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WPA: Clemson University


Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition

The English Department at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured position as Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition to direct Clemson’s First-Year Composition program. Candidates should have an established scholarly record and experience directing an undergraduate writing program. Candidates with research and teaching experience in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. This position is an excellent opportunity for a WPA to join a department and university that is nationally recognized for its commitment to the teaching of writing and innovative pedagogy.


Director of Freshman Writing, Drexel University

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 2006.

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



Position Announcement
Lecturers, University Writing Program

The UC Davis University Writing Program invites applications for full-time Lecturers able to teach a wide range of writing courses, primarily at the upper-division level. We are especially interested in applicants experienced in teaching writing in the sciences, business and technical writing, legal writing, writing in the health professions, and writing in the academic disciplines. Ph.D. required.

One-year appointments (with possibility of renewal) beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year. Teaching load: 7 courses over 3 quarters. Starting salary: $38,328.00, with benefits. Positions contingent on funding. Interviews at CCCC and on the campus.


Assis/Assoc Prof., Comp. emphasis, Morningside College

Morningside College
English, Sioux City, Iowa, 51106
Assistant/Associate Professor of English
A ten-month, tenure-track position beginning in August, 2006, for a Ph.D. with a strong and varied record of graduate courses in composition and rhetoric and with a passion for writing pedagogy. Primary responsibilities include teaching two courses each academic year in our first-year composition program and working with faculty from across the curriculum to develop their abilities to teach writing. There will also be upper-level teaching opportunities in the candidate’s area of specialization or in a strong secondary field. Preparation and enthusiasm for teaching public speaking is a plus. This position involves the potential for directing the freshman program and/or the writing across the curriculum program. Leadership experience in these or other areas is highly desirable. We want someone who can work collaboratively with faculty from all disciplines and who is eager to pursue the opportunities a small, dynamic, college offers. Standard teaching load is twenty hours per academic year (five four-hour courses).


Director of Composition

Missouri State University, Department of English seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of English to serve as director of composition. Duties include teaching two courses in writing, composition theory, or writing pedagogy each semester; supervising graduate teaching assistants; and developing the department's composition curriculum. Requirements include a Ph.D. in rhetoric or composition theory by the time of appointment; record of effective teaching; publications or promise of publications; and active participation in professional organizations. Experience or documented interest in composition curriculum development and composition program administration strongly preferred.

Assistant/Associate Professor of English

Assistant/Associate Professor of English. Tenure possible for Associate. East College is seeking a faculty member to join the program in Humanities and Arts. East College is the largest college at ASU’s Polytechnic campus and currently offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate arts and sciences and professional programs. The college has been growing rapidly and is now ready to initiate a program in Literature, Writing, and Film. Programs in East College emphasize applied study and have distinctive characteristics appropriate to a polytechnic environment. The successful candidate will teach program and service courses in English; pursue an active research agenda.


Composition and Rhetoric

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

1. Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2006
2. Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric
3. Ability and willingness to teach first year writing courses
4. Ability to teach courses online
1 Willingness and interest in teaching writing courses in the Capital Scholars
Honors Program
2. Ability to teach upper division and graduate level writing courses and courses on composition theory
3. Knowledge and Experience in implementing and working in Writing Across the Curriculum or
Writing In the Disciplines


Assistant or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator

The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Assistant, advanced Assistant, or Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Administrator (WPA), starting in the Fall semester of AY 2006-07; the WPA has a 2/1 teaching load per academic year, including undergraduate and graduate teaching, and thesis and dissertation supervision. The WPA will work with and supervise Associate and Assistant Directors of the First-Year English Program (FYEP), the Director and Associate Director of the Writing Center, and the Coordinator of Developmental English. The WPA will also be responsible for supervising graduate teaching assistant training and coordinating outcomes assessments for the individual programs listed above as well as for the English Department as a whole. Additional duties will include serving as a liaison between the English Department and other University departments and programs, providing leadership and assistance in the development of cross-disciplinary writing programs and initiatives. The WPA must be an active researcher--preferably in two or more of the following areas: writing program administration, assessment, pedagogy of writing, and writing across the curriculum (WAC), and writing in the disciplines (WID). Additional research or experience in technical writing, educational technology, distance learning, learning communities, or service learning is desirable. Minimal qualifications are a PhD in English, Rhetoric, Composition, or a related field as well as experience as a writing program administrator or a similar administrative position. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials/experience; salary is based on a nine-month contract. Summer teaching is a possibility. Located in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area, UTA is rated a Doctoral/Research Extensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and offers an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 if applicants wish to be considered for an MLA interview. Position open until filled. Send letter of application and CV to Professor Kevin Porter, Chair, WPA Search Committee, English Department, P.O. Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0035. UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.