least one section of first-year writing and at least one 200- to 400-level course per term. Candidates will be expected to excel at teaching, pursue scholarship, and provide departmental/collegiate service. For further information, go to http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/RPW/ and www.hartford.edu.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, dissertation abstract, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Donald Jones, Chair, Department of Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Auerbach Hall, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Writing samples and teaching portfolios only upon later request. Application deadline: October 30, 2009. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.


Contact Info:
Dr. Donald Jones, Chair
Department of Rhetoric and Professional Writing
Auerbach Hall, University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117.
Website: http://www.hartford.edu
77.4

The job market.

A colleague emailed me to ask why I'm posting job ads on my blog. I've done so for two years now, for three reasons.

1. MA students at my own institution have no access to the MLA job list, and so don't know the richness that awaits them if they pursue my field.

2. Friends in doctoral programs without the internet savvy that I possess have, in years past, found that I unearth jobs without trying that they can't find with effort.

3. I have small side-bets running about the health of the job market this year. I am winning; the market looks good enough.

The jobs I post are in rhetorical studies, broadly defined, and most are waaaaay outside my interest or expertise. But it is interesting, I think, and useful. This blog is about useful.

David

Thursday, October 01, 2009

77.2

Another Plum

Robert Asen, rbasen@wisc.edu

The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Rhetorical Studies to begin in August 2010. Candidates with a Ph. D. in Communication or an affiliated discipline will be considered. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching explore the intersections of rhetoric and culture as these forces contribute to processes of civic engagement, politics, and social change. Candidates may approach these themes from a diverse range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Candidates should expect to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels--including courses in rhetorical theory, criticism, and/or argumentation--and develop and maintain a productive research program appropriate to a major public research university.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2009. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Individuals interested in applying should submit a full curriculum vita, a letter detailing interests and capabilities, copies of representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to Susan Zaeske, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 6110 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1497. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair: Robert Asen, rbasen@wisc.edu

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment may require a criminal background check.
77.1 Another plum!

Professor

Institution: University of South Florida
Location: Tampa, FL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 09/30/2009
Type: Full Time
Duties: The Department of English is recruiting a Professor/Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition who will coordinate the graduate M.A. and Ph.D. Rhet/Comp programs. Candidate must have a strong scholarly and teaching record, preferably with some administrative experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Composition from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Professor/Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: None listed

Special Instructions: Send letter of interest and vita to Hunt Hawkins, Chair, Department of English, CPR 107, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620-5550

Salary: Negotiable
Application Information
Contact: University of South Florida-Tampa
TDD: 813-974-3870
Online App. Form: https://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50863&jtsrc=www.hig heredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA