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The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty with professional interests in directing writing programs. Learn more about us. You can also read our quick guide to site content and resources.



 



Carnegie Mellon Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor positions

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:36:15 +0000

The Department of English at Carnegie Mellon University is hiring three new Visiting Assistant Teaching Professors to begin in F18. The three positions are closely related but distinct and are designed to target gaps in our current expertise in the First-Year Writing Program. Candidates should apply via Interfolio (links below) by May 12th for full consideration:

  1. Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (Writing About Data, Scientific and Technical Information focus): http://apply.interfolio.com/50020
  2. Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (Writing for Public Audiences and Professional Contexts focus): http://apply.interfolio.com/50043
  3. Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (Second-Language Writing and Intercultural Communication focus): http://apply.interfolio.com/50026

 

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Full-time Benefitted NTT Positions in Rhetoric and Composition at Appalachian State University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:39:07 +0000

Category: Academic Affairs

College:  Arts & Sciences

Department:  English

Program: Rhetoric and Composition

The English Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for several  full-time, benefitted, non-tenure track positions to start August 15, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. Full-time positions require faculty to teach a 4/4 course load in Rhetoric and Composition, and successful candidates will be committed to and demonstrate excellence in teaching and academic service.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in rhetoric and composition, English, or a closely related field and evidence of exemplary teaching of college composition courses are required. Understanding of contemporary best practices in the teaching of academic writing is a must.

Experience in the teaching of Writing Across the Curriculum and e-portfolio pedagogy are preferred qualifications. PhDs and ABDs are also encouraged to apply, and salary is commensurate with highest degree earned.

Non-tenure track full-time faculty are typically hired on renewable one-year contracts. 

To ensure full consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, sample Rhetoric and Composition syllabi that include daily course calendars, and student evaluations from recent Rhetoric and Composition courses to James Burniston at  burnistonjc@appstate.edu.  Review of applications will begin April 9 and will continue until the positions are filled

If you have any questions about this search, please feel free to contact Dr. Carl Eby, Chair of the Department of English: ebycp@appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Rhetoric and Composition Program, the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at: www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/academic-affairs.

 

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition at Appalachian State University

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 02:35:54 +0000

Category: Academic Affairs College:  Arts & Sciences Department:  English Program: Rhetoric and Composition The English Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, two-year, non-tenure-track, Visiting Assistant Professorship in Rhetoric and Composition to start August 15, 2018, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. (This is in addition to our advertisement for several one-year lectureships in rhetoric and composition.)  Full-time non-tenure-track positions require faculty to teach a 4/4 course load, and successful candidates will be committed to and demonstrate excellence in teaching and academic service. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, English, or a closely related field and evidence of exemplary teaching of college composition courses are required. Understanding of contemporary best practices in the teaching of academic writing is a must. Experience in the teaching of Writing Across the Curriculum and e-portfolio pedagogy are preferred qualifications. Reappointment at the end of the two-year term is possible. To ensure full consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, a CV, sample rhetoric and composition syllabi that include daily course calendars, and student evaluations from recent rhetoric and composition courses to James Burniston at  burnistonjc@appstate.edu.  Review of applications will begin April 16 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about this search, please feel free to contact Dr. Carl Eby, Chair of the Department of English: ebycp@appstate.edu. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, NC, it enrolls more than 18,000 students and was recently ranked fourth in the nation among Consumer Digest’s top values in Public Colleges and Universities and third among U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top public master-degree granting universities in the South. The University has been recognized as among the greenest schools in America by the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club. Additional information about the Rhetoric and Composition Program, the Department of English, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at: www.appstate.edu. Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact James Burniston at burnistonjc@appstate.edu. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/academic-affairs.Keywords: Job Board[...]



Director of College Writing - Flagler College

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:58:29 +0000

Flagler College invites applications for a Director of College Writing position.  Flagler has strong existing courses in First Year Composition focused on academic writing (evidence-based argument), and an established peer and Instructor writing tutoring program, run through its Learning Resource Center.  We are looking for someone to unify the culture of writing at the college through oversight of these existing dimensions of college writing, but also to continue to grow that culture by developing and promoting best practices for academic writing across the college (a Unified Writing Curriculum).  Responsibilities include:  - Working to develop a unified writing curriculum at the college by providing leadership on issues pertaining to writing in all disciplines; and working with departments, colleges, and programs to implement best practices for teaching and assessing writing in all majors and programs.  This includes facilitating assessment of writing, as well as pedagogical support and training for college-wide faculty in best practices for teaching and assessing writing across the disciplines and the First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship.\ - Oversight of writing tutoring and training for writing tutoring in the college’s Learning Resource Center, with support from other faculty and work study students; this work will be done in coordination with the Director of the Learning Resource Center under which the Writing Center is housed. - In coordination with the English Department (where the Composition courses are housed), management of the college’s first year writing curriculum and courses, focused on academic writing; including potential curriculum review and development, and oversight of writing placement for incoming students; - In addition to the administrative duties above, the Director will also teach 3 courses per year (typically 1 in the Fall, 2 in the Spring) in First Year Composition and/or Peer Tutor Training.  In this capacity, the Director has a courtesy faculty appointment. This is a full-time, 12-month position, though there is considerable flexibility for working remotely during the summer; and/or for the pursuit of an appropriate research agenda, if desired. Regular hours are expected during the academic school year. Desired Qualifications Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or related field with appropriate experience.  ABD will also be considered. Evidence of successful teaching experience in college writing as well as successful leadership within a writing program. Experience in writing program administration. Experience working in and/or administering a writing center. Experience integrating writing into cross-disciplinary courses and helping departments and programs develop best practices for teaching and assessing writing. Complete applications will include a letter of application (cover letter), CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement about the philosophy that informs your approach to writing and contact information for three references (include name, email address and telephone number).  These references should be able to speak to your qualifications as administrators and teachers of academic writing.  THESE REFERENCES WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOU PROGRESS TO "TELEPHONE INTERVIEW" OR "SEMI-FINALIST" STATUS. The search committee will begin review of applications on a rolling basis on Monday, April 9th.   Given the short timeline candidates may submit some materials after the deadline and still be considered.  Initial interviews will be conducted by phone, with campus visit interviews targeted for late April. TO APPLY ONLINE:  http://flagler.peopleadmin.com/postings/1486Keywords: Job Board[...]



Full-time composition instructor positions at the University of Miami

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:23:26 +0000

We invite applications for one or more FT composition lecturer positions for the academic year 2018-19.  Appointments are for one year and may be renewable.  Candidates must have an M.A. or M.F.A. in English or relevant field; a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition and/or Writing Studies is preferred.  We are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds that connect to disciplines other than English studies. Details at: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty.

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Full-Time Instructor Position Arizona State University Writing Programs in English Department

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 22:19:16 +0000

Instructor (Job# 12310)
Arizona State University
Department of English

The Department of English on the Tempe Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Instructor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses primarily in the Writing Program and in other disciplinary areas within the department as needed. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15). A typical full-time course load is five classes per semester. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the unit, availability of resources, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Minimum qualifications: MA or MFA in Creative Writing, Film & Media Studies, English Education, Linguistics, Literature, Rhetoric & Composition or related discipline; three years’ experience in higher education teaching composition courses, and evidence of effective teaching.

Desired qualifications: PhD or evidence of graduate coursework beyond the Master' level in the areas listed above; experience teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum; evidence of experience in both theory and practice within a writing intensive field, such as: academic writing, creative writing, developmental writing, disciplinary writing, second language writing, and workplace writing; evidence of participation in disciplinary conferences or other relevant professional development; evidence of experience teaching multi-media composing or online/hybrid courses.

To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/asu/english a letter of application, vita; one page statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation about teaching ability, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a summary of recent teaching evaluations. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is April 6, 2018; if not filled application review will continue every week thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

AJO has an 8 MB single file upload limit, see this FAQ for workarounds: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/faqs/0/41




CWPA 2018 in Sacramento

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:00:35 +0000

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Now that the deadline for CWPA Conference proposals has passed, it's time to start California dreaming.  Sacramento is a lovely city, and our conference theme, "What if We Tried This? Innovating Writing Programs," reflects both the needs of our organization and the spirit of innovation that is California.

My thanks to the Sacramento local arrangements team for all their work so far in preparing a wonderful venue for us.  The website is up and running at http://cwpa2018.ucdavis.edu/ if you want to have a look.  And the registration link and further information for the Workshop, Institutes, Conference, and hotel will be available very soon.  We'll keep you posted.  

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Director of the Writing Center at Le Moyne College

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:10:45 +0000

Le Moyne College invites applications for the Director of the Writing Center. This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Assessment and Planning and serving at the pleasure of the Provost. Responsible for all operations of the Writing Center, the Director should be a dynamic individual who possesses prior experience as a writing tutor and/or instructor, strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members. At a minimum, the Director must possess a Master’s degree in English or an appropriate field. The qualified candidate will possess an understanding of a liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition, as well as the ability to work with a growing population of graduate students in such areas as business administration, information systems, arts administration, occupational therapy, nursing, and physician assistant studies. The Director will promote and enhance the services provided by the Writing Center, supervise peer tutors, support faculty needs to ensure student success, and contribute to the growth of a vibrant campus-wide writing culture. Primary Responsibilities: Oversee the daily operations of the Writing Center (WC) Develop and implement WC programming and services, including workshops and programs that meet the needs of students and faculty Promote and publicize services provided by the WC to students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, Madden School of Business, and Purcell School of Professional Studies Teach up to two courses per academic year or provide equivalent hours in 1:1 writing tutoring Hire, schedule, and supervise peer writing tutors, working in collaboration with the Director of the First-Year Writing Program and the Student Success Center Hire, train, and supervise professional writing tutor(s) Work with Director of the First-Year Writing Program to provide support for WRT 100 and 101, including developing online modules and holding clinics that reinforce key writing competencies Work with faculty in Core Writing Instructional courses (e.g., ENG 210, PHL 110) to provide support for writing in the Core, including developing online modules and holding clinics that reinforce key writing competencies Develop and implement services that support business and professional writing practices for students and faculty in the Madden School and the Purcell School Develop and implement services for multilingual student writers Develop and implement assessment methods to measure WC use, effectiveness, and quality Coordinate with relevant personnel (e.g., Director of Creative Writing) to host relevant events (such as readings, craft talks, etc.) in the combined Quantitative Reasoning Center / Writing Center Ensure that technology and equipment used by the WC is current and maintained Perform other tasks related to the mission of the WC as assigned by the Provost and/or Dean of Assessment and Planning Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Writing Studies, English, or another relevant field Experience providing 1:1 writing tutoring Experience teaching writing at the college level Strong oral and written communication skills Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Writing Studies, Writing Center Studies, English, or another relevant field A background in writing pedagogy Experience using technology in the delivery of writing support services and pedagogical development Experience overseeing and mentoring student employees / peer tutors Experience working with multilingual student writers, graduate students, and part-time and adult students Experience assessing effectiveness of academic support services and student learning  Keywords: Job Board[...]



Coordinator of First-Year Writing Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:47:50 +0000

Blackburn College, a private liberal-arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Coordinator of First-Year Writing.  Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Composition, Rhetoric, or a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and at least two years’ experience teaching First-Year Writing. Experience working in peer-tutor writing centers strongly preferred. Other preferred qualifications include experience teaching literature and interest in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion. Blackburn seeks to build an inclusive faculty and administration that can engage the interests of a diverse student population; diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, CV, a teaching portfolio, and names/addresses/telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL  62626 or hr@blackburn.edu.

For full consideration, please submit application materials by February 23, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Blackburn College is a small, residential liberal arts college noted for its high academic standards. Additionally Blackburn is one of the eight federally-recognized Work Colleges and has the only work program managed by students.  The college has a long-standing commitment to access and affordability, and recently joined the ranks of 70 national colleges and universities to meet student need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The stimulating teaching and learning environment, coupled with the experience and leadership gained through the Work Program, results in an average of 98% of graduates in full-time employment or graduate school within six months of graduation, based on an average 96% survey response rate. 

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small, rural community between Springfield, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. The college enjoys a very positive relationship with the community. Carlinville has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America,” and is also the seat of Macoupin County, home to the majestic Macoupin County Courthouse. Carlinville offers a slice of small-town Americana, with excellent public schools, brick streets around the town square, many parks, and historical homes and buildings, all within an easy drive of the more urban centers of St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois.

 

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Position opening Instructor 1--Writing Program Montana Tech

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:36:47 +0000

Instructor 1--Writing Program Montana Tech
Instructional duties will primarily be in upper- and lower-division technical and professional writing, but may include other undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in technical editing; and developmental, college, business, and science writing. The combined teaching and service load is 15 credits per semester, mostly at Montana Tech, but courses at Highlands College may also be assigned. Service activities include assessment assistance, course/curriculum development, course materials maintenance, and other duties. The position resides within the Montana Tech Writing Program and reports to the Director of Writing.  Required  Qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher in a field focused on writing development, such as technical writing, linguistics, professional writing, or composition.  Start date of August 2018.
Experience in developing and teaching upper- and lower-division college writing courses, including technical writing, first-year composition, intermediate writing, and developmental writing.
Full description and application instructions can be viewed on the Montana Tech website at: http://montanatechuniversity.applytojob.com/apply/uWusTbVQuG/Instructor-I