Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Writing Program Director

Institution:
Midwestern State University

Posted:
November 23, 2009

Location:
Texas

Category:
English/ literature

Position Description:
Tenure Track

Employment Level:
Full Time

Website:
http://www.mwsu.edu

Salary:
Unspecified

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English: Writing Program Director, new position, tenure-track, rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, begin fall 2010. Teach two writing courses per semester (freshman through graduate) and oversee English composition program. All department faculty teach some freshman composition. Possible duties include leadership in pedagogy, curriculum development, program assessment, and a Writing Across the Curriculum initiative; supervising, training, and evaluating TA's and adjuncts; and working closely with the English Chair to shape the vision of, as well as staff and schedule, the composition curriculum. Required: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or English, significant full-time faculty experience, and demonstrated excellence in composition teaching. Preferred: administrative experience in a writing program or writing center, scholarship related to composition and rhetoric. Position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2010. Send jargon-free letter addressing position responsibilities and requirements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Pam Marshall, Department of English, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-2099, or submit materials electronically to pam.marshall@mwsu.edu. This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check. EEO/ADA Compliance Employer. Midwestern State University is the only public liberal arts university in Texas, and liberal arts form the basis of an MSU education in both traditional liberal arts areas and professional disciplines. Writing across the curriculum is integral to this effort. We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, enhanced by significant research, creative discovery, and service. Midwestern State University is a campus of approximately 6,000 students, primarily undergraduate, located in Wichita Falls, Texas; about two hours' drive northwest of Dallas/Ft. Worth. For more information about us, please visit our Web site: http://www.mwsu.edu.
147.

Tenure Track Faculty - English (994193)
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Institution: Kent State University
Location: Kent, OH
Category:

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/24/2009
Application Due: 01/04/2010
Type: Full Time
Kent State University at Tuscarawas invites applications for a tenure-track position to teach introductory and college-level English courses. A tenure-track appointment carries with it the expectations of teaching excellence, scholarship, professional development, campus and community service.

A Ph.D. in English with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching is required. Concentration in rhetoric and compensation, and/or a background in business/professional/technical writing preferred as is evidence of scholarly achievement. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
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Assistant Professor - Composition
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Institution: Ithaca College
Location: Ithaca, NY
Category:

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/25/2009
Type: Full Time
Job Description: The Department of Writing in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College announces a search for two tenure-eligible positions beginning August 16, 2010.

In addition to expertise in first-year writing, we seek candidates with aptitude/experience in one or more of the following: advanced composition; composition theory; writing program administration and assessment; community-based learning and grant writing; new media and classroom technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, publish, and participate in departmental governance.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Composition/Composition and Rhetoric by August 2010; demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition; and a record of research in the field of composition and rhetoric.

Job Open Date: 11/24/2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

145.

Assistant Professor of English

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Institution: Edward Waters College
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Humanities
Posted: 11/23/2009 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 07/17/2009)
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The Assistant Professor of English teaches English classes, specifically in freshman composition, general education literature, and upper-level humanities. The assistant professor also serves on various college committees as necessary and serves as an academic advisor. The position reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

The successful candidate must possess, at a minimum, a doctoral degree in English, specializing in composition and rhetoric, British literature, or history of the English language. The candidate must also have a strong interest in undergraduate education and commitment to effective teaching.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EWC offers excellent employee benefits for all full-time positions. EWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug and smoke free campus.

Send your letter of interest and resume to: humanresources@ewc.edu.


Imagine playing a role within Edward Waters College . . . YOU CAN!

Ethics * Excellence * Effectiveness

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Visual Communication/New Media: Tenure-track position assistant professor position beginning August 2010. Will consider a range of specializations such as visual design, web design, and new media production and analysis. Evidence of successful teaching, scholarly ability, and active research agenda necessary. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered; corporate experience welcomed. Applications reviewed beginning December 7, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter and resume to Prof. Stephen D. Farina, Department of Communication & Media, Box 5760, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5760. Inquiries should be made to sdf@clarkson.edu or (315) 268-6484. Clarkson University is an AA/EOE. Refer to Position 38-09.
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Cfp: "Rhetoric 2.0: Continuity and Change from the Oral Tradition to the Digital Age," Texas Woman's University, February 12, 2010.
by Richard L. W. Clarke
Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2010.

Once a thing is put in writing, it rolls about all over the place, falling into the hands of those who have no concern with it just as easily as under the notice of those who comprehend; it has no notion of whom to address or whom to avoid. And when it is ill-treated or abused as illegitimate, it always needs its father to help it, being quite unable to protect or help itself. (Plato, Phaedrus)

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today’s rhetors continue to use the wisdom of Sophistic, Classical, and Medieval rhetors who debated the validity of rhetoric, Renaissance and Modern rhetors who helped this art transition into a fully developed written tradition, and the contemporary debate about the validity of digital rhetoric. The Federation Rhetoric Symposium is now accepting proposals for papers and panels from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and independent scholars investigating the ways rhetoric has and has not changed throughout the centuries and contemplating future continuities and changes.

We are broadly defining the theme to emphasize rhetoric in all areas including but not limited to:
Rhetorical Theory
Rhetorical History
Discourse Analysis
Genre Analysis
Composition Theory
Communication Studies
English Studies
Journalism
History
Film Studies
Digital Rhetoric
New Media Studies
Disability, Gender and Minority Studies
Political Science

Suggestions for possible areas of interest:
Critical Theory
Academia/Professional Issues
Rhetoric & Philosophy
ESL & Composition
Pop Culture
Rhetoric of Mass Media
Literary Studies
Rhetoric and Technology
Computers and Writing
Basic Writing
Writing Center Theory & Practice
Composition & Rhetoric

Dr. Patricia Bizzell, 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication Exemplar Award winner and distinguished scholar of rhetoric and public address, will be our keynote speaker at the conference. Dr. Bizzell is a prolific author and notable speaker who has written and presented on topics as diverse as composition theory, feminist research, Jewish rhetoric, the history of rhetoric. She is the founder of The Writer’s Workshop and the WAC program at College of the Holy Cross.

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium is part of an ongoing series, "A Symposium in Rhetoric" that has welcomed many notable speakers since the first meeting in 1973. These keynoters have included Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Sonja Foss, Richard Enos, Cynthia Selfe, James Kinneavy, Kenneth Burke, Stephen Toulmin, and many others.
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2010-2011 Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University
Rupture and Flow: The Circulation of Technoscientific Facts and Objects

Receipt deadline: March 1, 2010

The Sawyer Seminar and the Institute of Advanced Study at Indiana
University will award one Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral
Fellowship for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2010. The
Fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000 per year, as well as health
insurance and a relocation allowance. This Sawyer Seminar is based in
science and technology studies and focuses on how facts and
technologies circulate among diverse communities of producers and
consumers. In addition to pursuing a research project that speaks to
central themes of the seminar. the fellowship recipient will play an
active role in the intellectual life of the Sawyer Seminar by helping
to organize a seminar series and four workshops. There will be no
teaching responsibilities.

Applicants should read the full job ad and proposal, available at
http://www.sawyer.indiana.edu/, before beginning their application.
Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions in May 2010.

Requirements:
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in STS, Sociology,
Informatics, Anthropology, or other relevant fields no earlier than
June 30, 2005 and no later than August 1, 2010. The application should
include:
• 1000-word research project proposal and one-page bibliography.
• 250-word statement of the project's potential contribution to the
Sawyer Seminar
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
Deadline March 1st. See http:/sawyer.Indiana.edu/~ruptureandflow/ for
full details, including mailing addresses.

Fellowship recipients cannot currently hold a tenure-track position.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer. Scholars who are members of traditionally under-represented
groups are encouraged to apply.
There is no citizenship requirement or restriction for this
fellowship. Non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Employment
eligibility verifications requested upon hire.


Contact Info:
Ivona Hedin,
Institute for Advanced Study,
Poplars 335, 400 E. 7th Street ,
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

Website: http://www.sawyer.indiana.edu
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Rhetoric: Associate or Full Professor of Composition and Rhetoric, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. The University of New England College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Composition and Rhetoric to begin Fall 2010, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, but the area of specialization is open. See full position description and application instructions at http://www.une.edu/hr/jobs/asstprofcomposition.cfm. The University of New England is an EO/AA employer.
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BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE FACULTY OPENINGS FALL 2010

Bridgewater State College, the comprehensive public college serving Southeastern Massachusetts, is located in the heart of the town of Bridgewater. The college's 270-acre campus features 38 academic, residential and administrative buildings. The college offers more than a hundred undergraduate and graduate academic programs and has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate students.

Full-time, tenure track positions are available in the following Departments:
· Accounting and Finance (Accounting)
· Art (Art History: Generalist/Global Focus)
· Biology (Microbiology; Physiology)
· Communication Studies (Journalism)
· Elementary and Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Focus)
· English - 3 positions (British and Irish Modernist; Rhetoric and Composition; Modern British and American Drama)
· History - 2 positions (US History: Second World War to Present; US History: Late 19th-Mid 20th Century)
· Management - 4 positions (2 positions in Marketing; Operations Management; Organizational Behavior)
· Math and Computer Science - 2 positions (Mathematics)
· Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies (Physical Education-Biomechanics/Anatomy)
· Philosophy - 2 positions
· Political Science (Public Administration)
· Social Work - 2 positions

For a complete listing of all jobs and to apply on-line, please visit: http://jobs.bridgew.edu
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Rhetoric/Composition: Multiple tenure-track positions, beginning August 2010, in a growing, student-centered department offering a new writing minor. The successful candidate will join six rhet/comp Ph.D.s in teaching courses in first-year composition and will have the opportunity to teach upper-division and graduate courses. 4/4 teaching load. We seek applicants who will help us strengthen the first-year program and the writing and creative writing minors and who will participate in the university's writing in the disciplines initiative. Requirements: Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric in hand by August 2010. Desired specializations: basic writing, technical/professional writing, writing in the disciplines, minority rhetorics, or creative writing. Rank/salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Attach vitae and letter of application to online application. Additional application materials, such as letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and transcripts, may be requested of finalists. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Interviews at MLA. UNCP is an equal employment, affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. UNCP complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. For more information, see the university Web site at http://www.uncp.edu.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, 20 November 2009
135.

Assistant Professor of English
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Institution: Purdue University North Central
Location: Westville, IN
Category:

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/20/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING FACULTY POSITION:

STARTING RANK: Assistant Professor of English
STARTING SALARY: Dependent upon Qualifications
STARTING DATE: August 16, 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin on November 30, 2009,
and continue until position is filled.

CAMPUS: Purdue University North Central is a regional campus within the Purdue University system. It currently serves approximately 4,100 students with a full-time faculty of 122. This scenic campus is situated on 268 rolling and wooded acres eight miles south of Lake Michigan near the cities of LaPorte, Michigan City, and Valparaiso. It is 65 miles east of Chicago's vast cultural resources and 85 miles north of Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette, IN. The location offers both urban and suburban living, excellent school systems, and extensive recreational facilities.

MISSION: The Department of English and Modern Languages provides undergraduate instruction in English Composition, writing, and literature studies. The department also provides instruction in foreign languages for Spanish, French, German, and in American Sign Language. The department focuses on developing a student's writing skills and assisting the learner in reaching new levels of language and literacy competency. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and/or a minor in one of several optional areas. Faculty and staff are dedicated to serve high quality student learning utmost, and the department maintains a Writing Center to assist students in achieving their literacy skills and career goals.

POSITION: The Department of English and Modern Languages at Purdue University North Central invites candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English teaching position. Some courses may be taught in the evenings, on-line, or at off-campus locations including two correctional facilities. Opportunity exists for summer employment. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and credentials. Excellent benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in English is required by the August, 2010, starting date. We are looking for specialization in any of the following areas: Composition and Rhetoric; Professional Writing, Literary Theory and Criticism. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of English Composition. Some expertise in literary elements that would enhance our English major may be an advantage. Experience coordinating composition programs and writing centers as well as experience in on-line instruction for hybrid and distance learning courses may be considered helpful. Graduate level teaching experience is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Beginning one week prior to the start of regular classes in the fall, include preparing and teaching 7-8 sections of English courses per year (between 11 and 14 contact hours per semester), which may also include teaching first-year English Composition writing courses (following the campus English Composition curriculum); creating class materials, preparing and administering examinations, performing academic advising, participating in campus governance, attending commencement, as well as research and publication. Other responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: meeting all scheduled classes and examination periods; maintaining accurate attendance records; participating in the student evaluation process; complying with syllabi requirements issued by the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the department; being available on campus for interactions with students; maintaining regularly scheduled office hours each week; participating in department meetings; attending official University functions.
Expectation is that full-time faculty should be available at least four days per week on campus. Learning (teaching) is the primary function of a faculty member at this campus, and a Discovery (research) agenda appropriate to the discipline is required. In addition, Engagement (service) within the University and surrounding communities is expected. Learning, Discovery, and Engagement are central to the Strategic Plan of Purdue University North Central.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review will begin November 30, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current Curriculum Vita, and the names, addresses, and contact information for three current references. Please send these materials via fax, U.S. mail, or electronically (preferred) as indicated below.
Ms. Jean-Ann Morton
Department of English & Modern Languages
Purdue University North Central
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391-9542
E-Mail: jmorton@pnc.edu
FAX: (219) 785-5518
Web Address: http://www.pnc.edu/pr/facfull.html

Applications will be acknowledged. Additional supporting documents may be requested.
Purdue University North Central is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.
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English Instructor
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Institution: Hillsborough Community College
Location: Tampa, FL
Category:

* Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature

Posted: 11/19/2009
Application Due: 01/24/2010
Type: Full Time
See the College's Jobs website https://jobs.hccfl.edu/ to (1) complete and save an online application and (2) apply for open positions.

Qualifications: This position requires at least a Master's degree in English or a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing, English, Grammar, Literature, Rhetoric and Composition or Technical Writing.

Substitution of Experience for Education Permitted: No

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer applicants with demonstrated instructional experience at a post-secondary level, preferable at a community college.

Additional Documents Required: Submit a copy of an academic transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education showing at least the minimum qualifications. If the transcript copy does not reflect awarding of the required degree, or the required semester hours, must attach written documentation from the educational institution showing when the degree will be awarded or hours earned. Scan your transcripts and attach them to the application, or fax or mail a copy (accompanied by the Document Transmittal Form) to be received by the Employment Office (813 -253-7168) on or before the job close date.

Job Description: This is a tenured-track faculty position beginning with Academic Year 2010 to 2011 (August 2010). The College desires candidates with on-going professional development interests, love of teaching, and enthusiasm for campus and College committees and activities.

Supplemental Job Information: To be considered, applicants must have been awarded the qualifying graduate degree or graduate semester hours by September 2009. Applicants with a qualifying degree from an educational institution outside the United States and Canada must submit a foreign credential evaluation from one of the members of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (website: www.naces.org). Scan the foreign credential evaluation and attach to the application, or fax/mail a copy to the Employment Office (813 -253-7168).

Pay Rate: A faculty member shall be assigned to the appropriate salary grade for Academic Year 2009 to 2010 based on the union contract. The entry levels are: (Grade III) Bachelor's degree plus college faculty experience $40,488, (Grade II) Master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the field $42,548, (Grade II+) Master's degree plus 30 graduate semester hours in the field $44,815 and (Grade I) an earned Doctorate in the field $47,081. A salary reopener of negotiations with the faculty union for Academic Year 2009 to 2010 has not been completed.

Department: DM Assoc in Arts (Hum/Comm)

Campus: Dale Mabry

Email: employ@hccfl.edu
Application Information
Contact: Employment Office
Hillsborough Community College
Phone: 813-253-7030
Fax: 813-253-7168
TDD: 813-253-7552
Online App. Form: https://jobs.hccfl.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=153918&jtsrc=www.higher edjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
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Dr. Donna R. Vocate, dvocate@atu.edu

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 December 31, 2009.

The department serves about 500 majors plus general education students and has active forensics and internship programs. Some graduate level Speech Communication coursework is required for the department's MA in Multimedia Journalism. The university is a mid-size liberal arts university with an enrollment of about 9,000, emphasizing teaching and undergraduate education together with maters' 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.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Assistant Professor of Technical Writing - Western Carolina University



Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Technical Writing. Industry experience or related specialties (such as New Media or Publishing) desirable. Terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in English or related field from an accredited institution by August 2010. Typical teaching load 3/3 ranging from graduate courses to introductory/service courses. English faculty play significant roles in implementing WCU’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which emphasizes integrated and synthetic learning. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, and engagement.



See complete description and apply online (letter, CV, list of three references) at http://jobs.wcu.edu (position #2032); hard copy application materials will not be considered. Review of applications continues until position is filled (pending final budgetary approval). Apply by 11/30 to ensure consideration for MLA. For questions contact. Brian Gastle, Department Head (bgastle@wcu.edu). Western Carolina University is an AA/EOE that conducts background checks



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Dr. Brian Gastle, Department Head

Department of English, 305 Coulter Hall

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC 28723

O: 828.227.7264

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Assistant Professor of English (Unclassified IFO)
Speech Communication
Appointment:
Full-time
Tenure Track/Probationary
Application Deadline:
January 4, 2010

Send materials to:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bemidji/default.cfm
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Contact:
Susan Hauser, Chair
Department of English
Email: shauser@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: (218)755-3355


Responsibilities:
Teach oral communication at all undergraduate levels.
Teach upper division communication courses.
Assist with curriculum development and assessment.
Contribute to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and distance learning delivery.
Involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University's signature themes: Environmental stewardship, Civic engagement, Global/Multicultural Understanding.
Knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Speech Communication or related field with appropriate
specialization by August 17, 2010.
Teaching experience in university level courses.
Ability to teach communication at all undergraduate levels.
Teaching excellence, student-centered.
Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
NOTE: Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire. Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota's open record law which can make such letters available to
applicants upon request.


Application Procedure:
Apply online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bemidji/default.cfm

Links:

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:
http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/ifo0709.pdf
Online application
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bemidji/default.cfm

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Multiple Tenure-track Positions in the Department of Communication
Institution:Georgia State UniversityPosted:November 16, 2009Location:GeorgiaCategory:Speech/ rhetoric, Other communicationsPosition Description:Tenure TrackEmployment Level:Not ProvidedWebsite:Not ProvidedSalary:Not Provided
Communications: The Department of Communication anticipates hiring tenure-track faculty in (a) international communication (1st review December 15, 2009), (b) rhetorical studies (1st review November 20, 2009), and (c) a lecturer in new media production (1st review December 15, 2009) for the 2010-11 academic year. Completed Ph.D. required by Fall 2010 start date. Send application letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Kendra Woodard, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4000, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Please visit http://www.communication.gsu.edu/ for more information. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. GSU is a comprehensive research university in the University System of Georgia and an EE/AA employer.
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Professional/New Media Writing Position
Institution:East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaPosted:November 16, 2009Location:PennsylvaniaCategory:Digital media, Media studiesPosition Description:Tenure TrackEmployment Level:Full TimeWebsite:Not ProvidedSalary:Not Provided
EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
PROFESSIONAL/NEW MEDIA WRITING TENURE TRACK
East Stroudsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Professional and New Media Writing beginning August 2010. Positions typically fill at the Assistant Professor rank. As part of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach professional writing courses such as Technical Writing, Workplace Writing, Computers and Writing, and Website Writing and Design. This faculty member will also teach composition and contribute to the development of the Department's Professional and New Media Writing program with courses in print and digital-media writing. There is a four-course teaching load per semester. Distance learning and/or off-campus teaching opportunities may be possible.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, rhetoric, technical or mass communications, or related field. Candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program are encouraged to apply, but the degree must be completed before the position commences. Candidates must have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, technical writing. The candidates must also have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, rhetorical theory and at least one other type of professional or new media writing (e.g., applied writing classes and/or classes such as visual rhetoric, usability testing, or media ethics). They should also show potential for scholarly activities.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience with or training in relevant software applications (e.g., InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, etc.); related professional experience in corporate, governmental, or non-profit spheres; and ability to lead in the development of our Professional and New Media Writing track, including development of a master's program.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their creative work and teaching. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity.

To Apply: Application deadline for full consideration is December 4, 2009. Please apply on-line at www.esucareers.com/applicants/ Central?quickFind=50904. Applicants are to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of recommendation, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment). Final determination will be based upon a successful campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration.

All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Located in the scenic Pocono Mountains within a 90-minute drive of New York City and two hours from Philadelphia, East Stroudsburg University is one of the fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1893, with a current enrollment of 7,300, the university maintains a rich academic tradition and continues to build on its sense of history with unique new undergraduate and graduate degrees programs and a major Science and Technology Center. Offering 68 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 22 fields of study, the university is experiencing increasing enrollments and is poised for continued growth. Adjacent to the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity.

Visit our home page at www.esu.edu
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Assistant (or Associate) Professor of ?Rhetoric & Composition
Institution:Virginia Military InstitutePosted:November 16, 2009Location:VirginiaCategory:Curriculum and instructionPosition Description:Not ProvidedEmployment Level:Not ProvidedWebsite:http://https:/www.vmi.eduSalary:Not Provided
Assistant (or Associate) Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Tenure-track assistant professor (or associate professor) specializing in Rhetoric and Composition to teach first-year composition and upper-level courses in a well-established, growing Writing Minor. VMI offers a rigorous, diverse undergraduate writing curriculum with small class sizes. It also hosts the highly regarded Spilman Symposium on Issues in Teaching Writing. Ph.D. by August 2010. Competitive salary with full benefits. For more information about the Institute Writing Program, please see www.vmi.edu/iwp. Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence. No military experience required. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and dossier including transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Emily P. Miller, Head, Department of English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Review of applications will begin December 7, 2009, and continue until the position has been filled. Interviews at MLA. VMI is an EOE. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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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
131. Come be my boss

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DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS - UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/index.php). The position of Dean (job code 9311) is a 100%, 12-month (A term), annual renewable (K type) Professional and Administrative appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

The Dean is responsible for academic leadership of the College, administration of ongoing programs and resources, program development and assessment, promotion and maintenance of effective relations with the community, development of effective fund-raising strategies, and maintenance of productive administrative relations at UMD and with other units of the University of Minnesota system. The Dean reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration on the Duluth campus.

The College of Liberal Arts consists of the following departments: American Indian Studies, Communication, English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology, Women's Studies, and Writing Studies. In addition, students may earn a major or minor in Criminology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, and Urban and Regional Studies. The College supports the following programs: Center for Addiction Studies, Center for Community and Regional Research, Center for Crime and Justice Studies, Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory, Royal D. Alworth Institute for International Studies, and Upward Bound Vision Quest. Programs offered include 44 undergraduate majors and minors, and three master's degrees (Criminology, English, and Advocacy and Political Leadership). The College currently enrolls 2,118 undergraduate and 91 graduate students. Presently there are 84 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 33 full-time term faculty, and 36 civil service and professional staff.

The successful candidate will have a record of distinguished teaching and scholarship appropriate for a senior faculty appointment within an academic department in the College of Liberal Arts. The Dean will be committed to creating a vibrant academic and intellectual climate in the College exercising creative and consultative leadership and working effectively with a diverse and multi-disciplinary unionized faculty, staff, student body and other units of the University. It is expected that the Dean will encourage and promote the recognition, understanding, and respect of cultural and human diversity within the College, as well as across campus. The successful candidate will also exhibit a demonstrated ability to develop external relations with the public and private sectors in support of the College’s programs and will demonstrate success in fund-raising efforts.



Required qualifications:
• an earned doctorate or its equivalent in a field within the College of Liberal Arts,
• a minimum of three years of administrative experience as a department head or equivalent,
• a record of teaching, research and service that meets the qualifications necessary to be tenured at the rank of associate professor in the College,
• a proven record of administrative leadership and managerial and budgetary experience,
• excellent communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:
• a minimum of three years of academic administrative experience above the level of department head,
• a record of teaching, research and service that meets the qualifications necessary to be tenured at the rank of professor in the College,
• a record of creative, consultative leadership,
• a record of support for the importance of teaching, advising, and basic and applied research,
• demonstrated support of curriculum and program development,
• a record of promoting and increasing diversity,
• a record of developing external relations with the public and private sectors,
• a record of successful fund-raising,
• a record of working effectively with a diverse and multi-disciplinary unionized faculty, staff, student body and other units of the University.

A complete application must be submitted online and include (1) a Letter of Application expressing interest, availability, experiences and strengths as they relate to the position description and qualifications; (2) a current Resume; (3) the name, address, phone number and email address for four References who may be contacted; and (4) a Personal Statement detailing the applicant’s affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity accomplishments and philosophy (Additional Document 1).

References will be contacted for those applicants whose credentials and accomplishments match well with the mission and needs of the college and campus.

The successful applicant must submit an official transcript of highest degree received and will be subject to a background check.

The search committee will begin review of complete applications December 27, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2010.

For additional information contact Dr. Bilin Tsai, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration, by email: btsai@d.umn.edu or by phone: 218/726-7220.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Monday, November 16, 2009

130.

Finally, the best experience I had at the conference was in the Scholar to Scholar session.

It was a pleasure to talk with the various researchers about their work, and to meet the Milwaukeeans who did a rich semiotic and social analysis of McDonald's.

But it was even better to see & meet the folks on the panel I put together that became a listening set of poster sessions. Molly Stoltz, Pat Arneson, Mark Huglen and Jum Floyd are doing cutting-edge work on listening theory and ethics.

I argued with them; it was the best and most engaging set of conversations at the convention.
130. On Historicizing of Rhetoric

I was on two panels and a "wandering scholar" session at NCA this year, panels that make clear to me the need for an increased historicizing of work in rhetorical theory.

It seems clear to me that there are two modes of historical work in rhetoric at NCA: the historicizing of the object of rhetorical criticism, such that rhetorical theory can be applied to it for purposes of generating insight into the text/performance (and only occasionally insight into the theory). This is the work that fills the public address work, the rhetoric of science work, the popular culture work, and much of the Burkean work.

At the same time, there is work which historicizes theory. This is the work typically done in the ASHR division (see previous post). But Bill Keith pulled together Darrin Hicks and Ron Greene (and me) a panel for the RCT division on "the therapeutic turn" in midcentury rhetorical theory. It was a prime example of historicizing rhetorical theory done for an audience of non-historians (except, bless him, Steve Mailloux in the background).

One of the audience members asked the "so what" question -- and Bill had an excellent answer. Dr. Greene asked me whether I'd like to take a stab, and I didn't. I was gunshy about the volume of people in the audience and dazzled by the work of my panelmates and Joshua Gunn's response. Who would have thought that I would someday think of my drinking buddy with the intellectual awe I do?

I agree with Bill's answer (about the valuation of pedagogy and the recognition that every pedagogy has a politics), I want to add this: the recognition that every pedagogy has a politics is one of the key insights of the process of historicizing pedagogy, theory, and practice.

In short, the work of the RCT division, the Burke division, and so on cannot be divorced from the process of historicizing that typically goes on in other divisions and the ASHR affiliate. The most contemporary of theories can be subjected to the processes of analysis that we apply to Aristotle, and that work must be done.

Some questions of historicizing that still need to be done, the way Bill's panel worked through midcentury theory: How do we historicize:
Bitzer, Vatz, Biesecker and the Rhetorical Situation
The Idiograph
The Critical Rhetoric project (Josh and I started that work)
The turn to the visual and to the material since, say 1985
...and so on.
129. NCA: The Reflection: ASHR

There were some major changes in NCA this year, as I experienced it. and they are worth reflecting on.

1. The biggest, for me, is the decision by the leadership of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric to no longer host a pre-conference at NCA. Instead, they will host panels as an affiliate organization within NCA, but move their pre-conference to the Rhetoric Society of America's meeting in Minneapolis.

This is a decision that I think stems from two problems:
1a. ASHR has always felt a bit embattled at NCA. On the one hand, they are allotted upwards of 15 panels at every NCA -- among the highest number of any affiliate division. (For point of reference, the International Listening Association, another affiliate association which I am familiar with, has twice as many members (three times as many paying members, according to the ASHR board meeting), gets one panel and one business meeting session.) Yet, because ASHR is focussed on the history of rhetoric, they occupy a niche that increases a sense of isolation.

For point of reference, the "rhetorical and communication theory" division of NCA accepts something like one in four panel proposals, but definitely emphasizes contemporary research. The goal is the creation and application of rhetorical theories (and communication theories), not the historical study of them. And this distinction splits hairs if you are a social scientific scholar of interpersonal communication, but it matters a lot if you are a historian of rhetoric. ASHR, on the other hand, accepts at a much, much higher rate (and the first thing a grad student attending NCA needs to learn is how to disperse their risk in applying to present among the divisions). Is "rhetoric" underserved at NCA? No, I'd wager. Is "historical studies of rhetoric prior to the 20th century" underserved? Probably not, based on the membership in ASHR. But as my student, Beth Schoborg, put it, to be in rhetoric is to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. It is our nature to feel embattled, outnumbered, and uncomfortable.

1b. Second, I think that ASHR has had a problem thinking though what the purpose of the symposium (formerly called the "preconference") was. In some years, it was organized under a thematic calls for papers, but outside that general thematic, there was little about it that wasn't just "another selection of the panels typically held during NCA." In other years, it was more planned, more structured -- a larger proportion of invited speakers, invited to engage each other, terminating (in the case of the Seattle symposium) in products like the Viability volume. But it hasn't always been clear what the purpose of the symposium was -- as both a part of and a counterpoint to the NCA programming, and as a means of fostering the growth and identity of ASHR.

I have a set of anxieties that follow from these decisions.
1c. First, if, in fact, RSA is a more natural fit for ASHR members, that is potentially problematic. Will ASHR membership flatline if its symposium is placed at a conference where its members also attend? (What is the incentive to pay two annual membership fees to attend what is, functionally, one conference experience?) The journal will become the primary reason to join.

1d. Second, there are many years when I must decide whether to attend NCA or RSA. I lack travel support enough to attend both. I have the luxury of not being institutionally compelled to attend either, but many institutions build an expectation around NCA attendance -- it's where they recruit students, interview job candidates, and so on. How will this inflect attendance at ASHR and membership in ASHR?

1e. Finally, there was a way that the position of embattledness encouraged an investment in ASHR among NCA members. Taking a role in ASHR meant sustaining that which needed to be sustained. Will that imperative diminish without the symposium?

2. Additionally, ASHR voted to add a "board of advisors" to ASHR. An organization with 150 members, maximum, wants to pull another half dozen into leadership roles without any formal responsibilities. It's not quite articulated, yet, but it could go in either direction: an important move to create a visible leadership, or a two-level hierarchy which could cause some complications, and perhaps undermine what little prestige there is to being on the committee that makes ASHR work

3. All that said, I was happy that Dr. Bruss referenced my work on the ASHR website as providing a helpful tool for scholars in rhetoric. And Dr. Graff referenced the Advances volume that I worked with Dr. Enos to construct. Service is what I am good at, not because I lack other chops, but because I am sensitive to what is needed by the communities I work and live in, and I know the paths to fulfill those needs. (The same skill is necessary for research, as well, but I take less pleasure in that.)
128. NCA 2009: The Narrative

I am back from a good NCA -- personally and professionally engaging.

1. The Departure: Complicated, because my wife had an emergency consult with a neurosurgeon. Like, our GP said "do not pass go -- go straight to neurosurgeon." It was crazy. I'm used to medicine as a slow-moving beast, not that fast. But KVTB opted against surgery. Juli, our good friend, took her to get shots to relieve the inflammation in her back, then (less good) took her to a bar, where she sat on a stool for a while, probably undoing some of the benefit of the anti-inflammatory.

Kate is going to be on her back for a while. Email her, and think about visiting in our open house coming up.

2. The Drive: Leaving already after dark, we got to Eau Claire, ate Culvers, then made it as far as Milwaukee. Crashed at Mom's, then drove to airport. Left car at airport train station ($5/day -- a steal!) and Amtrakked into Chicago. Very relaxing. Walked behind my long-legged colleague, David Gore, to the Palmer House, where I gave a paper on a panel with Keith, Gross and Newman. It worked well; Jeff Walker and Dale Sullivan were there, amid a sizaeble audience for an 8am panel on the first day of the conference.

3. General Semantics Panel also hopping. Which is odd. There is so much value to the tradition that starts with Russell and ends with Postman with Korzybski as the lynchpin, but it remains "outside."

4. Bought many books at book exhibit. Yay!

5. Attended ASHR meeting. Richard read from the anthology that Dr. Enos and I pulld together, while Dr. Bruss referenced my awesome ASHR website (the design is improved, but the content core is still there) as being useful tools. The session was recorded for NCA, so my name is set for posterity.

6. Graham Cracker Comics is awesome.

7. Dinner at McDonald's in Chicago, also awesome. "Make it a dozen" at Dunkin Donuts for an extra $2? Awesome.

8. Drinks with Bill Keith and friends, awesome; chatting with Sara N. back in the room, double-awesome.

9. Standing room only for the panel on the midcentury therapeutic turn (even Steve Mailloux had to stand!) -- awesome. Bill Keith and Ron Greene knocked it outta the park.

10. Chatting with one of Bill's students and making the connection to a writing possibility or three: double-awesome. Chatting with Erin: also cool.

11. ASHR board meeting -- strangely, also awesome.

12. Dinner with college crush: pleasant. I approve of her husband, which is a major first step. >wink<

13. Nice to run into Greg, Erin and the RSTC contingent en route to Gage.

14. Sleep well-received.

15. AM "Wandering Scholar" session -- these things are under-rated. I learned as much about the state of the field as I would in a year's worth of journals, I met colleagues from Milwaukee, and I argued productively with several scholars in the field of listening.

16. Train to Milwaukee, then drive to Madison, Westfield comics, then the Dells for David G.'s next getaway, then intense argumentation, then home.

Systematic reflection to follow.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

127.

Assistant/Associate Professor, English: Writing

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Institution: Curry College
Location: Milton, MA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/13/2009
Application Due: 12/12/2009
Type: Full Time
Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. Seeking outstanding candidate with demonstrated teaching excellence and background in writing across the curriculum. Experience teaching wide range of learners through an individualized student-centered approach is essential. Teaching load of 4/4 will be in writing and literature with additional expectations for partnerships across disciplines and involvement in First Year curriculum development. Willingness to serve on committees across the college is required.

Upload vitae, cover letter, including statement of your teaching philosophy, and list of references. Position begins Fall 2010. Some interviews will be held at MLA Conference in Philadelphia.
Application Information
Postal Address: Mary Dunn
Human Resources
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
Fax: 617-333-2330
Online App. Form: http://curry.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/402CCM1/index.jsp
126.
Communication: Generalist

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Institution: Curry College
Location: Milton, MA
Category:
Faculty - Communications - Journalism
Posted: 11/13/2009
Application Due: 01/15/2010
Type: Full Time
Ph.D. in Communication. A core feature of the position will be to provide leadership in first year student curriculum development and instruction, participate and lead in development of cross-area curriculum and integration with First Year Seminar. Experience with learning outcomes assessment, interest and expertise in connecting traditional learning with experiential opportunities outside of the classroom.

Teaching responsibilities will also include at least one section per semester of the basic Fundamentals of Communication course. Priority given to scholar/practitioners working in one or more of the following areas: New Technologies, Media Ecology, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, groups and social networks, Communication and Popular Culture, Critical Media Studies, Public Policy, Visual Rhetoric and Semiotics.

Upload vitae, cover letter, including statement of your teaching philosophy, and list of references. Position begins Fall 2010.
Application Information
Postal Address: Mary Dunn
Human Resources
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
Fax: 617-333-2330
Online App. Form: http://curry.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/402CCM1/index.jsp

Friday, November 13, 2009

125.

Assistant Professor in Rhetoric/Composition

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Institution: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Location: Pembroke, NC
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/11/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Rhetoric/Composition: Multiple tenure-track positions, beginning August 2010, in a growing, student-centered department offering a new writing minor. The successful candidate will join six rhet/comp Ph.D.s in teaching courses in first-year composition and will have the opportunity to teach upper-division and graduate courses. 4/4 teaching load. We seek applicants who will help us strengthen the first-year program and the writing and creative writing minors and who will participate in the university's writing in the disciplines initiative. Requirements: Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric in hand by August 2010. Desired specializations: basic writing, technical/professional writing, writing in the disciplines, minority rhetorics, or creative writing. Rank/salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Attach vitae and letter of application to online application. Additional application materials, such as letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and transcripts, may be requested of finalists. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Interviews at MLA.

Founded in 1887 as an American Indian institution to serve the Lumbee people, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, one of the fastest-growing campuses in the UNC system, offers an affordable, highly personalized, student-centered education to a culturally and ethnically diverse student body. Small classes, close relationships with students, and opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and outreach make this a wonderful place to work. UNCP is located near I-95, close to the best beaches in North and South Carolina, 90 minutes from Raleigh-Durham, and two hours from Charlotte. UNCP is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. UNCP complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. AA/EEO. For more information, see the university website at www.uncp.edu
Application Information
Contact: Dr. Mark Canada
Department of English and Theatre
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Online App. Form: https://jobs.uncp.edu
124.

Liberal Arts Program - Writing Studio Faculty

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Institution: Ringling College of Art and Design
Location: Sarasota, FL
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Other Liberal Arts
Posted: 11/12/2009
Type: Full Time
Liberal Arts Program - Writing Studio

Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits
Beginning August 2010

Institution:
Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private professional college fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Ringling College of Art and Design's primary mission is to prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design and to provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts. Ringling College has taken a leadership role in the integration of high technology within art and design curricula in response to the marketplace and trends in the professions. The institution's strategic plan positions the College for continued growth and development. It is authorized to award the BFA in eleven visual arts disciplines and the BA in the Business of Art and Design, a new program that bridges the business world with art and design education. Ringling College employs 148 faculty who instruct 1,300 students from 46 states and 40 countries. The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota. A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Additional information about the College is available at www.ringling.edu.

The Program:
The Liberal Arts Program provides the general academic and art history courses required for the B.F.A. / B.A. degree. It is also the locus for the teaching of competencies such as writing. To meet the needs of an expanding academic vision and a growing student body, Ringling College is seeking qualified candidates for a full time faculty member in writing. The LA program has a supportive, collegial faculty and unique curriculum that strongly values the scholar practitioner philosophy.

Included among the Duties and Responsibilities of this position are: contributions to the development and refinement of the program. Ability to teach Writing Studio, a first-year course in multi-modal and expository writing set in a computerized environment, and additional professional, technical, or creative writing courses within a structure of three courses or nine credits per semester. On-going commitment to scholarly activity in Rhetoric and Composition or related creative work/research in the profession is expected and active participation with faculty, department and college service is required.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2010.

Required Qualifications for the position will include evidence of:
* A Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, or closely related field OR a master's degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline)
* Effective teaching
* Familiarity with current research in rhetoric and composition or related field, as well as current writing pedagogy
* Teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: writing for new media, digital storytelling, visual rhetoric, applications of technology in writing courses, creative writing, and professional or technical writing
* An ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with faculty, students and administrators

Preferred Qualifications include evidence of:
* Ph.D., and/or M.F.A.
* Experience with computer-assisted instruction in composition courses
* Broad familiarity with the varied disciplines of undergraduate instruction in visual arts education and related academic subjects
* Awareness of both current and evolving issues facing the field and curricular and delivery strategies to best address them
* Successful college level teaching with empathy and understanding for the role of teaching
* Experience with synchronous/asynchronous delivery

Application:
Send: 1) cover letter of interest including specific qualifications for the position; 2) transcript copy of highest degree; 3) C.V.; 4) one-page teaching philosophy; 5) names, titles, addresses, email and telephone numbers of 3 references. Submit written material in PDF format to: Writingft@Ringling.edu

Deadline:
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled. Please address applications and inquiries to: Writingft@Ringling.edu

Writing Studio
Associate VP Faculty Affairs
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
e-mail inquiries: Writingft@Ringling.edu
phone: 941-309-0166
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Associate VP Faculty Affairs
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: 941-309-0166
Email Address: Writingft@Ringling.edu

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

122.

English Faculty 3 Full-Time Probationary

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Institution: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/10/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $33,500 to $68,500 USD Per Academic Year
DATE OF APPOINTMENT:
Beginning Fall Semester 2010/August 16, 2010

ORGANIZATION:
Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a two-year college located in downtown Minneapolis, serving the diverse, multicultural communities of the Twin Cities. MCTC enrolls 45% students of color. The college provides a comprehensive offering of developmental, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional, and technical programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Teaching courses primarily in English composition and developmental writing, with occasional offerings in literature
* Participating in and leading review and implementation of curriculum in a consensus-driven department
* Participating in student assessment and departmental meetings
* Participating actively in the college community through committee work and inter-departmental collaboration

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
* Master's degree with a major in English, Composition, or Rhetoric, or Master's degree with 16 graduate semester (23 graduate quarter) credits in a field that would apply to the major required
* Composition/Rhetoric- coursework and/or practice in critical literacy and whole language theory and pedagogy; autonomous classroom teaching experience (2+ years)
* Critical Race Theory-coursework and/or practice in critical race theory; demonstrated commitment and connection to communities of color
* Developmental Writing- coursework and/or practice in the theory and pedagogy of developmental writing; autonomous classroom teaching experience (2+ years)
* Demonstrated commitment to the academic needs of non-traditional students, including non-native speakers of English, older students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition, candidates with one or more of the following qualifications are eagerly sought:
* Ph.D.
* Technology, Pedagogy, and New Media- two or more years' experience theorizing, developing and teaching in digital composition settings, including online and hybrid courses, as well as incorporating multiple media into Composition as a discipline
* Community College Experience- two or more years' teaching experience in a community or combined community and technical college
* Multicultural/Cross-cultural Literature- two or more years' classroom teaching experience and/or significant graduate level coursework in multicultural educational theories, pedagogies and settings
* Assessment- documented experience with the development of assessment strategies and practices across classroom, department, and college levels
* Service Learning/Civic Engagement- documented experience with service learning/public work practices in the classroom

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
MATERIALS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 4, 2009 WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY REVIEW. Submit your application and supporting information (letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references and transcripts of all college course work) to http://hr.powerobjects.com/hr/minneapolis.jsp.

The browsers supported by powerHR are Firefox for MAC and Internet Explorer for PC. There are links at the bottom of the site to download these browsers, if needed. The system will not work properly unless these browsers are used. Electronic copies of transcripts are acceptable for the screening process; however, the successful candidate must provide official transcripts at the time of hire.
Application Information
Contact: Peggy Beckman
Human Resources
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Phone: 612-659-6840
Online App. Form: http://hr.powerobjects.com/hr/minneapolis.jsp

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

122.

Professional/New Media Writing Tenure-Track Faculty

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Institution: East Stroudsburg University
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/09/2009
Application Due: 12/04/2009
Type: Full Time
East Stroudsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Professional and New Media Writing beginning August 2010. Positions typically fill at the Assistant Professor rank. As part of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach professional writing courses such as Technical Writing, Workplace Writing, Computers and Writing, and Website Writing and Design. This faculty member will also teach composition and contribute to the development of the Department's Professional and New Media Writing program with courses in print and digital-media writing. There is a four-course teaching load per semester. Distance learning and/or off- campus teaching opportunities may be possible.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, rhetoric, technical or mass communications, or related field. Candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program are encouraged to apply, but the degree must be completed before the position commences. Candidates must have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, technical writing. The candidates must also have experience teaching, or demonstrated potential to teach, rhetorical theory and at least one other type of professional or new media writing (e.g., applied writing classes and/or classes such as visual rhetoric, usability testing, or media ethics). They should also show potential for scholarly activities.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: Experience with or training in relevant software applications (e.g., InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, etc.); related professional experience in corporate, governmental, or non-profit spheres; and ability to lead in the development of our Professional and New Media Writing track, including development of a master's program.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their creative work and teaching. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity.

To Apply: Application deadline for full consideration is December 4, 2009. Please apply on-line at www.esucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50904. Applicants are to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three recent letters of recommendation, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment). Final determination will be based upon a successful campus interview, which will include a teaching demonstration.

All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations.

Located in the scenic Pocono Mountains within a 90-minute drive of New York City and two hours from Philadelphia, East Stroudsburg University is one of the fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1893, with a current enrollment of 7,300, the university maintains a rich academic tradition and continues to build on its sense of history with unique new undergraduate and graduate degrees programs and a major Science and Technology Center. Offering 68 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 22 fields of study, the university is experiencing increasing enrollments and is poised for continued growth. Adjacent to the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, the surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living.
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Contact: Faculty Search & Recruitment
Inclusion & Equity
East Stroudsburg University
Online App. Form: http://www.esucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50904
121.

Coordinator of English Composition Program, Assistant Professor

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Institution: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Location: Bradford, PA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/09/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Composition & Rhetoric: Coordinator of the English Composition Program, Assistant Professor, full-time tenure stream, beginning Fall 2010. Develop and direct the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's freshman writing program.

Requirements: PhD, teaching experience, training and experience in writing program management, and evidence of scholarly potential.

Send cover letter, statement of teaching and program philosophy (a statement of experience working with students of diverse backgrounds is encouraged) and CV, including names of three references with full contact information, to Dr. Don Ulin, Chair, English Composition Search Committee, Division of Communication and the Arts, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701. www.upb.pitt.edu/acadsearch.aspx. Review of applications will begin December 9 and continue until the position is filled.

Pitt-Bradford is a beautiful, friendly campus with an emphasis on teaching. While faculty have the advantage of the expansive resources and research opportunities available through the University of Pittsburgh system, they also enjoy one-on-one contact with their students in a secure, personalized environment. Applicants representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.
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Postal Address: Dr. Donald Ulin
Communications & the Arts
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701

Monday, November 09, 2009

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From: Rebecca Carruthers Den Hoed
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 15:12:24 -0700


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(voire plus bas la version française suit)


The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR) invites you to
submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference,
to be held in conjunction with Congress 2010 at Concordia University,
Montréal. Tentative dates for the CSSR conference are June 2-4, 2010
(confirmation will be posted on the CSSR website: www.cssr-scer.ca).

Deadline to submit proposals: January 8, 2010.

SPECIAL SESSION:
RHETORICS OF THE EXCEPTION, THE EXCEPTIONAL, EXCEPTIONALITY
Chair: Michael Purves-Smith, Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholars are invited to propose papers on the topos of the exception
and exceptionality. When and how does "exception" create a rhetorical
space? How does rhetoric depend on a dialectic of the expected as
opposed to the exceptional? Is there then a tension between endorsing
the unusual and distancing oneself from something when we make or take
exception? The answer might include any rhetorical strategies that may
be described or defined in connection with “to except.” The subject
may encompass both exceptional rhetoric and the exceptional rhetor.

A few possible approaches:

• What persuasive strategies are available to those who would rise in
the court of public opinion when everyone and everything is seen to be
exceptional?
• Is the appeal to the exceptional, pervasive in the realm of
advertising, the last resort of rhetoric in the midst of a landscape
of communication dominated by "twitter?"
• What is the rhetorical impact of American exceptionalism? Do we
have permission to take it for granted and is there any parallel
between it and the exceptionality implied by Quebec as a distinct
society or special status for aboriginal people?
• Finally, is the subject of exception contained by the classical
topos of difference?

OPEN SESSIONS ON RHETORIC
Papers concerning more general aspects of rhetoric are always welcome:

• Rhetorical theory
• Rhetorical criticism
• History of rhetoric
• Rhetoric in popular culture
• Media communication
• Discourse analysis
• Rhetoric of political and social discourse
• Pedagogy of communication
• Rhetoric and the media
• Sociolinguistics and pedagogy
• Semiotics
• Professional and technical communication

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Your proposal (up to 300 words) may be submitted in English or French.
It will be printed in the program if your project is accepted. Please
include the title of your paper, and indicate clearly methodology, the
texts or phenomena under scrutiny, and the central importance of
rhetoric to the inquiry. Work from various disciplines and from across
all historical periods is welcome. If you need electronic equipment
for your presentation, please send a request along with your proposal.

Mail or e-mail your proposal to Rebecca Carruthers Den Hoed. If using
e-mail, please type your proposal directly into the e-mail, or attach
it as a digital file in one of the following formats
(.doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt).


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DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS: January 8, 2010.


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In order to present a paper, you must be a member of the CSSR.
Membership fees should be paid before the presentation of the paper.
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes.

GRADUATE STUDENT SUBMISSIONS
Graduate students (MA or PhD) are welcome to submit proposals to the
CSSR annual conference. However, in an effort to mentor graduate
students and guide them through the scholarly conference experience,
we ask that graduate students meet two additional requirements to be
eligible to present at the annual conference:

1) clearly mark on your proposal that you are currently a graduate
student (this designation will make you eligible for a reduced
membership fee for the Society, with valid student ID);

2) should your proposal be accepted, submit a draft of your paper one
month prior to the conference (this submission deadline will encourage
you to plan ahead for the conference and will allow members of the
CSSR executive to offer you feedback or advice for your conference
presentation, if necessary).

We recognize that some graduate students will require less guidance
than others, but we wish to extend a helping hand to all. Graduate
students who fail to meet these requirements will be ineligible to
present at the annual conference.



Contact:



Rebecca Carruthers Den Hoed, CSSR President

c/o Faculty of Communication and Culture

University of Calgary

Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

president (at) cssr-scer.ca

www.cssr-scer.ca
119.

University of Houston - Assistant or Associate Professor, Rhetoric, Composition and Pedagogy, Tenure-Track

Location: Texas, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
Submitted: Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Main Category: Rhetoric
Secondary Categories: None

The Department of English at the University of Houston is seeking a scholar, at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track, in the area of Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy. The successful candidate must have a record of successful scholarship and research as well as effective teaching that will contribute to the development of the Department’s growing graduate concentration in Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy.

The University of Houston is the premier public doctoral institution in the nation’s fourth largest city. Please send letter, curriculum vitae, and dossier to Professor Wyman H Herendeen, Chair, Department of English, University of Houston, 205 Roy Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-3013. Review of applications will begin 2 December, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Wyman H. Herendeen
Chair
Department of English
University of Houston
205 Roy Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77204-3013
Website: http://uh.edu

Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Rhetoric and Composition Faculty Opening

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Institution: Champlain College
Location: Burlington, VT
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Humanities
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/05/2009
Application Due: 01/05/2010
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a strong core curriculum. The College is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals, and global citizens.

Champlain responds quickly to trends in the marketplace with cutting-edge, student-centered courses and programs. The College delivers rigorous master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional certificates on campus, online and abroad.

The College is located in the picturesque Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable small cities. Overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, Champlain's distinctive campus boasts a mix of high-tech facilities and renovated Victorian-era mansions that serve as residence halls.

The Core Division at Champlain College is charged with delivering a four-year integrated interdisciplinary curriculum to all traditional undergraduate students. We have an opening for a faculty member with training and experience in Rhetoric and Composition with additional experience directing a college writing center. We seek applications from individuals committed to an interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy, collaborative teaching, and curriculum development.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline.

Materials must be submitted by January 5, 2010. To apply submit cover letter and cv/resume (in one file) online at www.champlain.edu/hr. For more information on the Core Division, visit http://www.champlain.edu/Core-Division.html
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Contact: Human Resources
Champlain College
Online App. Form: http://champlain.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=16014&

Thursday, November 05, 2009

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Department of English and Linguistics - College of Arts & Sciences - Assistant Professor of English

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Institution: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/03/2009
Application Due: 11/30/2009
Type: Full Time
Type of appointment:
Academic Year

Discipline:
Rhetoric, composition, professional writing

Area(s) of Expertise:
Rhetoric & composition, professional writing, business writing, technical communication, research methods, or service learning.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Degree Required:
PhD in English in hand by August 2010

Years of Experience Required:
One or more years teaching experience

Other Qualifications Required or Preferred:
Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following: business writing, technical communication, research methods, or service learning. Ability to teach advanced courses in business writing as well as courses supporting the writing concentration in our BA and MA degree programs.

Duties:
The Department of English and Linguistics at Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in rhetoric and composition at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2010. We seek a faculty member who values a balance between teaching and research. Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following: business writing, technical communication, research methods, or service learning.

The successful candidate will join a department that already includes seven tenure-track faculty who specialize in rhetoric, composition, or professional writing. Teaching load will include advanced courses in business writing as well as courses supporting the writing concentration in our BA and MA degree programs. Workload is approximately 75% teaching and 25% research.

Description and location of the university:
Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne is located on a growing campus with more than 13,000 students in a metropolitan area of approximately 300,000 people.

Effective date:
August 2010

Application deadline:
November 30, 2009

Send letter of application including research focus and detailing one or more years of teaching experience, curriculum vita, unofficial transcript, and names and contact information of three (3) professional reference, and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Stevens Amidon
Director of Writing
Department of English and Linguistics
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Contact for information:
Dr. Stevens Amidon
Director of Writing
Department of English and Linguistics, IPFW
Phone: 260-481-6751
email: amidons@ipfw.edu

Department web address:
www.ipfw.edu/engl/

Additional Information:
Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check.

IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Stevens Amidon
Department of English and Linguistics
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: 260-481-6106
116.

Writing Faculty

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Institution: Unity College
Location: Unity, ME
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/03/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Unity College is a small, private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a hands-on, liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Overlooking Unity Pond, our campus vistas stretch to the mountains of Maine, and we are within driving distance of its rocky coast. We are a community of committed individuals seeking applicants for a full-time writing position at the Assistant or Associate rank with the vision and experience necessary to help forge a writing program that will prepare the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders.

The position requires that applicants have a doctoral degree in Composition/Rhetoric or English; experience in the pedagogy of writing; and an ability to provide leadership and instruction in writing, including fundamentals of writing, college composition, and technical and professional writing.

Other desirable qualifications include experience in new media, environmental writing, or multi-cultural studies. The 21-credit teaching load will include an initial course release to lead a collaborative effort to form, run, and assess a unified plan in writing.

Review of applications will begin 30 November 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Kathleen Hale, Director of Human Resources at khale@unity.edu. Electronic submissions only. For the full job advertisement go to www.unity.edu/jobs.
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Director of Human Resources
Unity College
Email Address: khale@unity.edu
115.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consult our Web page (jobs.morningside.edu) for additional information about these and other academic employment opportunities.
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Email Address: facultysearch@morningside.edu

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Director of Composition and Writers' Center

Institution: Eastern Washington University
Location: Cheney, WA
Category:
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 11/02/2009
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
Advanced Assistant Professor
Department of English
Eastern Washington University
Director of Composition and Writers' Center

Eastern Washington University invites applications at the advanced Assistant Professor level for the joint position (tenure track) of Director of the Composition Program and the EWU Writers' Center, to begin July 1, 2010.

Responsibilities include developing and administering curriculum for the freshman composition program and directing the established campus Writers' Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for training and mentoring approximately 28 teaching assistants, up to 10 full-time lecturers, and 10 professional Writers' Center responders.

Required: doctorate and publications in Rhetoric/Composition or closely-related field; successful teaching, writing program administration or apprenticeship, and currency in composition and writing center pedagogy.

Preferred: Academic budget experience, assessment expertise, ability to teach with technology. Teaching load will be adjusted to accommodate administrative duties and includes summer employment. The candidate who fills this position will report to the English Department Chair (comp program) and Dean of the College of Arts & Letters (Writers' Center). Letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, brief scholarly writing sample, transcripts, and 3 references (contact information only) to: Search Committee Chair, College of Arts & Letters, 19 Hargreaves Hall, EWU, Cheney WA 99004. Review of applications will begin as soon as applicant pool is certified and continue until position fills.

Eastern Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and applications from members of historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will have a high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity, must pass a background check, and will be required to show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.
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Postal Address: Chair, Search Committee/Department Secretary
English
Eastern Washington University
250 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Phone: (509) 359-6039
Fax: (509) 359-4269