Director, Program in Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The University of Western Ontario ( invites applications for the position of Director of Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication. This tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor is scheduled to commence 1 July 2008.

The successful candidate must possess the completed Ph.D. or equivalent and a strong record in teaching, research and publication in the field of writing and technical or professional communication. In addition, he or she must have proven administrative abilities and experience in coordinating a writing or communication program. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in Writing; the appointment and scheduling of instructors; academic counselling of students; timetabling of courses; training and supervision of faculty and staff; budget planning and management; curriculum and program development; and overall administration of Writing ( The Director will also provide campus-wide leadership by promoting, coordinating, and integrating technical and professional communication studies in diverse Faculties across the university. The initial term as Director will be for a period of seven years.

Send letter of application with curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Kathleen Okruhlik, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7. Consideration of applications will commence March 15th and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.