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Faculty Position at Elon University

My colleagues, Tim Peeples, Paula Rosinski, and Michael Strickland, and I are excited to announce and invite applications for the following tenure-track faculty position in the Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) program at Elon University, in Elon, North Carolina. If you or someone you know is particularly enthusiastic about working closely with colleagues to make a rhetorically focused professional writing education come alive for an undergraduate population, please consider applying or encouraging interested colleagues to apply.

The ad below offers a description of the position, as well as some introductory information about the English major concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric.


Drexel seeking Director of the Freshman Writing Program

Drexel University is seeking an Assistant Professor of English to serve as the Director of the Freshman Writing Program, housed in the Department of English and Philosophy ( This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2007.

Duties of the Director of the Freshman Writing Program would include setting the goals and objectives of Drexel’s first-year writing program; designing, developing, and continually improving the program’s curriculum; administering freshman writing courses (between 90 and 120 sections each term); supervising and coordinating faculty; and representing the Program within the university and in writing program administration organizations. The successful candidate will be an active voice in the planning and development of Drexel writing initiatives. In fulfilling these duties, the Director will have the help of the Assistant Director of the Writing Program.


Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator for the Academic Success Center

Dickinson State University is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to join the Academic Success Center (ASC), a learning excellence program. As an ASC team member, the Writing Center and Supplemental Instruction Coordinator will supervise direct academic assistance in writing; teach three sections of supplemental instruction for developmental English courses; and provide leadership and structural support for the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative. The Coordinator will also hire, train, and evaluate the English peer tutors and Writing Center Interns; develop and implement an On-Line Writing Lab (OWL); provide training sessions and informational workshops for both students and faculty; and write grants to support the initiatives of this program.


Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Dickinson State University, a university with record enrollment increases for ten consecutive years, invites applications for the position of Director of Public Relations and Marketing. The Director reports to the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and is the chief communication officer for the University. The Director designs, communicates and directs a comprehensive marketing and public relations program; develops and executes marketing plans for specific projects; supervises the activities related to the University web page, the University cable access television channel, and the University News Bureau; advises the President on issues related to public affairs and campus communications; oversees campus publications and printing projects; and works with the Foundation staff on communications associated with fundraising.


Grant Writer

Dickinson State University seeks personable, detail and research oriented candidates for the position of Grant Writer. Reporting to the President, the Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, planning, preparing, submitting, and monitoring external grant applications to support the ongoing success of DSU. Duties will be: to identify and research funding opportunities and alternative resources that address the University’s stated mission and goals; to collaborate with college faculty and staff to determine funding needs; to develop, write, and submit original grant proposals and applications; to maintain centralized files for externally funded programs and other grant activities; to act as a liaison with private and public funding agencies and organizations; and to perform other duties as assigned. Exceptional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills; good computer software skills; experience researching and evaluating appropriate grant funding resources, and the ability to meet deadlines and work independently are essential for success in this position. Effective management, organizational, budgeting, and planning skills are also required. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of successfully demonstrated grant writing experience. A Master’s degree and experience in higher education grant writing are preferred qualifications.


Assistant Coordinator of Writing Center

Seton Hill University seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, professional staff position of Assistant Coordinator of the Writing Center. The applicant must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and must be able to work cooperatively with various constituencies within the university community. Applicant must have experience in teaching and working with students from limited income or first generation backgrounds and international students. Computing knowledge is required. Experience teaching and assessing ESL students is a plus. Requires a Master’s degree in English, Education, English as a Second Language, Language Studies, or related field. Salary: upper $20K. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and name and phone number of three references by June 9, 2006 to: Marcia R. Pratt, Director of C.A.P.S., Seton Hill University, Box 508F, Greensburg, PA 15601.


Administrator of Lower Division Studies

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ADMINISTRATOR OF LOWER DIVISION STUDIES The English Department at the University of Houston is accepting applications for the position of Administrator of Lower Division. The Administrator of Lower Division will work closely with faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, and the Director of the Writing Center to coordinate our Lower Division writing courses, including core composition courses, and courses in writing in the discipline and writing about literature; will help develop and implement our writing curriculum; will oversee the training and supervision of new Lower Division writing instructors; and will work with the Chair to develop course scheduling. While this is primarily an administrative position, there will also be opportunities for teaching within the program.

Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment)

Clark Atlanta University is seeking a Director of WISE (Writing Improvement for Success and Empowerment), an undergraduate writing improvement program. The director will provide leadership, faculty support, planning, resource development and program assessment.

Duties will include periodic assessment of the WISE program; development of rubrics, modules and training workshops for faculty; hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring WISE staff, including peer faculty assistants and tutors; serve as an advocate for WISE and its objectives on campus; initiate and support proposals from outside agencies; coordinate collaborations between other writing and faculty development programs on campus; and enhance writing instruction with appropriate technologies.


English Faculty/Writing Center Coordinator

Build an academic career in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. If teaching is your passion not just a career PVCC is the place for you.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The college enrolls over 4000 credit and 2000 non-credit students per semester in college transfer and workforce development courses and programs. PVCC is known throughout the community and the Virginia Community College System for its exceptional faculty and staff, the quality of its programs and services, and the success of its students.

PVCC is searching for an English faculty member. This is a five-year, grant-funded position with fulltime fall/spring semester duties split 50% teaching and 50% as writing center coordinator; and part-time summer duties as writing center coordinator (additional stipend paid for summer duties). The successful candidate will teach a variety of English courses to include: developmental and college transfer level courses and provide leadership in the development and management of a new writing center. A master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in English is required. Preference will be given to candidates with prior community college teaching and writing center experience. A detailed job description and application procedures are available at