Tenured Assoc Prof Comp/Rhet, U of Alberta, Canada (writing centre expertise sought)

Associate Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
Department of English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts

The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications from outstanding candidates for a senior faculty position (Associate Professor with tenure) in the field of Composition and Rhetoric, specializing in writing pedagogy and in writing centre research, theory, and practice. Intensive experience or training in teaching writing to students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) would be an asset. Commencing 1 July 2007, the successful applicant will be expected to teach at all levels of the curriculum, from first-year to graduate level courses, but on a reduced teaching load, in order to play a significant role in the development of writing studies at the university and a proposed new university-wide writing centre; duties will also include training and supervising peer tutors.

Applicants should have an excellent record of research, publication, and teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and rank. Candidates should send a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae (with full contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail address), a writing sample (20-page maximum), the names and contact information of at least three referees, and a teaching dossier, including evaluations of teaching performance. Applications received by March 31, 2007, will be guaranteed consideration. All application materials should be sent directly to:

Garrett PJ Epp, Chair
Department of English and Film Studies
3-5 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2E5 Canada
For further information about the position, or the Department, please contact the Chair by email at garrett.epp@ualberta.ca.

With more than 36,000 students and 12,000 staff, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) grants almost 7,500 degrees annually to graduates of 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs. A research-intensive, medical-doctoral, multi-campus institution, the University of Alberta offers a full range of academic and professional programs and has designated 26 areas of established and emerging research excellence. The Faculty of Arts (www.arts.ualberta.ca) is its largest Faculty with 340 faculty members in 14 departments in Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in addition to the Women’s Studies Program and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Faculty of Arts has approximately 6000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. The Faculty provides a variety of opportunities for research funding, including the newly established $1.5 million Killam Research Fund which supports research, scholarship, and creative activities in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The Faculty has recently helped establish interdisciplinary units such as the China Institute and the Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research. The Department of English and Film Studies itself (www.humanities.ualberta.ca/english) is a large, vibrant, and collegial unit with a superlative record for teaching, research, and service.

Greater Edmonton (www.edmonton.ca), with nearly one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, offers a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, and a relatively low cost of living. The city is the capital of Alberta, with the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and has led the nation in economic growth in the past five years. Edmonton is known as Canada’s Festival City, with more than thirty major annual festivals celebrating its rich cultural diversity and community spirit. It has all the attractions of a big city, yet it is clean, safe, and livable, with excellent schools and health care.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.