News & Announcements

Call for Applications: 2014 CWPA Graduate Student Travel Grants

The Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization (WPA-GO) & the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) are pleased to offer at least six travel grants of $100 each to current graduate students presenting at the 2014 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, to be held July 17-20 in Normal, IL.

Eligibility & Special Considerations:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

Writing Fellows, Haverford College

Haverford College will hire two Writing Fellows for the College Writing Program in academic year 2014-15. We solicit applications in different fields and disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. We are particularly interested in postdoctoral candidates who bring expertise in public speaking and oral communication; writing as social practice; science writing; or digital writing, etc., and who are prepared to teach a diverse student body.

Announcing the Publication of Invasion of the MOOCs

Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses is a new essay collection from Parlor Press exploring the use of MOOCs in education. The book is available for purchase in print or it can be downloaded for free under a Creative Commons license via the Parlor Press website:


Call for Papers: Winter 2014 Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly

Call for Papers Announcement:

The Winter 2014 (Vol. 18, Iss. 4) Issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, an independent double-blind-peer-reviewed print journal, is now accepting submissions for its special section on Writing Center Theory and Practice. Articles may explore issues of theory, practice, and experience in writing center work, including qualitative and empirical studies and discussions of pedagogy.

Lecturer, English (Saint Xavier University, Chicago), Job Board

The Saint Xavier University Department of English and Foreign Languages seeks to appoint a full time lecturer in rhetoric and composition for a one year position, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will contribute to a growing concentration in writing and rhetoric, demonstrate a commitment to excellent undergraduate instruction, and possess scholarly potential. Responsibilities include introductory courses in composition, upper-division writing and rhetoric courses, and special topics offerings in the candidate’s field of study. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

But What Kind of WPA Am I?

By Melissa Ianetta, University of Delaware

Scene: MLA Convention, New Orleans, 2002.

A PhD candidate is interviewing for an Assistant Professor/WPA position at large state university in the west. The conversation, which thus far has examined her teaching and research, has been both genial and animated—which the intrepid job seeker takes as a good sign. The search chair then moves the discussion to the WPA portion of the job.

Composition Faculty, and Professional and Technical Communication Faculty (2 positions)

Oregon Tech, a member of the Oregon University System, seeks candidates for two full-time, tenure track positions in the Communication Department. Both are composition positions, one with an emphasis in first year composition and the other with an emphasis in professional and technical communication. Teaching opportunities include lower- and upper-division courses.

Minimum qualifications:
 Ph.D. in composition and/or professional and technical communication.
 Teaching experience in composition.
 Ability to work well with other disciplines and departments.