News & Announcements

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.

Great Results from the WPA-GO Breakfast Buddy Event at the 2013 CWPA Conference!

The Mentoring and Professional Development Committee is proud to present a mini-report about the “Breakfast Buddies” event from the 2013 summer WPA conference in Savannah. As you may know, last year was the first iteration of Breakfast Buddies. As we hope there will be many more are to come, we are using last year’s feedback to constructively critique the program, making it better for future CWPA appearances.

Call-Out for 2014 CWPA Roundtable Participants in Three WPA-GO Sponsored Mentoring Sessions

The WPA Graduate Organization’s (WPA-GO) Mentoring and Professional Development Committee is searching for colleagues, graduate students, and faculty mentors to participate in three roundtable mentoring sessions at the 2014 CWPA Conference. WPA-GO sponsors professional development sessions that support the preparedness and confidence of graduate students interested in WPA work. This year’s roundtable topics are described below.

Important note: Please know that an individual can participate in no more than two sessions, in any capacity, at this year’s CWPA conference.

Lecturer in Discipline

Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for Lecturers in Discipline to begin July 1, 2014. Lecturers will teach first-year writing and provide leadership in theme-based writing course development. One-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to five years contingent on satisfactory performance.