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Writing Portfolio Coordinator--Position Filled

Please note the following full-time opening. The person in this position will coordinate a writing program that was awarded a Writing Program Certificate of Excellence at the 2004 Conference on College Composition and Communication Conference.

The following professional employment opportunity is available on the campus of Saint Joseph College. We would appreciate it if you would inform those you feel may be qualified for and interested in this position.

Saint Joseph College
West Hartford, CT

Writing Portfolio Coordinator


Assistant Professor of Writing at George Washington University

Assistant Professor of Writing to teach an innovative first-year seminar in the University Writing Program at The George Washington University. Applicants must have a PhD or other appropriate terminal degree (e.g., MFA, MBA), preferably in a field that focuses on the connections among critical thinking, reading, and writing (such as rhetoric, composition, history, American Studies, literature, journalism, political communication, philosophy, among others), and a demonstrated interest in teaching first-year writing. Publications in these areas will be a benefit. The writing program, now in its third year, is a cornerstone of GW’s Strategic Plan for Academic Excellence.


Assessment & Placement position Michigan State University


Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric/Composition, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, beginning August 2006. Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, Education, or related field. Primary specialization in placement, assessment, and evaluation of writing (at the individual, course, and program levels). Experience in one or more of the following areas highly desired: electronic systems for placement/assessment (e.g., e-portfolios), writing program administration, research methodology (particularly quantitative), composition curriculum, teacher training, composing research, and/or digital technology. The successful applicant will provide leadership on issues of placement and assessment for a comprehensive writing program (including first-year composition, a professional writing undergraduate major, and a graduate program in rhetoric/writing) and will participate in a proposed University Writing Initiative to strengthen undergraduate writing instruction at Michigan State University. Other responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and rhetoric; taking the lead on revision and development of placement and assessment procedures for the required first-year writing curriculum (Tier I); and advising the University on assessment of student outcomes in upper-level disciplinary writing courses (Tier II).


Composition Instructor position at Tennessee Tech University

Available Position: Composition Instructor
Tennessee Technological University (
Cookeville, TN

VISITING INSTRUCTOR / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Department of English and Communications

Full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 2006. One-year contract may be renewed, depending on department need and funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA in English (or Master’s degree in related field with 18 semester graduate hours in English). Graduate coursework in composition pedagogy. Evidence of excellent in composition instruction. Demonstrated commitment to teaching first-year composition. Preferred: Experience teaching in networked classroom.


Director: Communication Program

Director: Communication Program

The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech invites applications for Director of the Communication Program (tenure/tenure track) to begin either August 2006 or January 2007. Responsibilities include: administration and curriculum development for 75 sections per semester freshman composition program (with an emphasis on cultural studies) and a 15-section per semester upper division technical communication course; training and mentoring of 30 full-time teaching Fellows; coordination of writing requirements in classes for majors; and continuing development of the program’s electronic pedagogy component. The position includes an evolving leadership role in campus-wide writing initiatives including the creation of a campus writing center.


Continuing Lecturers, Department of English, Purdue University



DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH (Professional Writing/Introductory Composition)



Up to two continuing lecturers, full-time, non-tenure-track, renewable positions, to teach professional writing and introductory composition courses that have a strong commitment to writing with computers, collaboration, and community engagement. Continuing lecturers are eligible for medical and retirement benefits. Full-time salary $31,000. Starting date: August 14, 2006.


Job Posting

These are great jobs! We have a supportive and well organized program, perfect for new graduates and WPA's. The Associate Writing Program Director has been at the school for 23 years and helps the program running smoothly. The Dean is new and quite open to innovation, of which the Provost is also supportive. I feel truly lucky to be at this location, but have to leave for family reasons. I am happy to answer any questions about the jobs and about living in Cairo.

Please pass the word about these positions.



Visiting Assistant Professor in Creative Writing (Poetry)

We are seeking a visiting assistant professor for a three-quarter time position in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry. The position was held for a number of years by one person, who recently retired; with the right person in the job we see no reason for that situation not to continue. Ability to teach in some area of American literature is a plus. Requirements include strong teaching experience, publications, and an MFA or PhD by September 2006. Health insurance and other benefits included. Located in the scenic Allegheney region of northwestern Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a small college dedicated to high-quality teaching with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.


Assistant Professor of Comp. and Rhetoric and Writing Program Director

We are seeking an Assistant Professor to develop and direct the university’s freshman writing program. The successful applicant will most likely teach a reduced load of three courses per semester. Requirements include a PhD by December 2006 with training and experience in writing-program management and evidence of scholarly potential. Secondary expertise in some area of American literature is desirable. Located in the scenic Allegheny region of northwestern Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a small college dedicated to high-quality teaching with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative learning.


Writing Instructors/Assistant Professors at the American University in Cairo


Writing Program

Writing Instructors/Assistant Professors: Several openings for experienced composition and rhetoric instructors to teach writing, rhetoric, and research in the Writing Program. Experience with information technology, Business/Technical Writing, and/or curriculum design would be a plus. Instructors must have MA in Composition, Literature, or related field within the humanities. Assistant Professor rank requires Ph.D., evidence of active research and publication agenda, and interest in curriculum development as well as teaching experience. Applicants for the previously advertised position are under consideration for the revised position.