Associate Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of English

The Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a regular, full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-line position as Associate Director of Rhetoric. The associate director will collaborate with the Director of Rhetoric in leading two first-year writing programs, the Freshman Rhetoric Program and the Academic Writing Program. That collaboration will involve day-to-day administration; development of curricula, materials, and policies; and leadership in instructor and program development. Among other responsibilities, the associate director will work daily with graduate assistant directors and advisors as well as a large staff of teaching assistants and a modest number of full-time adjunct instructors, will support advanced composition courses in rhetoric, and will help coordinate the annual English Articulation Conference for two- and four-year college writing and literature instructors in Illinois. The associate director will teach two courses per year (typically including a professional seminar for new graduate assistant instructors) and will join an active cross-disciplinary community in rhetoric and writing studies. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in English, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, Communication, or related field in hand by start date (July 16, 2008); a strong record of teaching in relevant programs; a record of professional/scholarly accomplishments; and significant administrative experience. Administrative experience in a first-year college writing program is preferred; experience gained as a graduate-student administrator is acceptable. Salary commensurate with experience. To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application (including email address) and curriculum vitae, by November 1, 2007. Send to: Paul Prior, Director of Rhetoric, attention: Terry Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-2390. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.