Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Director of Writing Program/Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Haverford College

September 14, 2010


Position Description:
Tenure Track


Communications, English/ literature, Faculty/ research, and 2 more...
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* English/ literature
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* Speech/ rhetoric

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English: Haverford College invites applications for the position of Director of the Writing Program and Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, rank open, beginning Fall, 2011. The successful candidate will assume leadership of the Writing Program and oversee the strengthening, relocation, and staffing of an expanded Writing Center whose general purpose will be to foster a vibrant culture of writing at Haverford. Responsibilities will include teaching first-year writing seminars, supervising writing fellows, coordinating first, second, and third-year writing-intensive courses within departments, and supporting senior thesis projects. Candidates must have relevant administrative experience and must have completed the Ph.D. Apply by submitting a single PDF file containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests to Three formal recommendations, submitted separately by referees, are also required. Applications received by November 19, 2010 will be given preference. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in Los Angeles. Haverford is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

for the last two years, as a service to my students, I pumped job ads up here like crazy. is that still a valuable thing to do?

Washington University in St. Louis, Department of English, Director of
the College Writing Program

We seek a new director to help develop a changing and growing writing
program. Qualifications to include a terminal degree in English or
related field (Ph.D. preferred); a demonstrated commitment to
excellence in writing and writing instruction; substantial experience
in writing program administration, in working with colleagues across
departments, and in the mentoring of young instructors. Two-course
teaching load per year, including the training seminar for new
teachers. Appointment as Professor of the Practice of Writing, a
non-tenure-track, renewable (3-5 year contract) faculty position.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, and recent writing sample
to Robert Wiltenburg, Chair of the Search Committee, Washington
University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1122, One Brookings Drive, Saint
Louis, MO 63130.* Review of applications will begin *October 15*,
2010, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. Applications from women and underrepresented
minorities are especially encouraged. Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

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Journal for Public Deliberation

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 4, 2010 - 10:13pm

Kansas State Univ’s ICDD adopts Journal for Public Deliberation
by Sandy Heierbacher

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You Can't Win This if You Don't Apply, Either

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On the economics of college textbooks

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 2, 2010 - 9:52pm

On the economics of college textbooks:

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Budget Crises Continue

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 2, 2010 - 9:30pm

29 Faculty to go in Mississippi

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You can't win if you don't apply!

Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 31, 2010 - 8:41pm

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites submissions for the 2010 Dissertation Award. Dissertations must have been defended between June 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010 to be eligible. Required submission materials include an abstract, table of contents, a representative chapter, and a letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor or a committee member. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

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Disciplinarity for Rhetoric; for Writing Studies...

the profession
Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 30, 2010 - 3:07pm

In the TOC thread to the left, see the TOC of the new CCC on "the future of rhetoric and composition." Therein, Phelps and Ackerman note the success that rhetoric and composition has had at attaining some markers of disciplinarity. In summarizing their claims below, I want to ask whether this project, done on behalf of "rhetoric and composition," could/should be a goal of "rhetorical studies" as an interdisciplinary nexus of scholars in English, Speech, Classics and the other disciplines represented by the RSA.

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Harlot Journal

Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 25, 2010 - 10:01pm

Online rhetoric journal Harlot just received word that it now has an ISSN number. And it's now listed in the MLA directory of periodicals.


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Crowdsourcing peer review...

peer review
Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 25, 2010 - 9:59pm

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RIP: Frank Kermode

Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 23, 2010 - 9:32pm

Frank Kermode R.I.P.

There is no one in rhetorical studies who would not benefit from reading Kermode. At minimum, he was the first major literary/rhetorical thinker to ask: how is apocalyptic discourse transformed in the 20th century (in Sense of an Ending). --David Beard

from The Valve by Rohan Maitzen

From The Guardian:

Widely acclaimed as Britain’s foremost literary critic, Sir Frank Kermode died yesterday in Cambridge at the age of 90.

The London Review of Books, for which the critic and scholar wrote more than 200 pieces, announced his death this morning. Kermode inspired the founding of the magazine in 1979, after writing an article in the Observer calling for a new literary magazine.

Prominent in literary criticism since the 1950s, Kermode held “virtually every endowed chair worth having in the British Isles”, according to his former colleague John Sutherland, from King Edward VII professor of English literature at Cambridge to Lord Northcliffe professor of modern English literature at University College London and professor of poetry at Harvard, along with honorary doctorates from universities around the world. He wa

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Course in Argumentation Theory

Submitted by syntaxfactory on August 23, 2010 - 8:01pm

A regular course in argumentation theory is going on here: