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Rhetoric/Composition Jobs 2011Edit

Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX)Edit

Link - first posting on page

Subfield/description: "The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position. All areas of English will be considered, but expertise in rhetoric and composition, technical/professional writing, new media, or world literature are preferred. Background in religious studies or the integration of faith and literature is desirable. Ph.D. prefferred, ABD required."

Deadline: Until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university . . . For all positions, send "Faculty Employment Application" with: Teaching philosophy; how faith informs teaching; research and professional activities; discussion of your spiritual journey; curriculum vitae; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to the respective contact person."
  • Well, that certainly narrows the field.

Alfred State College (NY)Edit

LINK

"Alfred State College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of English beginning January 2011. We seek to hire a specialist in either Technical and Professional Writing or Composition/Rhetoric, with background in Technical/Professional Writing. Qualifications: Ph.D. in at time of appointment; evidence of successful teaching."

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did ANYONE apply for this? I haven't heard anything - not even a receipt of application. [12/23]

  • [12/27] Yes, I sent my application materials via email; received a reply asking me to apply online at their HR website.
  • [1/4] Anything after that? I did send my materials via the HR website originally, and haven't heard anything. Obviously they aren't interviewing me, given that it's now January 2011.
  • I heard back from them in early November, they were getting ready to do phone interviews at that time. They wanted the person hired to start in January 2011, and that wasn't doable for me.
  • Rejection letter rec'd last week in January.

Teaching load for this position is 5/5.

American University of BeirutEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05)

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill several positions, open rank, including one in Composition/Rhetoric. Candidates with an interest in the Middle East and multilingual environments such as Beirut are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment. Positions begin September 15, 2011. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is 3/3. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he may also contribute to MA curriculum development. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply electronically sending a cover letter, CV, writing sample, sample syllabus and three letters of reference to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. Review of materials begins December 1, 2010 with interviews at MLA. For more information about this position, visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: 'The Department of English at Angelo State University announces a tenure-track position in technical and business writing. Specializations in new media and distanced education are desired. Teaching load is normally twelve hours per semester, including upper-level courses in technical and business writing along with courses in first-year composition. Knowledge in the field of technical and business writing with specializations in new media and distance education desired. Ph.D. in English with specialization in technical and business writing is required by August 2011.

Deadline: Until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone: 12/1, 12/7

Campus interview scheduled: last week of January 2011 x2

Offer made: 2/7

Offer accepted: 2/7

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Got a note that they filled the position.

When was that?

Also, if that is the case, why is there a campus visit scheduled in January?

Arizona State University (Advanced Assistant Professor)Edit

The Department of English at Arizona State University (ASU) (http://www.asu.edu/clas/english) seeks an assistant professor and scholar-teacher in rhetoric and composition who has compiled a compelling record of scholarship appropriate to rank in public writing, workplace writing, or writing assessment . . . Required: Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition or related discipline; college-level teaching experience in rhetoric and composition appropriate to rank; ability to teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses in workplace writing; and a compelling record of ongoing scholarship appropriate to rank in any relevant area in rhetoric and composition. Desired: Two or more years professional experience at the rank of assistant professor; record of scholarship and publications in workplace writing; experience and scholarship in writing program design or writing curriculum design and assessment. Teaching load is 2/2 for track faculty with a significant research agenda.

LINK

Deadline: Postmarked by November 26, 2010; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: (3/9)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1 phone interview scheduled 12/3 x3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Arizona State University (Associate Professor)Edit

The Department of English at Arizona State University (ASU) (http://www.asu.edu/clas/english) seeks associate professor and scholar-teacher in rhetoric and composition with recognized body of scholarship related to curriculum development in rhetoric and writing appropriate to rank. The Rhetoric and Composition faculty contribute to realizing ASU’s profile as a New American University. Required: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related discipline; College-level teaching experience and student mentoring appropriate to rank; recognized body of scholarship in rhetoric/composition/writing appropriate to rank; established record in curriculum development for rhetoric/composition/writing relevant to upper-division undergraduate level; and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. Desired: experience teaching upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition; experience and scholarship in writing program design or writing curriculum design and assessment; experience and scholarship related to online writing instruction, multi-media writing curricula, community-based writing curricula, and/or workplace writing curricula; demonstrated commitment to community engagement, place-based inquiry, and use-inspired research consistent with mission of a New American University. Teaching load 2/2 for track faculty with significant research agenda.

LINK

Deadline: November 12, 2010; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until search is closed.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Ball State University (IN)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/24):

Assistant/Associate Professor/Rhetoric and Composition: WPA Tenure-track faculty position available August 19, 2011. Responsibilities: teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition; direct graduate student research; share in administrative responsibilities that are part of the Rhetoric and Composition area (i.e., University Core Curriculum [UCC], Writing Program, National Writing Project site, or writing center). Minimum qualifications: earned doctorate with emphasis in rhetoric and composition or related field by August 19, 2011; two years of experience in writing program administration in a writing center, a writing program, a National Writing Project site, or similar program; record of scholarship, publications, and/or presentations in primary area(s) of scholarship; record of effective college teaching of at least six semesters; successful application of technology to writing instruction. Preferred qualifications: innovative use of emerging media technologies; experience with immersive or experiential learning; record of successful grant applications; graduate teaching experience in rhetoric and composition.

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Department of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/english)

Deadline: Review begins immediately

Acknowledgment received: via email, Dec. 6 / Round 2 EOC Postcard received 2/18/2011

Request for Additional Materials: 12/3 (Acknowledgment letter asks for additional materials)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview set up via email 1/24

Campus interview scheduled: A friend has a campus visit late Feb.

Offer made: 3/8/11, 3/15/11

Offer accepted: accepted

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Did applicants for this position receive a sort of form letter request for additionals, like a combo acknowledgement and request? (To expedite the process, please send...) Or was the request for additionals beyond that?

Good lord, THANK YOU to the above person for asking this question! I had skimmed the letter, thinking it was a normal acknowledgment, and completely missed the fact that they wanted everyone to send extra stuff! Weird--why not put it in the job announcement initially?

Haha, I know! I did the same thing. Not sure why they didn't ask for all this info in the first place, unless they wanted to get a feel for how many people are applying before asking for a more detailed dossier. But it makes me feel better (less pressured) to know that everyone who applied recieved the same letter. I feel like I can get to that additional info soon but maybe not *immediately*.

I see this job was listed on the higheredjobs.com site on January 19, I guess a lot of people missed that request!

I've seen two postings for this job on higheredjobs.com in recent weeks (3/9). What's up?

Position was offered, but not accepted (not sure what happened to the other finalists in terms of offering them the position)

Barry University (FL)Edit

"The Department of English at Barry University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. The successful candidate will contribute to the Professional Writing Program, as well as be expected to teach courses in composition and the Humanities. We are looking for a candidate with strong tech/rhet skills, who has experience teaching courses like Multimedia Writing, Writing for the Internet, and Technical Writing. The candidate will also be required to advise students on academic curricula, serve on university and departmental committees, and contribute professionally to the department. Evidence of scholarly potential is mandatory. A Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition is required. ABDs will be seriously considered."

LINK

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 15th

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/17/2011 via email

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 10/23/2010; 1/6/11 x2

Campus interview scheduled: emailed 1/13 to set up campus visit

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes per rejection letter: "While we were impressed with your background and experience, we have concluded that another candidate's qualifications more closely match our requirements. We sincerely regret to inform you that the position has been filled."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Note: "Barry University employs a continuing contract system" (which is sort of a kinder, gentler way of saying "there is no such thing as tenure at Barry U").

Baylor UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position within the Honors College:

Assistant Professor

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field with relevant experience. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references in the application process. The letter of interest, in addition to specifying research focus and teaching philosophy, should describe how your faith commitment relates to Baylor’s mission statement. You should also indicate why you wish to teach and work in an interdisciplinary program. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To learn more about the above position, the Honors College, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: (http://www.baylor.edu/hr_services/index.php?id=49681); http://www.baylor.edu/honors_college/; or http://www.baylor.edu"

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by December 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 12/2 (x1)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email 12/2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled on 12/2 (x1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Belmont UniversityEdit

The Department of English at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2011. Job responsibilities include teaching courses in First-Year Writing (English 1010) and Third-Year Writing (English 3010) as well as Creative Writing. A Ph.D. in English and an excellent record of designing and teaching undergraduate courses in writing are required. As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program, specifically courses in the First-Year Seminar and Linked Cohort programs. The teaching load is twelve hours per semester.

For more information about the position, go to https://job.belmont.edu. While completing the application, applicants will be asked to respond to Belmont's mission, vision, and values statements articulating how the candidate's knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to function in a Christian community of learning and service providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and List of References with contact information must be attached in order to complete the online application. Review of applications will begin February 21, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: scheduled on 2/25 for 3/2

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled on 3/4 for 3/24-25

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes, per Creative Writing page.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2011

Q: I was told they would take a couple of weeks to decide who to invite for campus interviews. Are the dates for
"campus interview scheduled" correct or conjecture?

A: Those dates are correct and confirmed. But they may still be trying to schedule other visits.... I don't know how many folks have been invited.

Boise StateEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track assistant professor position in rhetoric and composition, beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition required by time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including first-year writing, and participate in first-year writing program administration. Applicants with teaching and research interest in rhetorical history and theory, digital rhetoric, and/or research in online writing environments are especially encouraged to apply. The standard teaching load is 3/2, with load reductions for administrative work. Excellent teaching, scholarly publication, and service are required for academic advancement."

See Also: Higher Ed Jobs

Deadline: Review of applications received by October 15, 2010 will begin immediately. Applications received after that date may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.

Acknowledgment received: 9/30 via email request for AA statement, (10/21: x3)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 11/18 (via email) x8

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview request via email 10/29. Interiews week of 11/8-11/12 (X3)

Campus interview scheduled: by phone, first 2 weeks of Dec.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer Accepted

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Bowling Green State University FirelandsEdit

The Humanities Department at Bowling Green State University Firelands invites applications for a position in Composition beginning August, 2011. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition is preferred and required for hire at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). This position requires a professional who will flourish at a primarily two-year regional branch college of a major university and who demonstrates a commitment to and excellence in teaching composition; and who exhibits a strong preference for teaching lower-division undergraduate students and developmental level students. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches and innovative teaching practices. Evidence of effective and successful teaching is required.

The chosen candidate will teach 24 credit hours per academic year in composition, with a particular emphasis on developmental level courses. Willingness to teach evening and/or weekend classes is required; experience with teaching technology such as computers and distance classes is preferred. In addition, the chosen candidate is expected to engage in research activities and participate in departmental, college and university service.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010. The position will remain open until an offer has been accepted.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: request for phone interview 1/13 (Phone interview in Feb 2011)

Campus interview scheduled:Early April (4/1/2011)

Offer made:To other candidate.

Offer accepted: Informed via surface mail position offered to candidate with best credentials. (5/4/2011)

NOTES AND QUERIES: Did you get an email requesting the phone interview on the 13th or was it via some other media?

They actually called me to set up the phone interview, asking if I was still interested in the position. I was informed I would be contacted at a later date to schedule the interview. I was just contacted last week to schedule the phone interview for this week.

Bradley University (IL)Edit

"The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Composition and Rhetoric or English Education to begin August 2011. . . Candidates must have a doctoral degree in one of the two following areas: Composition and Rhetoric; English Education. Required: doctoral degree in hand by August 15, 2011, teaching experience, potential for publication, demonstrated ability to teach general education courses (composition, literature, Western Civilization). Preference to candidates with ability to teach one or more of the following: young adult literature, grammar, secondary teaching methods, upper-level courses in writing and writing theory. Successful teaching and refereed publications required for tenure and promotion."

LINK

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be postmarked by November 5, 2010. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/5, 11/17 by mail (official transcript) x2 (but I don't think we can call this a request for additional materials; they made it sound like they want this of everyone and just for some reason didn't put it in the job ad)

Rejection Letter: 3/5, by mail (letter indicates the position has been filled)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: January

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per 3/5 rejection letter.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Children's 2011
  • They take a VERY long time to reimburse travel expenses for campus visit
  • QUERY: Has any one received an MLA invite? They said MLA would be round one, so shouldn't someone have heard something by now?
  • I did a Skype interview with the search committee on 1/4.

Caldwell CollegeEdit

Caldwell College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position at the assistant professor level in the English Department to commence in the fall of 2011. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to coordinating writing programs including the Writing Intensive Program and the one-semester, freshman, writing course which will require coordinating teaching across departments. Additional responsibilities include teaching various levels of writing and literature courses, engaging in scholarly activities, advising students, and participating on various committees.

Ph.D. or ABD required with an interest and expertise as a generalist with a writing background. The candidate should have recent experience in administering and teaching in a college writing program. Candidates must be willing to support the Catholic Dominican mission of the college.

Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts, coeducational college enrolling approximately 2000 full and part-time students in both graduate and undergraduate programs of study. The college is located on a beautiful 70-acre wooded campus in a suburban setting in Caldwell, New Jersey, just 20 miles west of New York City. For more information, visit www.caldwell.edu.

Please submit your c. v., cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy, and three professional references by June 15, 2011.

Send application materials to: resumes@caldwell.edu (preferred)

LINK (Higher Ed Jobs)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


California College of the Arts (CCA)Edit

CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in composition/rhetoric, to begin August 2011. Course load is 2/3, with an emphasis on first-year and other composition courses. The successful candidate will have an exceptional teaching record at the college level in the field of composition, demonstrating significant experience in addressing ESL needs; TESL/TEFL certification is a plus. Beyond teaching composition courses, the successful candidate will play a leading role in curriculum and faculty development related to college-wide student writing, functioning as a key institutional resource for improving student writing at every level (including graduate). We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate their effectiveness in an interdisciplinary environment, and whose composition research practice and pedagogy promise to connect with the college's fine art, design, and architecture students/faculty.

LINK

Deadline: Applications must be received by January 5, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

California Lutheran University (Creative and Professional Writing)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

Assistant Professor of English: Creative Writing and Professional Writing

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2011. The English Department at California Lutheran University is seeking a writing expert committed to teaching in a small university environment. Preference is for an MFA with a Ph.D. in a writing-related field. Evidence of teaching excellence in creative writing, college composition, professional/marketplace writing, and/or literary genre courses a must, with history of publication preferred. Candidate must initiate extracurricular events and activities as well as oversee a newly developed writing option in the major. Normal teaching load is three courses (12 hrs.) per semester, including freshman composition. Other departmental responsibilities include overseeing selected Capstone projects, curriculum development and assessment. Send letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, research agenda, and three letters of recommendation to Joan Wines, Chair, English Department, Station 3900, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

Deadline: Postmark deadline is November 12, 2011. Initial interviews will take place at MLA in Los Angeles.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1 x Dec 10

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

California Lutheran University (Rhetoric and Composition)Edit

From MLA JIL 10/8:

Assistant Professor of English: Rhetoric and Composition Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2011. The English Department at California Lutheran University is seeking a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition committed to teaching in a small, diverse university environment. Evidence of teaching excellence in college composition and significant Writing Center and ESL experience required. The normal teaching load at CLU is 3 courses (12 hrs) per semester; the person filling this position will teach two first-year composition courses (8 hrs.) per semester and serve as director of the university’s Writing Center and newly developed basic composition program. Other departmental responsibilities include overseeing selected English department Capstone projects and participating actively in curriculum development and assessment. Address letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, research agenda, and three letters of recommendation to Joan Wines, Chair, English Department and send materials via e-mail to Randy Toland [mailto:[toland@callutheran.edu] [toland@callutheran.edu]] California Lutheran University 60 Olsen Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91350 805- 493-3015.

Deadline: November 20, 2010. Initial interviews will take place at MLA in Los Angeles.

Acknowledgment received: 11/16 by e-mail

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/22 (by email); 12/23 (email); 1/15 (by email)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/18 (by email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

CalPoly-San Luis ObispoEdit

LINK

Assistant Professor in Technical Communication, English Department, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to begin September 12, 2011. Ability in a secondary field is strongly desirable; areas of interest might include literature, composition and rhetoric, or new media studies. For job details, qualifications and instructions (online faculty application required) please visit https://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and apply to Requisition #102135.

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 2; Nov. 17

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email, Dec. 17

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: week of December 5

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

After phone interview, committee said they'd notify people about who they wanted to interview in person at MLA by December 17.

Cal State San MarcosEdit

From MLA JIL: (1/7):

Tenure Track Adv Asst/Assoc Professor - Writing Program/Rhetoric & Composition [14274] Direct CSUSM’s first-year writing program and teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Rhetoric and Composition and Writing Theory/Pedagogy, beginning fall 2011. Ph.D. or dissertation in Rhet/Comp or Writing strongly preferred; should have significant, long-term experience as writing program administrator and publications in field. Will participate actively in campus governance, advocate for the writing program at the college and university levels, and teach in general education program. The Department has a strong Cultural Studies emphasis and interest in digital rhetoric. CSUSM (in San Diego County) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer with a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, seeking a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation/identity, gender, age, and disability/veteran status. Letter of application, vita with references, narrative of writing program philosophy and successes, writing sample by 2-15-11 for best consideration; open until filled. Position pending budgetary approval. Apply at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities (website available after 1/16/11)

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: first week of April

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Campbell University Edit

English/Assistant Professor. The Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Campbell University is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position for a Composition/Writing specialist starting August 2011. Earned doctorate in English, with emphasis on Rhetoric and Composition; a secondary emphasis in or experience teaching 19th- and 20th-century American Literature a plus. ABDs close to completion will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include first-year composition courses, core curricular literature surveys, and upper-level courses in the major. Other responsibilities include academic advising, scholarly activity, and university and community service. Interest and motivation in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to the University's mission are essential. Application packets should include cover letter relating education, experience, and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation. Please send all materials to Dr. Gina Peterman, Search Committee, English Department, Campbell University, P.O. Box 507, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE

LINK

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

'Offer accepted:'

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Carnegie MellonEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Rhetoric Program in the Department of English at Carnegie Mellon seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (entry level or advanced) position with expertise in the history of rhetoric and the rhetorical tradition, and/or rhetorical theory and argument. The teaching load is 2/2. The ideal candidate would combine this background with the ability to contribute undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of digital media, including document design and web development, or in rhetorical grammar or style. We particularly welcome applicants with active research agendas in the general areas of the public sphere, global studies and intercultural discourse, environmental rhetoric, workplace studies, or political rhetoric and communication. Please send a cover letter , CV, and letters of reference (but not a writing sample at this stage) to David Kaufer, Search Chair, c/o Vickie Makel, ATTN: Rhetoric position, Department of English, 259 Baker Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15213."

Deadline: Applications postmarked on or before November 1 will be ensured full consideration.

Acknowledgment received: 10/7 via email

Request for Additional Materials: 10/26 via email (advance to second round: request for writing sample and teaching materials) x6 (10-16)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 11/24 via email
Phone interview scheduled for non-MLA applicants during MLA: x1 (Chair indicated several others as well)

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (1/10/11)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes (see below)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Someone from my program got this job, but I don't know any details. (2/14/11)

Carroll University (WI)Edit

Carroll University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of English. The successful candidate will administer and teach in the university's first year writing seminar, teach courses in and contribute to the development of the newly designed major in Professional Writing, assume leadership in writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines initiatives, as well as advise students as required. The 2/2 teaching load (nine-month contract) may include upper-level courses in the faculty member's area of specialization. Salary commensurate with qualifications and previous experience.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or a related field. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, a dedication to the value of a liberal arts education, and an active scholarly agenda. Publication expected.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In an e-mail to facapp@carrollu.edu with the subject line "Assistant Professor of English/Writing," please attach in Word or pdf format a letter of application summarizing your qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three professional letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness and samples of course syllabi. Final candidates will be invited to submit a portfolio of professional work which may include publications or other relevant materials.

LINK

Acknowledgment received: 1/23, 3/11

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 4/18

Offer made:

'Offer accepted:'

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Why is there a *new* ad on the ADE Joblist (and on Carroll U's website) that's just like the one above?

Q: Has anyone heard ANYTHING about this job? Frankly, I'm wondering if they'll fill it at all or even go through a full search. According to Carroll's calendar, their school year is almost up. Makes me wonder what a campus visit would even entail.

A: I have not heard anything, but it's probably pretty safe to assume that they are in fact interviewing right now. It's just that those interviewing are not posting on the wiki. I can't imagine they're still deliberating on first round interviews in mid-April.

Case Western Reserve (Basic Writing Coordinator & ESL Writing Insruction)Edit

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University seeks candidates for two or more full-time, non-tenure-track positions teaching in our writing programs (http://www.case.edu/writing/)..

Basic Writing Coordinator: A full-time Lecturer to coordinate and teach basic writing courses in the university's seminar-based general education program (SAGES). PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field required. Specialization in basic writing, applied linguistics, and/or writing across the curriculum preferred, along with a strong record of training and experience in teaching college-level developmental writing courses. Duties will include teaching the equivalent of four courses per year, overseeing curricular development and placement processes for basic writers, and providing appropriate faculty support for the SAGES program.

ESL Writing Instruction: One or more Lecturer positions in ESL writing instruction. Ph.D. in TESOL or related field required, along with a strong record of training and experience in teaching university-level writing courses for non-native speakers of English is desirable. Primary responsibilities will be to teach First Seminars in our SAGES program designed for ESL writers and to collaborate with faculty in the seminars in our SAGES program. Teaching load is the equivalent of six courses per year. Initial appointment is for one academic year beginning August 2011, and may be renewed for up to two additional one-year periods.

LINK

Deadline: Electronic applications consisting of a letter of application and a curriculum vitae should be sent to englectsearch@case.edu by 15 November 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/2 (X1)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Central College (IA) - Director of Writing CenterEdit

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Administrative/faculty position beginning August 2011.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and oversee a Writing Center at a liberal arts college with a new, interdisciplinary writing component in its curriculum and a 30-year commitment to Writing Across the Curriculum; 2) coordinate programming with academic support services; 3) take a leadership role in designing a program for first-year writing, including underprepared writers; 4) train and supervise writing tutors; 5) work collaboratively with the Writing Council, the First-Year Seminar and Capstone Councils to design writing pedagogy workshops for faculty in all disciplines; 6) teach two to three courses per year from among the following: Fundamentals of Composition; Intersections, Central's First-Year Seminar; Teaching Writing; Professional Writing, or other advanced writing courses. We encourage applications from candidates with an interdisciplinary background and experience in ESL.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH: The department has seven full-time and one half-time faculty whose mission is to foster in its students critical and creative habits of mind through the study of language, literature, and writing. The English Department prepares its majors with a curriculum that embraces literature from a range of periods and cultures, creative and professional writing, teaching, linguistics, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

CENTRAL COLLEGE is a residential liberal arts college guided by an ecumenical Christian tradition, serving over 1600 students. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. The college maintains a long-standing commitment to international education with nationally recognized residential programs in eight locations: Paris; London; Vienna; Granada, Spain; Leiden, The Netherlands; Bangor, Wales; Merida, Mexico; and Hangzhou, China. More information is available at the Central College Abroad web site.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should send 1) a letter of application that addresses teaching achievements, research interests, interest in program and curriculum development, faculty development, and ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) three letters of reference to: Dr. Robert Franks, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University Street, Pella, Iowa 50219.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 31st.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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City University of New York-New York City College of TechnologyEdit

The English Department at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), a comprehensive college of the City University of New York, invites applications for two tenure-track positions. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong record of teaching, publication, and conference presentations and papers. In addition to teaching and scholarly work leading to publications and presentations, responsibilities include advisement, curriculum development, and departmental, college-wide, and university-wide administrative and/or committee assignments.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 16

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 4/8

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Is there a link to this posting?

A: ad posted in MLA JIL 3/18/11 with the following instructions:

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume as one document.

If you are viewing this job posting externally, please apply as follows: - Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment" - Click "Search job listings" - Click on "More search options" - Search by Job Opening ID number - Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions. Please note that you must upload a cover letter and resume as ONE document in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

This position is an anticipated vacancy. The job number is 4030.

Just got offered an on campus interview, but the school refused to pay for my flight to NYC--and I live a 12 hour drive from NY! wow.

Claremont McKenna CollegeEdit

Posted: 05/31/2011 Application Due: review begins June 10, open until filled

The Writing Center at Claremont McKenna College invites applications from doctoral candidates in Southern California for a pilot program in Academic Mentoring, to begin in Fall, 2011.

The Center will be hiring a team of Academic Mentors to work closely with CMC’s first-year students during AY 2011-2012. Each Academic Mentor will be responsible for advising an assigned group of mentees on developing the skills of academic writing, class presentations, and library-based research. We are particularly interested in candidates who plan to teach undergraduates and who have some teaching experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and two confidential letters of recommendation for consideration.

We will begin reviewing files on June 10 and will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Audrey Bilger, Faculty Director of the Writing Center (abilger@cmc.edu).

Link

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Generalist 2011

Clayton State University (GA)Edit

Tenure-track assistant professor position in English specializing in rhetoric/composition to teach first-year writing and possibly major courses in writing.

LINK

Deadline: Review for the position will begin January 7, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: e-mail 11/30; email 1/31

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone 2/9

Campus interview scheduled: 1st wk. March

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Colby College (Waterville, Maine)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "Tenure-track Assistant Professor position/Writer's Center Directorship for a composition specialist with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition or its equivalent. Responsibilities include administering the Writer's Center; teaching introductory and advanced writing courses; and taking a leadership role in campus initiatives to improve communication skills. Experience with ESL necessary; experience with Service Learning desirable. Ph.D. needs to be in hand by August 2011.

Deadline: Until Filled -- Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviewing will take place at MLA in January.

Acknowledgment received: email notification on 11/12

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: search cancelation notification letter on 3/15 (See note below.)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: preliminary interviews scheduled

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: They have decided to "go a different direction" with their hire and are not making an offer to anyone this year, but will be looking again next year.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

NOTE: Colby has one of the most effective AA survey systems I've seen: a link plus a set username and password leads to a short survey constructed to acknowledge the variety of ways applicants might wish to identify racially. Well done.

Search canceled, per letter dated 3/15: "The English Department, in consultation with Colby's administration, has decided to change the nature of this position. We are therefore closing this year's search without making hire. We plan to conduct another search next academic year, at which time we will welcome applications."

Colgate University - Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in Public AddressEdit

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric at Colgate University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in Public Address and a related field in Rhetoric, to begin Fall, 2011. We seek a colleague with teaching experience who has completed a PhD in Rhetoric or Communication Studies by the time of the appointment but no earlier than 2007, and who does not currently hold a tenure stream position. We are especially interested in candidates who plan a career in undergraduate teaching and research, and whose scholarly program is focused on public address with the goal of combining practical pedagogies with rhetorical theory and criticism. This is a one-year fellowship; the Fellow's time will be divided between teaching three courses in public speaking/public address and conducting a personal research program in his or her scholarly specialization. The Fellow will be invited to contribute fully to the life of the department. Compensation for 2011-12 is $42,000 plus benefits. Financial support for research and travel will be available, and mentoring will be offered by a senior member of the department. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research objectives, and three confidential letters of recommendation at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/689. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Kermit E. Campbell (kcampbell@colgate.edu). Colgate University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational mission.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

College of Coastal GeorgiaEdit

"The College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA) is currently seeking applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of English position offered by the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in English, Rhetoric, and Composition or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university by June 2011. Expectations include a commitment to teaching excellence in writing-intensive courses of the core curriculum, as well as to a leadership role in the development of a Writing Center. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the development and/or administration of a writing center."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: by mail 11/8; 11/12

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled for 12/13; 12/10

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any word since the phone interview?

No, nothing so far.

3/4/2011 letter arrived stating, "...an administrative decision has been made to cancel the search..."

College of Saint RoseEdit

FROM MLA JIL (10/1):

The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, seeks a qualified candidate for a fulltime, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the English Department, starting in August 2011. Candidate must have an earned doctorate in English with specialization in Composition and New Media Studies conferred by the position commencement date and the ability to teach an undergraduate course in linguistics. The candidate should be able to teach linguistics at a level commensurate with standard 3.1, target level, set by NCATE/NCTE for initial preparation to teach secondary school English. This position will also involve courses in composition and new media on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work with and instruct a diverse group of people. The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law. Candidate should apply online at http://www.strose.edu/officesandresources/employment_opportunities/employmentopportunities.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010; deadline for applications: November 8, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/18 received e-mail with request for additional materials and MLA interview (which will be scheduled upon the receipt of said materials) x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled for 1/6/11 x2, 1/7/11

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled by email for mid February x2 (campus interview 2.14)

Offer made: 2/23

Offer accepted: 2/28

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: On what date was the above poster contacted about the campus interview?

A: Jan 22

Colorado State University-PuebloEdit

Assistant Professor of English. Specialist in rhetoric and composition with a secondary focus in Cultural Studies. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cultural studies, composition, and rhetoric and composition theory; advising students in the English major and minor; advising M.A. program students writing theses or working on research projects in areas of specialization; participating in department, college, and university service activities and governance; and maintaining an active program of writing and research. Contract teaching load is 12 hours per semester. Applicants for this position should expect to teach at least two sections of composition every semester. Nine-month appointment with possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation. . . Preferred secondary research interests might include: constructions of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, or class in relation to literary or rhetorical studies.

LINK

Deadline: Open until filled (posted at HigherEdJobs 10/04/10)

Acknowledgment received: 10/27

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/21/10

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Columbia College (SC)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor of English (Digital Media) The Division of Languages and Literatures invites applications for an assistant professor or full-time lecturer. PhD required for tenure-track appointment; master’s degree with extensive professional experience considered. This teaching position requires expertise in journalism, particularly digital media. The division offers a focus in writing for print and digital media with flexible groupings of courses for students interested in writing, editing, publishing, and production careers in print media, public relations, digital video, and Web publishing. Teaching responsibilities may include foundational and advanced skills courses in digital video, convergence journalism or reporting, public relations, Web design, and substantive text editing, as well as first-year composition courses. Other duties include advising majors and assisting with internship supervision and networking. Enhanced skills in designing, analyzing, and using new media for written and visual communication preferred."

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/27 via mail

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Columbia University (NY)Edit

LINK

The Undergraduate Writing Program (UWP) of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Director of First-Year Writing beginning July 1, 2011. The appointment will be in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where the UWP is housed, at the faculty rank of Lecturer in Discipline. The position is a full-time nine-month appointment with multi-year renewals contingent on successful reviews (i.e. Non-Tenure Track). This position carries administrative responsibilities during the summer months for which additional compensation is provided. The Associate Director of First-Year Writing assists the Director of the UWP to plan and pilot undergraduate course offerings for the UWP.. . . Experience in first-year writing program administration, developing first-year courses and teacher training programs is required. Applicants should provide evidence of scholarship and outline a research agenda. Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric/Composition, or a related field, preferred.https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53715 Applications should also include a c.v., a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, a syllabus from a recent composition course you have taught, your strongest student essay from that course, and three letters of recommendation.

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: by email 12/7 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: end of Feb. (heard through grapevine)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Did anyone who interviewed at MLA get a timeline for a decision for this position--any sense of what happens next and when it might happen? I know through a friend that campus visits were scheduled a few days after MLA.

Q: Anyone receive any news?

Columbus State University (GA)Edit

The Department of English seeks applications for a ten-month tenure-track appointment as Director of First-Year Composition at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Administrative duties include directing and assessing the composition program; mentoring, training, and evaluating part-time faculty; and organizing faculty development opportunities for composition instructors. Teaching duties include a 2-2 load of beginning and upper-level courses in composition and composition theory. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience in writing program administration and exhibit an exemplary teaching record.

LINK

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: scheduled by email (1/21)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer accepted: 4/1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Concordia University ChicagoEdit

LINK

"tenure track position in English as an assistant or associate professor, beginning July 1, 2011. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in the area of composition and rhetoric."

Deadline: The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates on October 2010 with the goal of having a qualified candidate in place by July 1, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: request to complete a faculty application ("The Search Committee has reviewed applications and is interested in your file") 1-28-11 (x2)

Rejection Letter: Received by email 2/10

Phone interview scheduled: for 2/15

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled 2/28

Offer made: Pending board approval on 4/26

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

QUERY: Any word on this one? Anyone?
A: See above

FWIW, this position just popped up again on HigherEdJobs.com (2/16/11)

I contacted human resources about the recent posting on HigherEdJobs.com and was told the ad was posted in error and that they had already identified candidates for the Comp/Rhet position.

Cornell University (Knight Institute for Writing, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer)Edit

"Renewable Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position to take part in an established, WID program. This position will begin July 1, 2011. We are particularly interested in candidates with training in second-language acquisition, a background in composition pedagogy, and experience teaching writing in the disciplines to students from a wide variety of language backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching small introductory writing seminars (no more than 12 students) for international students and consulting with faculty on teaching academic writing in the disciplines to students for whom English is a second language as well as to students who are later bilinguals. This position may also involve collaborating on program development (such as tutoring programs) within the Knight Institute and participating in training courses for graduate instructors and TAs. The teaching load is equivalent to 3 small seminars per term; actual responsibilities will be a mix of teaching, consulting, and administration."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. We do plan to interview at MLA.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: A friend got a request for additional materials (11/4). Received 11/9.

Rejection Letter: By mail, x3 (12/13)

  • "Yours" indeed! Perhaps someone from the "robust pool of applicants" could teach them how to a) write formal business letters, and b) inform someone of a simple fact in fewer than four paragraphs. Sigh.
  • For real. I'm also very tired of the whole, "we made a long/short list... and you were not on that list" rhetoric. How about, "Your application to X was not successful. Thank you for your interest in our program."

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about a campus visit? I was told at my MLA interview that I would be informed of this by now (1/25)

Curry College (MA)Edit

Full-time faculty position beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. in English with strong interest in writing pedagogy and background in writing across the curriculum. Experience teaching wide range of learners through an individualized student-centered approach is essential. Teaching load is 4/4 with additional expectations for partnerships across disciplines and involvement in First Year curriculum development. Willingness to serve on committees across the college is required.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/05)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/27 - MLA interview scheduled by phone (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: via phone 1/19

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

DePaul University (IL)Edit

"The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse invites applications for a tenure-track position in professional and technical writing at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in September 2011. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and pedagogical interests in new media. The ideal candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in professional and technical writing, and contribute to an innovative graduate program in New Media Studies and undergraduate major in Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse. To support a growing department and reflect the current state of the discipline, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. Applicants must have the PhD in rhetoric and composition, technical and professional communication, or an appropriately related field in hand by July 1, 2011, demonstrated expertise in teaching, and an active scholarly agenda."

LINK

Deadline: November 8, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/22

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: MLA Interview Scheduled 12/10 x 2: 1/7/11

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled for last two weeks of Jan.

Update (2/20): New round of finalistis being invited to campus.

IS THIS FOR A SPOUSAL HIRE OR DID THE INTERVIEWS AT THE END OF JAN. NOT LEAD TO AN OFFER? HAVE PEOPLE FOR THE NEW ROUND ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED? Yes. New visits conducted on 2/21 & 2/25. No idea why there's a second round.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Note: see "Universities to fear," especially if you are a woman candidate. <- Or person of color. Univ. to Fear entry updated. UPDATED AGAIN 1/7/11

Drew UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

Drew University, a selective liberal arts college 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for one or more Post-Doctoral Fellowships to join two Fellows hired in 2010. These Fellowships are designed to provide teaching and administrative experience for candidates with a recent PhD in composition/rhetoric and a desire to build a career at a small to mid-size undergraduate or liberal arts college. Fellows teach a 2-2 equivalent, including College Writing (class size 12-14) and Writing Center hours; and select an administrative area to help plan and administer (College Writing sequence, writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, Writing Center, or assessment). PhD by September 2011, strong teaching record, and evidence of scholarly potential required.

Deadline: Cover letter and CV to Sandra Jamieson, English Department, Drew University, Madison NJ 07940 by December 1.

Acknowledgment received: via email 11/22

Request for Additional Materials: by email (writing sample etc.) on 12/20 (x3)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: by email

Campus interview scheduled: by email

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

East Carolina University (Tech/Professional Comm)Edit

LINK Job Description: The Department of English is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, specializing in technical and professional communication, to begin August 15, 2011. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary scholarship and a well-defined research agenda in professional communication

Deadline: Screening begins November 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Phone interview scheduled: Skype interview, week of Dec. 12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Applications are being reviewed (11/22)

Email 11/16 says, "Due to a recent reorganization within the Writing Program, the decision has been made to suspend the search for a director. Therefore, this email is to advise that this search has been closed and the position will not be filled at this time."

  • There seems to be some contradictory information here: can someone out there clarify? Is this search cancelled or not?
  • There were actually two positions, a Writing Program Director and a Tech/Professional Comm Professor. The program director (which it appears we never actually had a listing for on here) was cancelled; this one is still open.
  • Thank you for the clarification! (11/23)
  • Confirmed: This particular search in TPC is NOT cancelled. The writing program director position was cancelled. (11/24)

Q: Has campus interview been scheduled?

  • Most universities in NC have started a hire freeze because of huge budget cuts. This position may have been cancelled like many others in NC system.

Received e-mail message that this search (Tech/Prof Comm) has been cancelled (3/10) because of anticipated budget cuts.

East Carolina University (new position, posted 6/2/11) Edit

Job Description: The Department of English (http://www.ecu.edu/english) at East Carolina University seeks an Associate or advanced Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric beginning August 15, 2011.

Because our current Director of Composition will be transitioning into a new position in support of a university-wide writing initiative, we are particularly interested in candidates who are familiar with the scholarship and practice of writing program administration, and who can assist with duties such as training composition tutors and graduate teaching assistants; reviewing and revising composition curricula; and planning professional development events for composition instructors. In addition, the position will provide the opportunity to teach courses in composition and rhetoric at the advanced undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

PhD required. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary scholarship, a well-defined research agenda in composition and rhetoric, and a clear interest in writing program administration. Appropriate service to the university, community, and profession is expected.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD from an appropriately accredited institution required.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Screening begins July 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates for this position must complete a candidate profile and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statements of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and writing sample online. In addition, three current reference letters should be sent to:

Jeffrey Johnson, Chair, Box T1, Department of English, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Alternatively, letters can be submitted by author via email to english@ecu.edu. Hard copies will be required upon employment.

HigherEdJobs.com

Date Initial Screening Begins: 07/01/2011

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

East Stroudsburg University (Professional / Tech Writing)Edit

LINK

Job Description: "Teaching a range of writing classes including upper division professional writing offerings. Experience in teaching writing for the web, technical and workplace writing, and composition/advanced composition. Teaching may include other English courses, distance learning, and/or off campus teaching. The person hired will play a central role in helping the department to develop a new M.A. degree proposal in professional and new media writing. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand at the time of appointment. Candidates currently enrolled in a doctoral program are encouraged to apply, but they should make clear their progress toward completion. Ability to teach the practices and theories of professional and new media writing (e.g., applied writing classes such as technical and business writing and/or classes such as visual rhetoric, usability testing, media ethics, theories of and issues in digital writing). Potential for scholarly growth."

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 7, 2011

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Request for Skype, February 28th x3

*Received phone call this afternoon (3/11): Interviews canceled because of state budgets. Hiring freeze.


NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: I thought that they had hired someone for this position (or something very similar) last year. Does anyone know if this is a new position?

A: Hired candidate did not complete PhD, so contract dissolved.

Eastern Kentucky UniversityEdit

Chronicle (1/3/11)

Department of English and Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition available August 15, 2011. The successful applicant will teach a total of four graduate and undergraduate courses per semester in technical and professional writing, composition, and rhetorical theory; participate in and coordinate on-line instruction; and work with adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants. Applicants must hold a doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. Successful applicants must also have two years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level and a record of scholarly and professional development. Salary will be consistent with an entry-level faculty position. Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.eku.edu (search requisition # 0608764).

Deadline: Review of applications will begin Feb. 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 4/7

Offer made: 4/11

Offer accepted: 4/12

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Eastern Oregon UniversityEdit

Eastern Oregon University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Writing Center Director. The successful candidate will teach a 200-level Methods of Tutoring course, which trains peer tutors, and a developmental composition course. The director hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates peer tutors as facilitators of one-to-one writing instruction in an on-campus setting, and supervises the online writing lab. In addition, the Writing Center Director promotes the services of the Center and works with faculty across the curriculum though consultations and workshops. . . . A Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric or Writing Center Studies is required. A minimum of one year of experience working in a writing center (tutorial and administrative); two years experience teaching developmental and transfer-level composition courses experience; ability to interact effectively with faculty and students from developmental, academic, and professional/technical areas. Two or more years writing center and/or WAC/ WID experience preferred.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 10/20/10); apply by 11/22 "for best consideration"

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 12/23

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13 for last week of January

Offer made: 2/9

Offer accepted: 2/9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Emory UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (12/10):

Full or Associate Professor: Director of College Writing [14152] Director of College Writing

The Department of English seeks a Director of College Writing. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. Responsibilities include developing a robust first-year writing curriculum, teaching graduate courses in composition pedagogy, and playing a cross-departmental leadership role in all matters pertaining to undergraduate writing. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a distinguished research profile, together with a record of excellence in the teaching of writing.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, c.v., and names and addresses of four referees to:

Prof. Richard Rambuss Chair Department of English N-302 Callaway Center Emory University Atlanta, GA 30322

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Francis Marion University (SC) - 2 PositionsEdit

1) Assistant Professor of English. Tenure Track Position. Francis Marion University seeks one generalist who will also serve as the assistant director of the University Writing Center.

Requirements. PhD; experience working in a writing center; experience teaching first-year writing and sophomore literature.

Link (position number 11-06)

Deadline: Positions begin in August 2011. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/12

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

2) Assistant Professor of English. Tenure Track Position.

Francis Marion University seeks a writing specialist with interest in writing for teachers, creative non-fiction, and business writing. Ph.D. and experience teaching first-year writing required.

Link (position number 11-05)

Deadline: Positions begin in August 2011. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/18 by mail

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview 12/10

Campus interview scheduled: Week of 1/10

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 1/24

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Frostburg State University (Maryland)Edit

Link (Chronicle)
Website
http://www.frostburg.edu

Frostburg State University, Department of English, seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of English, available fall 2011. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes USM benefits package. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach four classes per semester in professional writing (business writing, technical writing, scientific writing, journalism and others) which will include online components. Service to the department and the University is expected in addition to active search. QUALIFICATIONS: ABD in English or related field (for appointment at the rank of Instructor) and experience teaching professional writing at the University level. Ph.D. preferred and required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. To apply, email a letter of interest; curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by January 15, 2011, to: humanresources@frostburg.edu. Include "Instructor/Assistant Professor of English (Position #11-010395)" in the subject line.

Deadline: January 15, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone requested, not yet scheduled

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled for beginning of March

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Squee.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

---has anyone heard anthing about this position? It was adverstised early on higheredjobs.com, had a "priority" listing for weeks, and now -- nothing ??? (2/7)

Yep! See above.

George Mason UniversityEdit

Director, George Mason University Writing Center (writingcenter.gmu.edu) Duties for this 12-month faculty position include providing leadership and vision for a large and successful writing center, overseeing its daily operations across three locations, supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate writing tutors, marketing the center’s services across the university, engaging in ongoing assessment of the center's work, and teaching two courses a year. Applicants should have a commitment to providing effective writing support to students across the disciplines, and expertise/experience in supporting second language writers. Cover letter should speak to experience/philosophy related to all of the above. MA in Rhetoric/Composition or related field and substantive experience in writing center administration and the teaching of writing required; an ABD/PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or related field desired. Review of applications will begin November 8. Interviews at MLA, January 6th-9th 2011. **Apply and attach a cover letter, CV, and list of three references at http://jobs.gmu.edu. Look for position number F7699Z.

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: email 12/7, email 1/27

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/6 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Georgia Gwinett CollegeEdit

English, Rhetoric/Composition: Asst, Assc or Full Prof

LINK

Deadline: Open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: X 3

Campus interview scheduled: X2

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Note: "In accordance with Board of Regents Policy governing GGC faculty, successful applicants will be eligible to receive 5 or 3 year renewable appointments. Traditional one year appointments may also be approved."
  • Query: What is the annual teaching load?
  • Query: Does a 5 or 3 year contract include (or require) summer teaching?

Georgia Southern UEdit

From MLA JIL

Writing & Linguistics, PO Box 8026, Statesboro, GA 30460 http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling

Lecturer [12979]

Lecturers will teach courses in the department’s Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Linguistics program, with a primary assignment in first‑year writing, participate in departmental service, and engage in professional development activities. This position requires teaching responsibility and at least a Master’s degree suited to the Department of Writing and Linguistics. The position is a 9‑month non‑tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Non‑tenure track lecturer positions are renewable on an annual basis.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree suited to the Department of Writing and Linguistics by August 1, 2011; experience teaching first‑year writing; experience teaching with technology, evidence of excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD or MFA) suited to the Department of Writing and Linguistics by August 1, 2011; graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition; three years of college teaching experience; experience working with diverse student populations; experience developing or teaching online writing courses; evidence of scholarly potential. Screening of applications begins October 1, 2010, and continues until the positions are filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Dr. Michael Pemberton, Search Chair, Search #59255; Department of Writing and Linguistics; Georgia Southern University; P. O. Box 8026; Statesboro GA 30460‑8026. Electronic mail: michaelp@georgiasouthern.edu. The full job description can be accessed at: http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/pdf/59255.pdf

Deadline: Screening of applications begins October 1, 2010, and continues until the positions are filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 5/6

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone int. week of 11/8

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit scheduled week of 11/29; for the week of Jan 24, for week of March 28

Offer made: 12/13

Offer accepted: x 1

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Anyone know what the salary range is for these positions?
  • Should this be struck? There were five positions.

Georgia State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL: English, PO Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302 http://www.english.gsu.edu/index.php

Open rank [13244]

Pending budgetary approval, The Department of English at Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, invites applicants for a tenure‑track position, specializing in the digital humanities as part of a cluster hire in new and emerging media to begin August 2011. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Ph.D. in English or a closely allied discipline required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be an innovative scholar and teacher who produces and theorizes research in digital new media, a scholar‑practitioner working at the intersection of media, culture and technology. Areas of specialization may include the creation of digital applications, tools, or devices which lead to the development of new literacies; the design of digital pedagogies to engage students in the active process of knowledge creation, collaborative knowledge construction and project‑based learning; the design of multidisciplinary programs that investigate the ethics and cultural dynamics of digital expression; the creation of new media scholarship including new forms of scholarly publication, distribution, and outreach.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA Interview scheduled 1/7

Campus interview scheduled: 1, late Feb

Offer made: Yes Offer accepted: Yes NOTES AND QUERIES:

Georgia TechEdit

From MLA JIL (11/19):

COMMUNICATION CENTER DIRECTOR and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks applicants with a PhD in Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or a related field — with specialization, research, and experience in writing and communication — to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor level to serve as Director of an Institute-wide writing and communication center. Preference will be given to applicants with strong expertise in at least one of the following areas: digital humanities, digital media, communication in the disciplines, business and technical communication, or multimodal communication. Attention to cross-disciplinary studies and discourses in science and technology, health, ethics, and/or globalization are a plus.

The candidate will coordinate Georgia Tech’s new institute-wide writing and multimodal communication center, have an established program of research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses appropriate to that research. We seek someone whose vision includes but extends beyond current best practices of writing and communication centers, can work as part of a team that sees communication as part of global and digital cultures, believes that communication is an intrinsic part of all disciplines, and is interested in developing new tools and methods in educational computing. The center will help students with a broad range of interactive, multimodal, and collaborative forms of written, oral, and visual communication. This position requires a compelling rhetorical vision for communication education, the energy and interpersonal skills to realize that vision, and demonstrated collaborative experience in planning and/or operating an innovative communication center. The candidate will lead a team to define the work of this center, direct its operation, and train and supervise peer and professional tutors.

The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture supports several undergraduate and graduate degrees, offers four minors, including one in technical communication, offers a program in film and media studies, and provides a core of humanities studies for the Institute. Candidates should be prepared to engage faculty and supervise students across the School’s various programs.

In addition to a letter of application, submit a current cv, sample syllabi, teaching statement, research statement, and the names of three references. Email materials to hiring@lcc.gatech.edu; or address correspondence to Jocelyn Thomas, Assistant to the Chair, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0165.

Deadline: We shall begin reviewing completed applications on December 1.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Jan 7

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I have a Skype interview (1/26) for another position w/LCC, in case you were wondering how/when they're likely to interview you.)

Yikes, is the above interview (1/26) for the cultural studies of science job?!?!? I was hoping they were still discussing that one...

Yeah, it is. I had a Skype interview on the 26th, as well. The job is being tracked over at Communication and Media Studies 2010-2011

Georgian Court University (NJ)Edit

Chronicle (posted 2/22)

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition serves the general education program and the department of English beginning Fall Semester 2011. Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in creative writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: · Teach current writing courses. · Develop and teach new creative writing courses. · Advise English majors. Participate in university-wide committees. · Participate in English and writing program assessment. · Engage in research; preferably primary research field in composition studies. · Assist in or mentor department-sponsored student publications and/or organizations as needed. · Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.

QUALIFICATIONS: · Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition; ABD's close to completion will be considered. · Preference will be given to those who have additionally earned an MFA degree in creative writing · Evidence of teaching excellence in college-level composition and creative writing required. Commitment to research. (Final candidates will be asked to provide evidence of scholarly/creative work.). · Experience teaching in diverse delivery methods (online, accelerated, new-media). · Commitment to undergraduate education and student life. · Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Georgian Court University Employment Account by clicking on the URL link to the posting on our web site. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration: · Cover letter · Resume · Unofficial Transcript · Recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until position is filled. Candidates who will enrich our climate of diversity are encouraged to apply, especially women and minorities. Please visit our Web site at http://www.georgian.edu

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011

Search canceled (email, 4/1/11)

Hamline University (MN)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

The English Department at Hamline University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2011.

We seek candidates with scholarly promise and successful teaching experience grounded in one of the general or related fields of professional writing, composition, rhetoric, or disciplinary writing as well as specialization in the scholarship of critical media or the intersections of textual production, reception, and technologies.

Along with courses in expository and professional writing and critical media, candidates must be able to teach the sequence of courses offered by the department, including first-year writing, surveys, gateway courses in literary study and literary and cultural theory, and the senior seminar. Candidates should be able to contribute to collaborative department initiatives and ongoing projects, including assessment. We particularly invite candidates, who, in the tradition of the department, are interested in interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multicultural program delivery and development. Experience or interest in writing program or writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives is welcomed.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of employment, a commitment to the idea of a broad liberal arts and interdisciplinary education, and excellent teaching skills. Candidates should also be willing to engage in collaborative research with students, to supervise internships or experiential learning, and to integrate technology into their courses. Teaching load is six courses per year. All undergraduate faculty members at Hamline University advise students, participate in general education programs, serve on college and university committees, and undertake service assignments. Candidates are encouraged to visit Hamline’s website at www.hamline.edu before applying for this position.

Deadline: Send letter of application, C.V., and teaching philosophy by November 15, 2010 to David Hudson, Chair, English Department, MB 156, Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/23 by email (letters and writing sample) (x4)

Rejection Letter: 12/3 (email) (x2); 1/11

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview 1/7 or 1/8 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: Heard that one had been scheduled secondhand

Offer made: yes.

Offer accepted: yes.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Hampden-Sydney College (VAP in Rhetoric)Edit

LINK

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective four-year liberal arts college for men enrolling around 1050 students located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond. Since 1775, Hampden-Sydney has sustained its mission "to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric, beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach seven writing courses per year, with maximum enrollments of fourteen students per section. Qualifications include college teaching experience and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates. Hampden-Sydney's Rhetoric Program praised and supported by its administration, faculty, and alumni as a central part of the curriculum was established in 1978 with the mandate that students be able to "write clearly, cogently, and grammatically." A minor in Rhetoric offers students extensive study in both writing and speaking. To apply for the position, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Professor Lizabeth Rand, Director of the Rhetoric Program, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943; telephone: 434-223-6238; fax: 434-223-6045; e-mail: lrand@hsc.edu: Web site:http://www.hsc.edu/Academics/Minors-and-Programs/Rhetoric.html. Review of applications will begin February 28 and will continue until the position is filled.

Campus interview scheduled: 3/24

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 4/21

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Harvard University (Preceptor in Expository Writing)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/8):

The Harvard College Writing Program at Harvard University hires several preceptors each year from a variety of disciplines. Each preceptor develops a writing course on an academic topic, and teaches two sections per semester of fifteen students per section. Salary and benefits are competitive. Contracts are multi-year, renewable for up to 8 years. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D.s in academic disciplines that are taught at Harvard College; who have college teaching experience; and who demonstrate a lively interest in issues of writing pedagogy. Due to particular program needs this year, the hiring committee will not be considering applications from those whose highest degree is an MFA. For information on the application process and requirements, please click on the Writing Program's dedicated Interfolio webpage: http://interfolio.com/hcwppp.cfm Information about screening interviews will be posted on the Writing Program's website in mid-December. You can learn more about the program at www.writingprogram.fas.harvard.edu

Deadline: Applications are due November 5, 2010. Only applications submitted online to Interfolio will be accepted: http://interfolio.com/hcwppp.cfm

Acknowledgment received: 11/8 (+ filled out requested online form); 11/16 (x4)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/17 request for more materials via email (x19)

Rejection Letter: 12/6 rec'd in mail

  • Did the rejection letters go to those who had sent in additional materials, or those who were not contacted?

Rejection (after additional materials request): 1/31 by mail (x2)

Interview request received by email: (12/21; ditto 12/22)

  • Congrats on interview! May I ask what type (i.e. MLA, local, skype, phone) & approx. when they're scheduling?
  • A: local interview - scheduled for sometime the week of Jan. 10 or 18, asked to give dates of availability. Thanks for being so forthcoming. Good luck! A2: interview format not yet set.
  • Just recieved word that they will not be interviewing at MLA. (1/4)
    • Anyone know if these requests go out as one large group of emails, or are they spaced over a couple of days?
  • Looking at last year's wiki, though rej. letters over several mos. only 1 interview ever mentioned! Wondering whether these days perhaps they do fewer than 25 interviews, esp. when not attending MLA, otherwise seems a few more would have been noted? Actually there are lots of interviews mentioned on the Humanities and Social Science Postdocs 2009-2010 wiki.
  • Heard from reputable source that they are behind with reviewing applications--I am assuming that this means that lack of contact does not necessarily mean rejection. (1/10/11)
  • Thanks for this encouraging update.
  • Was informed at interview that they will be interviewing over the next 3 weeks and that we will hear back in early February. (1/13/11)
  • Thanks for the info.
  • Unless we see a few more interview invites soon I think we'll have to face the fact they're not doing anywhere near 25 interviews at least for this hiring cycle.
  • Received letter in the post dated 1/28 (x3) saying: we interviewed a small number of candidates already, but we don't know our needs for next year so our application process is extending into the spring and we are keeping your application active. We hope you are still interested and that you will let us know if you are no longer available. when was this? A: not original poster, but i received this same letter yesterday via USPS. thanks; no word yet, but I'm on the west coast (possible delay with snail mail?) and I haven't checked my dept. mailbox in a few days.
  • Same here -- 'we are keeping your application active.' Do you think they sent this to everyone not being currently interviewed, just in case they need us? A: doesn't look like it - a couple people who had sent in second round materials seem to have gotten rejection letters, posted above
  • 2/14: Any interviewees heard anything yet?
  • Not me. I'm assuming they made some offers and are holding onto us until they see who accepts. Or, they just haven't gotten around to sending out another round of rejections yet!
  • 2/16: Haven't heard anything either (after in-person interview) despite being told they'd be in touch in early February. (x2)
  • Interviewed at end-January, and they still had another week of interviews. So it's possible their schedule slipped, although I admit my hopes are more or less gone.
  • 2/18: I called the office just now and *no notifications* have been made to any interviewees yet. They're a little behind schedule with the decisions because it's not clear how many openings they'll have. Take heart!
  • 2/23: Interviewed in January, received email stating that I am still being considered but that they don't know if/when/how many spots will open up yet so stay tuned for final decisions. (x2) Huh. Didn't get that email; not sure if that means I'm higher on the list, or lower (although we may all have a guess as to which).
  • 2/28: Re: number of interviews: Source inside tells me 24 candidates have been interviewed so far this year. If the past several years are any indication, they will likely do another round of interviews in the spring.
  • 3/1: Still have heard nothing, post-interview. Anybody else? Anyone hear something beyond the email 2/23 reports? A: No news since 2/23 (x2)
    • Wait, are you saying you were interviewed and haven't heard anything at all, or are you saying you haven't heard anything since the email on 2/23? A (3/2): Interviewed in January and haven't heard anything at all. Of course, if they mailed me a letter rejection (as below), I may just not have received it yet. F/U (3/3): Yup, got the reject letter.
  • 3/16 Anyone actually get an offer yet? Or any new interview offers?
    • A: 3/16 - Also wondering about this. I interviewed in January and received the 2/23 email about still being considered. I haven't heard anything since the 2/23 email.
    • I haven't heard anything since 2/23 either.
  • 3/23: I received the 2/23 email and contacted the office today to ask for an update. The status of the search is stil the same as it was per the 2/23 email.
  • 3/23: received an email to that effect, perhaps as a result of your call! Said I am still being considered, but they still don't know their hiring situation
  • 5/23: I was the one who contacted the office on 3/23 (and had received the 2/23 post-interview email about still being considered). I have not heard anything about offers or the hiring situation. Has anyone who interviewed heard anything more recent?

Rejection (after interview): rejection letter dated 2/24, rec'd 3/2 (x2).

Any offers yet, or news about the hiring situation?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone know what this means "Information about screening interviews will be posted on the Writing Program's website in mid-December." Will they contact people or are we supposed to keep checking the website? I was wondering the same thing. I think that they'll have to contact anyone who made the interview round -- they can't expect us to check their site daily.
  • Did anybody go through this process last year? Did they send out sample essays to be corrected? Were there interviews after that? A: Yes, on all counts.
  • Similarly, does anyone know how many (approx) made the first cut? They really set the bar high for quick turnaround by making that one so soon after the first deadline. I thought for sure yesterday would be The Day. I've heard a good estimate is twice the number listed on wiki -- so probably 40-45? Another response here: It says on the website that they will interview around 25 people and hire 5-10 (can't remember the exact number now), so it is logical that they would request additional materials from a total of 40-45 people. A (?): No evidence, but I'd put the number at double that or more, considering how quickly the requests came and given the likely number of applicants (hundreds). It seems reasonable to think that this round would take longer, as they read the files in greater depth.
  • I just looked at the wiki from last year. The first email request for an interview came 12/23 and rejection letters were strung out over the next 4 months as they went through multiple rounds. Non-local interviews were on Skype. Last year they got over 400 applications.

Does anyone know what the salary range is for this job? I think it is around $49,000

  • Follow-up: Thanks, that seems low for the area but maybe is a living wage.
  • First year preceptors will make $49,000.

Haverford CollegeEdit

LINK

"Director of the Writing Program and Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, rank open, beginning Fall, 2011. The successful candidate will assume leadership of the Writing Program and oversee the strengthening, relocation, and staffing of an expanded Writing Center whose general purpose will be to foster a vibrant culture of writing at Haverford."

Deadline: Applications received by November 19, 2010 will be given preference.

Acknowledgment received: Oct 24 by email x 1

Request for Additional Materials: writing sample - email 12/1 x 3

"We have received your letter of application for our Director of Writing Program/Professor of Rhetoric and Composition position and thank you for your interest in Haverford College. Your application is now complete and we have began reviewing applications. If you have any questions about your application, please contact me by email at xxxx@xxxxxx."

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/7

Campus interview scheduled: 1/13

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

QUERY: Can anyone illuminate the status of writing and writing instruction here?

QUERY: Is the current WPA involved in the search and hiring process?

QUERY: What is the status on this one? There were campus visits, but have there been offers?

Hawai‘i Pacific University Edit

From MLA JIL (3/11/11)

HPU invites applications for a full-time, career-track faculty/administrative position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor for a 12-month appointment to begin July 1, 2011. The position involves teaching 2 courses per year in the English Department and directing the University Writing Programs. Administrative duties include coordinating the First-Year Writing Program, providing leadership for a new Writing Center, and developing a WAC/WID program.

Required: Ph.D. in English with a specialty in Composition/Rhetoric or a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, with experience and/or coursework that demonstrates an understanding of WAC/WID programs, writing center theory, writing pedagogy, and assessment. Administrative experience required. Rank dependent on experience. For a full position description and to apply, go to http://www.hpu.edu/employment

Deadline: Review of applications begin March 15, 2011. Deadline to apply: March 31, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

High Point University (NC)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/24):

The English Department at High Point University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Composition, to begin Fall 2011, pending final budgetary approval. Requirements: PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or related field; experience teaching first-year writing; experience with or coursework in writing program assessment, quantitative research methods, or mixed-methods approaches; demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and evidence of professional engagement; commitment to the liberal arts mission of the university. Responsibilities: teach three courses per semester in composition and the English curriculum; develop and participate in ongoing assessments of the writing program; perform departmental duties which may include curriculum development and service on both departmental and university-wide committees; advise students; engage in scholarly research and publication; and other duties as assigned by the department chair. Candidates with interests in the scholarship of teaching, interdisciplinary research, or longitudinal studies of writing development are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email a letter of application and current vita to Dr. William Carpenter, Director of Composition, Department of English, wcarpent@highpoint.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: Review begins immediately

Acknowledgment received: via email 12/6 x 4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview requested via email, 1/5/2011

What's the latest with this one? Are there any others who were invited to phone interview? A: Yes xx1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

NOTE: Acknowledgment went to the spam folder...anyone waiting for confirmation that their application was received may want to check there.
Note: I'm not up for this job, but FYI they have 3 full page ads in the Feb 2011 issue of US Airways Magazine, including a little block showing off how cool their English department chair is. So you might end up (positive take) being famous in US Airways magazine, or end up (negative take) having to "sell" your skills more than usual.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)Edit

The Writing and Rhetoric Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor level in Composition Pedagogy, Theory and Research, beginning Fall 2011; Ph.D. in composition required; ABD considered. A secondary field of Writing Across the Curriculum and experience with digital technologies and paperless classrooms preferred.

LINK

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 30, 2010. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in January.

Acknowledgment received:11/19 by e-mail X 1, 11/30 by email x 1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 MLA interview scheduled x3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/25, 1/26

Offer made:3/7

Offer accepted: 3/14

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Holy Names University (Oakland, CA)Edit

From HigherEdJobs.com (3/11/11)

Assistant Professor of English Holy Names University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. This tenure-track position requires a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition or Literature and will begin Fall 2011. The annual workload for HNU faculty is eight courses, with a portion of the successful candidate's workload dedicated to establishing and coordinating the new University Writing Center. The candidate's remaining teaching duties will consist of a combination of writing and literature courses, including occasional graduate classes in our English MA program, The Writer's Craft. Areas of need include first-year composition, introductory courses in poetry and dramatic literature, professional writing, and Shakespeare.

The review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will also be scheduled to take place at CCCC in April, for the purpose of interviewing out-of-area candidates that time. To Apply Send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and list of references with contact information to hr@hnu.edu or by mail to Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619.

Acknowledgment received: 3/13 (auto respond); 3/14 (auto respond)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/CCCC interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2011

MIght be a strong inside candidate here, but worth making him work for it! Good luck!

Howard UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL (11/12):

The Department of English seeks to hire an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Composition who will a) take on the role of Director of the Freshman English Writing Program and b) teach courses on Rhetoric, Composition, and Pedagogy in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Ph.D., record of publication, and record of teaching experience in the field of Rhetoric and Composition is required. Candidates should send dossiers (including a current c.v., sample syllabi, a statement on teaching, and a sample lesson and graded essay) electronically as one PDF file to Dana A. Williams, Chair, Department of English at d_williams@howard.edu for full consideration by December 15, 2010. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA conference.

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Iowa State UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

The English Department at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor with specialization in multimodal communication, with secondary interests in one or more of the following: multicultural rhetorics, intercultural communication, environmental rhetoric, communication across the disciplines, and professional/workplace communication. The faculty member in this position will teach at the undergraduate level in a program that integrates written, oral, visual, and electronic communication, including courses in composition, rhetorical theory, and analysis, web-based writing, and argumentation. At the graduate level, the faculty member will teach courses in rhetoric and composition theory, contemporary pedagogical practice, and research design. PhD in English or related field and multimodal teaching experience is required; publication preferred. 2/2 teaching load to begin. Tenure-track, 9-months, beginning August 2011. Some interviews may be conducted at the MLA Conference in Los Angeles. To apply for this position, please go to the Iowa State University website at www.iastatejobs.com and click on “Apply for this Vacancy” (#100685) and complete the Employment Application.

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/15 by e-mail

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled 12/16

Campus interview scheduled: Last week in Jan, First week of Feb, last week of Feb

Offer made: 3/6

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

A second line was apparently given to this job, so they're hiring 2 digital media specialists.

Ithaca College (NY)Edit

LINK

"Department of Writing in the School of Humanities and Science at Ithaca College announces a search for a tenure-eligible position beginning in August 16, 2011. The successful candidate will teach first-year writing and advanced composition, advise students, publish, and participate in departmental governance. . . Qualifications: Ph.D. in Composition or Composition and Rhetoric by August 2011; demonstrated ability to teach first-year composition; and a record of research in the field of composition and rhetoric. In addition to expertise in first-year writing, we seek candidates with aptitude/experience in one or more of the following: writing program administration and assessment; advanced composition; composition theory; community-based learning and grant writing; new media and classroom technologies."

Deadline: No Deadline Stated (posted at HigherEdJobs 9/24/10)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Nov. 17 X 3

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview conducted 12/15

Campus interview scheduled: For end of January or beginning of February.

Offer accepted: yes

'Comment:' Congratulations. A great place and department.

Query: Really? I hear (second hand), they're not quite done with the whole process. Has an official offer really been made and formally accepted?

NOTES AND QUERIES:

November email requesting more information: "By December 8th, we will invite applicants under further consideration to schedule a phone interview for December 14th or 15th."

Johns Hopkins University - Lectureship in the Expository Writing ProgramEdit

LINK (Chronicle)

We invite applications for a full-time Lectureship in the Expository Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University. Full-time lecturers teach two topic-based seminars per term. Lecturers also participate in our faculty development program which includes orientation meetings and workshops in May and late August as well as meetings on writing pedagogy during fall and spring semesters. We encourage applications from candidates in all fields of study. Candidates should have a demonstrated excellence in the teaching of college writing. The Ph.D. and experience in teaching topic-based writing courses are preferred. Contracts are yearly for five years, and renewable; starting salary for 2011-2012 is $43,000. Candidates must apply online at http://sites.jhu.edu/ewp/lecturer.html. Please upload the following documents: cover letter, explaining your interest in teaching writing and your relevant experience; course proposal, describing your proposed seminar in 100 to 200 words; curriculum vitae; and writing sample (please limit to 10 pages). Three letters of reference are also required and may be e-mailed to Ms. Nicole Goode ngoode@jhu.edu or mailed to Hiring Committee, Expository Writing Program, Gilman Hall 013, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted between Jan. 7 and Jan. 31, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 2/9 (via e-mail) x2

Request for Additional Materials: Any news on this one?

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Interviews have been conducted, but search is not over. It is not clear what exactly that means.

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview 3/10; very kind rejection via phone call 3/30

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I was curious how other people completed their course description. It seemed to me that the purpose in such a short proposal was to understand the topics you might teach rather than an explanation of assignments especially when the letter likely dealt with that stuff. What did you all do? (2/1)

Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte, NC)Edit

English Assistant Professor specializing in Rhetoric/Composition. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D in Rhetoric/Composition with experience in English remediation (teaching and course design) or Writing Across Curriculum. The successful applicant will be able to teach Composition, research and develop a remedial writing/reading program for freshmen as well as develop our Writing Across Curriculum program. Generalists in English with a strong background and interest in Rhetoric/Composition are also encouraged to apply. Apply online at: http://work.jwu.edu

LINK

Deadline: November 6

Rejection Letter: email 1/13 indicating the position would not be filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Juniata CollegeEdit

Link

"tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in August 2011. This position requires a candidate with the ability to teach writing courses in professional writing and to develop, administer, and assess the department's Professional Writing Program. The successful candidate will teach 21 credits per year. Courses will include Freshman Composition each fall, as well as various professional writing courses."

Deadline: Review of applications begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/22 via post

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: after MLA interview, via email 1/18 x2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/2 scheduled MLA interview x2

Campus interview scheduled:1/18/11

Offer made: 3/2, 3/9

Offer accepted: 3/31

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Lander University (TT Asst Professor, March 15 deadline)Edit

LINK (Chronicle)

Lander University, a public comprehensive university in the upstate region of South Carolina, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track, assistant professor position in English, rhetoric, and composition. The starting date is August, 2011.

Position: Assistant Professor of English Required: Ph.D. in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition; teaching experience on the college level; ability and experience using computers and other classroom technologies; evidence of professional activities and effective teaching.

Preferred: Experience in teaching writing, rhetoric, advanced composition, grammar, and/or editing. Experience and/or interest in supervising internships and/or experiential learning; interest in developing writing components within the department's programs.

Application: Submit a letter stating professional goals, a statement of philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to:

Dr. Jeffrey Baggett Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages Lander University 320 Stanley Avenue Greenwood, SC 29649. Please send electronic submissions to jbaggett@lander.edu

Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Lander University (SC)Edit

LINK

Website: http://www.lander.edu/engfl/positions.html

Lander University, a public comprehensive university in the upstate region of South Carolina, seeks a qualified candidate for a tenure track, assistant professor position in English, rhetoric, and composition. The starting date is August, 2011.

Position: Assistant Professor of English, non Tenure Track, renewable

Required: Ph.D. in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition; teaching experience on the college level; ability and experience using computers and other classroom technologies; evidence of professional activities and effective teaching.

Preferred: Experience teaching writing; and interest in developing writing components within the department's programs. Application: Submit a letter stating professional goals, a statement of philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to Dr. Jeffrey Baggett, Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Lander University, Greenwood, SC 29649.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: x 1

Offer accepted: yes (for the TT position)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • So is this a tenure-track position . . . or not? Ad sends a mixed message! ---> It looks to me like there are two separate positions, one tenure track, one not.
  • The link to the Lander website lists no jobs; the Chronicle ad is worded as above. Still not clear if this is TT or not.
  • FWIW, the school's website still listed last year's job ads up until about 2 weeks ago.

Long Island University-BrooklynEdit

"Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric, with experience in Writing Center or Writing Program administration. Candidates with a background in Classical Rhetoric are preferred. A Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or English is required."

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins October 22, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for 11/23, Skype interview scheduled for 11/30, Skype interview scheduled for 12/14

Campus interview scheduled: Late Jan/Early February

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard secondhand that this job was offered and accepted. (3/4)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Long Island University, CW Post - RhetoricEdit

From MLA Jil (1/7):

English, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548

http://www.liu.edu/CWPost.aspx
Assitant Professor of Rhetoric [14288]LIU, C W Post, 720 Northern Blvd, English, Brookville NY 11548-1300. Probable tenure-line asst. prof. with Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Field: Rhetoric and Composition (possibly including creative writing pedagogy or new media and digital literacy with background in electronic assessment and e-portfolios; possible future administrative work). Scholarly publications required. Additional creative publications welcome. To begin September 2011. Salary competitive. Teaching load three classes a semester including fist-year writing on a regular basis. E-mail applications preferred and acknowledged by return e-mail; surface mail applications acknowledged if return postcard is provided. By 01 March 2011, send cover letter and CV to Richard McNabb, Chair, Search Committee. Please do not send copies of publications or letters of reference at this time. Applications received after the deadline may be considered if search remains open. Richard.McNabb@liu.edu

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loyola MarylandEdit

LINK

Assistant Professor of Writing (Environmental Writing)

The Department of Writing at Loyola University Maryland seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with a terminal degree in Rhetoric & Composition, Creative Writing, or Writing Studies to teach three sections per year of our core composition course (WR100) as well as advanced environmentally focused prose courses such as Nature Writing and Translating the Secrets of Science. The typical teaching load is six courses per academic year. Terminal degree must be in hand by August 15, 2011. Record of effective college-level teaching, including introductory composition; demonstrated commitment to teaching the first-year writing course; ability to teach upper-level environmentally focused prose courses; record of presentations and/or publications that demonstrates scholarly promise in hiring area; demonstrated ability to use technology to enhance writing instruction; commitment to Loyola's Jesuit educational mission. For more information about the Department of Writing, visit www.loyola.edu/writing .Loyola University is a dynamic, highly selective Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition and is recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its unique educational mission. Loyola is an equal opportunity employer, seeking applicants from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at www.loyola.edu Apply at http://careers.loyola.edu . A letter of intent outlining potential fit with the program, C.V., writing samples, list of references may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Environmental Writing Search, Writing, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210-2699. We prefer to request mission essay; teaching materials (e.g., sample syllabi and assignments); and transcripts after we have made a preliminary review of the candidates' qualifications.

Deadline: Priority will be given to applicants that apply by November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/17, 11/19 by mail

MLA or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: I'll be interested to see who they hire for this position; it's difficult to tell if they wanted creative writing or rhetoric/composition.

M.I.T.Edit

Lecturer I - Writing Across the Curriculum [13434]
This lecturer will 1) work with course instructional staff (faculty and technical instructors) in various disciplines to develop and implement assignments that teach the fundamentals of scientific and technical writing and speaking, 2) provide instruction in various scientific and engineering classes; 3) evaluate and respond to student writing and speaking in a variety of contexts; and 4) teach writing sections attached to science and engineering classes. In addition, this lecturer will help develop instructional materials. The teaching load is the equivalent of three classes per term. The initial appointment for full-time instructors is for three years; if renewed, the individual will be reviewed in the fifth year for possible promotion to Lecturer II, a position with five-year, renewable contracts. Salary is commensurate with experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Substantial experience teaching scientific and technical communication. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and administrative staff.
Masters degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Experience with computers, video, or new media preferred.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dossier, and writing sample by December 1, 2010 to:

Ms. Chelsey Norman, Coordinator
Writing Across the Curriculum Search
Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
Room 12-117
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139.


Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Los Angeles in January 2011 and by phone. MIT is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Rejection (no interview):

MLA or phone interview scheduled: 12/13

Rejection (after MLA or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

2/10: Does anyone have any information about the status of this search, beyond the first round of interviews?

Marquette University (2 positions)Edit

Link Use Posting Number 0601163 to find job

Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Rhetoric and Composition Studies in the Department of English. (Either two beginning Assistant Professors or one beginning and one advanced Assistant Professor) Successful candidates will have expertise in any research area of Rhetoric and Composition Studies as well as interest in administration (after tenure) of First-Year Composition Program and/or Writing Center.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, with applications accepted until October 20, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/22 (email) x2 (email says that, while search is still technically open since no offer has been made, they've got their MLA interviews all scheduled and we weren't among them)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled by phone Dec. 6 X2

Campus interview scheduled: Third party posting here: As of 2/1, campus invterviews are ongoing due to weather delays.

Offer made and accepted for one position (advanced assistant).

Offer made and accepted for second position (entry level asst.).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

QUERY: How important is a candidate's religious affiliation?

QUEERY: Is *everyone* really welcome to apply?

A: Statements of faith or religious affiliation are not required at Jesuit universities. If you are interested, see discussion at Talk:English Literature 2011-2012. Don't know this specific dept. though . . .

A. (10/24/2010) Most schools with religious affiliations may request for you to adhere to their mission statement, among other things, but insofar as whether you may have beliefs in direct conflict with the department/school, you're under no obligation to reveal your beliefs nor did the school ask applicants to speak about their faith in relation to why they are an ideal applicant. If you compare Marquette to schools like Boston College, Notre Dame, or even Pepperdine, for example, you'll also notice considerable leinance with regard to how preferences/expectations are laid out with application materials. A final thought: if you directly draw attention to yourself having completely different (or at least critical) views from/of the school/department in your CV/Cover Letter/Interview/etc., you may wish to re-think that if you're trying to sell yourself as someone who will at least support the religious values of the institution.

A. Jesuits are very often at the forefront of LGBTQ issues in the Catholic community. St. Joseph's U. in Philly, for example, has a "diversity week," and priest who ministers primarily to the gay community on capus amnd in Philadelphia, and a no-discrimination policy that sometimes has them catching consternation from conservative groups. I'd be surprised, frankly, if Marquette doesn't have a similar policy.

QUERY: Has anyone heard anything about this job? I never received acknowledgment of my application. Seems like a long time with no postings...

A: Been wondering the same thing. No acknowledgement here either. Hoping things on the market pick up after the Thanksgiving break.

A: Ditto on the waiting. There should be some kind of rule or agreement that committees will make their selections within 2-3 weeks of their deadlines. Or post some kind of update so we know if searches are even still running.

Q: Non-ethnic Americanist position has scheduled campus visits. Any rhet/comp people get any news?

Marygrove College (MI)Edit

From MLA JIL:

Marygrove College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in English to begin August 2011. Preferred areas of expertise include rhetoric and composition, with opportunities to teach professional communications courses. Ph.D. required. We seek an energetic teacher, an active scholar, and a dependable colleague committed to advancing an ambitious schedule of undergraduate and graduate programs and activities, as well as the College’s urban leadership mission. Normal teaching load: twelve credit hours per semester. Because Marygrove College strives to maintain a faculty that reflects its diverse student body, we encourage applications from members of communities traditionally underrepresented in college faculties.

Send application letter, vita, unofficial transcript, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2010 to: Donald E. Levin, Ph.D., Chair, English and Modern Languages Department, Marygrove College, 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221-2599.

Expires from JIL database 03 Dec 2010

Deadline: December 1, 2010 NOTE: this job was reposted 11/18/10 on HigherEdJobs.com with a new deadline: December 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received: yes

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: a friend accepted this position

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Highered jobs claims this position has expired, and it doesn't appear to be listed on their HR site either. Is it gone?

A: It is still posted on the MLA JIL ("Expires from JIL database 03 Dec 2010"). Added full info from ad above.

QUERY!!

I received a letter of acknowledgement but nothing since... has anyone heard anything more about this position?

McKendree University (IL)Edit

Link at HigherEdJobs

McKendree University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in English, specializing in Composition and Rhetoric, available August 2011. One half of the position includes coordinating the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and directing the Writing Resource Center, in addition to teaching composition. Ph.D. required. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three current letters of recommendation with contact information referencing position #COMP20 to Shirley A. Rentz at HR@McKendree.edu. Minorities and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. McKendree University is an EEO/ADA employer.

Deadline: 3/30/2011

Acknowledgment received: receipt of electronic submission acknowledged by auto-responder

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Memphis College of ArtEdit

LINK

"Full-time Assistant Professor, beginning August 2011. Position begins with a two-year appointment. Responsibilities: Teach three sections of freshman composition each semester. Participate in curriculum development, college community service, and student advising. Maintain scholarly activities consistent with the mission of a professional school. Qualifications: Ph.D. in English; rhetoric/composition specialty preferred. Will consider highly experienced ABD. Three years of full-time experience teaching first-year college composition preferred, complemented by knowledge of contemporary composition theory and practice. Commitment to teaching freshmen and the first-year experience. Knowledge of and/or experience working with developmental writers, ESL students, and students with learning disabilities. Experience and/or interest in writing center work. Eagerness to participate fully in the education of the visual artist."

Deadline: Application deadline for MLA interview: November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/15 by e-mail x1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: email 2/3

MLA interview scheduled: 12/17, 12/20 x 2

Campus interview scheduled: 2/14-3/4

Offer made: week of 3/11

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Michigan State University, Digital Humanities & Multimedia Writing (2 positions)Edit

From MLA JIL (3/11/11):

The College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University invites applications for its new technology, culture and creativity initiatives. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at MSU seeks colleagues in two positions.

1. Digital Humanities, Community Informatics, or Digital Media and Culture. We are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between critical and creative studies, and whose teaching and research is in one or more of the following areas: human-computer interaction; information architecture, cultural informatics, user-experience design; or new media arts and storytelling.

2. Multimedia writing and video composing, with desirable subsidiary interests in global and cross-cultural contexts for multimedia writing and video composing and/or visual rhetoric.

Both positions are academic year, tenure system faculty (rank open) or academic specialist appointments to begin fall 2011. All applications for this position must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.msu.edu/.

Acknowledgment received: 3/10 via email (digital humanities); 3/15 via email (digital humanities position)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 3/24 via email, for phone interview following week (multimedia)

Timeline: During phone interview (multimedia), they suggested 4/1 was final day of phone interviews, the list of those to be invited to campus would be submitted early following week and (they hoped) invitations issued the week after CCCC.

Campus interview scheduled: Yes

Offer made: Yes (DH)

Offer accepted: Yes (DH)

NOTES AND QUERIES: Any news on the digital humanities search front? Anyone? (4/6 inquiry)


"Is the campus interview noted above for the digital humanities position or the multimedia? Or both? Any updates on the multimedia writing position? (5/17 inquiry) Both

Michigan State University (Two Tenure System Associate or Full Professors)Edit

College of Arts and Letters, Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities, Two Tenure System Associate or Full Professors. Position and Responsibilities: The College of Arts and Letters seeks two tenure-system faculty whose assignments would include 25% time within CAITLAH and 75% teaching pre-service English education students and graduate students in the Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy track of the Rhetoric and Writing graduate program. The new hires will be tasked with organizing, synthesizing, and leading various efforts at imagining better, more inclusive teaching across schools, communities, and disciplines.

LINK

Deadline: Due date for receipt of applications is November 15, 2010, though the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Offer accepted: From Children's/English Ed wiki page: "offers made and accepted in March."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Michigan Technological University (Digital Media)Edit

Link

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of digital media to begin Fall 2011. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in digital media with a critical and interdisciplinary emphasis in one or more of the following areas: visual theory; visual design; interactive or experience design; mobile and location specific technologies and design. The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as digital photography, graphic design, or interactive media. Teaching responsibilities will be in the department's undergraduate programs in Communication and Culture Studies, Scientific and Technical Communication, and Liberal Arts, and in the M.S. and Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. The department's undergraduate and graduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Dr. Patty Sotirin, Chair, Digital Media Search Committee, Department of Humanities, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should have the Ph.D. or expect to receive the Ph.D. by August 1, 2011.

Deadline: Review begins November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: Nov. 1 by e-mail

Request for Additional Materials: Nov. 1 by e-mail (writing sample)

Rejection Letter: Received Letter that the Position has been filled 1/15

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1 phone interveiw scheduled 12/4

Offer accepted: yes, see above.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Michigan Technological University (Composition)Edit

LINK

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition to begin Fall 2011. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in composition, broadly defined, and an interest in writing program and/or writing center administration. The preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: computers & composition, cross-language writing, visual/multimodal composition, research methodologies, English education, pedagogy, literacy studies.

Deadline: Review of applications begins on December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: sent by mail and postmarked 11/18, 12/1, 12/2

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1 campus interview scheduled

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about this position since the acknowledgment letter?

Warning: Hearsay alert: I heard from someone in the department that they were holding off on this position until the Digital Media position was filled. Have also heard that is now done. Tech is on break until 10 Jan, so I wouldn't expect anything until after that.

Thanks for the info! Muy helpful. :)

Does this mean that perhaps the campus visit indicated for this position maybe belongs to the digital media post?


Missouri University of Science and Technology (non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor in English and Technical Communication)Edit

FROM MLA JIL (April 1)

The Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks to fill one full-time, non-tenure track position of Assistant Teaching Professor in English and Technical Communication beginning fall 2011. This position provides benefits and is renewable annually. Minimum requirements are a Master’s or Doctorate in English, Rhetoric, Writing, or Technical Communication. University teaching experience and demonstrated teaching success are preferred. Must provide evidence of teaching success. Duties include teaching four courses per semester, including freshman composition, technical writing, and literature, depending upon the candidate's area of specialty and the department's need. The position will begin August 15, 2011 and end May 31, 2012. Consideration of applications will begin on April 1, 2011 and continue until position is filled.

Missouri S&T is an AA/EOE and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as Vietnam-era veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Missouri S&T participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218

All application materials, including resume/vita, cover letter, three reference letters, portfolio, etc., must be electronically submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office using the following address: hrsinfo@mst.edu . Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word.

The final candidate is required to provide official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) must be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

NOTE: All application materials must have position reference number in order to be processed.

Human Resources Services

Reference Number: R36940

Missouri University of Science & Technology

300 W. 12th St. 113 Centennial Hall

Rolla, MO 65409-1050 hrsinfo@mst.edu

Deadline: Review begins April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


Missouri University of Science and TechnologyEdit

The Department of English and Technical Communication announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2011, pending funding. Teaching load is three courses (9 hours) per semester. Ph. D. required, with a specialization in composition. Experience with writing program administration and online instruction is preferred. Missouri S&T, one of the four campuses in the University of Missouri system, is a research university; scholarly publication is required for tenure.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. We will interview at MLA in January.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 1/6, 1/7x4

Campus interview scheduled: Invitation on 1/13, scheduled for final week of January.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Monmouth College (Illinois)Edit

LINK

"Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to coordinate our Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC) Program, a comprehensive four-year program in which communication is intentionally integrated across the curriculum. Requires a terminal degree in Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, English, or another field combined with extensive experience in communication/writing."

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/4 by email (phone); 12/17; 2/5

Campus interview scheduled: 12/30 for mid-January; 2/10 for late februrary

Offer made: 1/20 (declined 2/1)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Montclair State (NJ)Edit

Link

"Assistant Professor of English, beginning Fall 2011. Full-time, tenure-track position in Writing Studies. Teach courses in rhetorical theory and contemporary composition theory and practice at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Secondary expertise open."

Deadline: Application screening will begin on October 15 and continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/17 x3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Week of December 13

Campus interview scheduled: Mid February

Offer made: February 25

Offer accepted: March 10

NOTES AND QUERIES:

The link above seems to have expired, but I still found this job on the university website.

Marlboro College (VT)Edit

LINK

"Marlboro College, a liberal arts institution of 300 students and 45 faculty, invites applications from broadly trained, dedicated teachers for a full-time, tenure-track position in an interdisciplinary writing program. Responsibilities include teaching three expository writing courses each year, sharing responsibility for the Clear Writing Program, and providing other interdisciplinary tutorials and courses. Experience teaching writing in college-level, content-based courses and ability to support advanced undergraduate work in a liberal arts field other than writing is necessary; applicants from fields in the social sciences or environmental studies are particularly encouraged. PhD required by start date."

Deadline: Application consideration begins November 5, 2010; position begins August 2011. Interviews are to be held at MLA.

Acknowledgment received: Asked for EEO form (11/8) X 4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/23 (x3)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/20 phone interview request (X4)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: I did not receive an acknowledgment of application. Is it totally out of line to email and ask whether they received it?

Did anyone else get tripped up when they moved the deadline from Nov 12 forward to Nov 5 at somepoint in the week or two before without any note of the change? That kind of sucked.

It's not surprising. I went there for one year. The faculty were always fighting and the staff were the rudest people that I ever met. I would be very surprised if an email were even acknowledged.

I went there too. I don't know if the faculty were fighting, but agree that the staff was rude. Maybe they felt exploited and took it out on us?

Murray State (KY)Edit

LINK

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Rhetoric and Composition

Deadline: November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: A friend has a telephone interview next week. Phone interview 12/10 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 12/16 for late Jan.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: A friend accepted an offer.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Have phone interviewees been contacted in return yet? I have in my notes that they'd let me know "one way or the other" by the 17th, but nothing...

I have not heard either way--I was told they'd be contacting references quickly and getting in touch with folks about campus visits at the end of Jan (no mention of when that contact would occur). (1/10)

Just received my rejection email: June 7th. Good thing I read the wiki and wasn't holding my breath.

New Jersey City UniversityEdit

The English Department of the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition Studies, commencing Fall 2011. Experience in program administration is preferred. Teaching load is 12 credits per semester and includes courses in the undergraduate major, general education program, and composition program. Additional responsibilities include service to the department and University and continued scholarly endeavor. Significant teaching experience required; experience teaching a diverse college student population is preferred. Candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature by September 1, 2011. Doctoral candidates will be considered but the degree must be attained by the time of appointment, September 1, 2011.

LINK

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Skype Scheduled (2x).

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Was told that an offer has been made and accepted. (3/31)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. Has anyone heard from this school post-Skype?

A. All I know is that campus visits have already happened.

New York University (Expository Writing Program, Lecturers)Edit

Chronicle (1/3/11)

The Expository Writing Program at New York University invites applications for lecturer positions. These are full-time, non-tenure track, one-year appointments, subject to renewal. Lecturers teach six writing sections or their equivalent over the academic year and participate in faculty development activities. The Program requires three years of teaching writing at a college or university. A Ph.D. is preferred.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 4, 2011 for Fall 2011 appointments and continue until positions are filled, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Your application should include: cover letter; current CV; recent sample of your own writing (15-page max.); a student paper that represents advanced work; assignments for that paper; a student's responses to those assignments; and a reflective letter in which you assess the student's written performance. Please send your application to: Professor Pat C. Hoy II, Director, New York University, The Expository Writing Program, 411 Lafayette Street, Room 407, New York, NY 10003.

Deadline: Review begins Feb. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Received April 21. I have experience teaching college writing, and know several other people who do also, but didn't have the materials the application required. I'm curious who is hired for this position, and would really appreciate it if anyone could fill me in.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: on campus interview at the end of March. Has an offer been made yet?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made and accepted 5/2. I know they are planning to hire multiple people but have no idea where I fit in that timeline.

Offer made and accepter 5/5. NOTES AND QUERIES:

I interviewed for this position and was hoping to get a final decision this week. If anyone has an update on how tihngs are progressing, I would really appreciate it. (4/22)

Yes, same here! At the interview, they claimed that they would try to have their decisions made by the first week of May. I guess we still have some time to wait. (4/26)

Norfolk State University, (Norfolk, VA)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "Teach a variety of courses in composition and literature (four courses per semester), advise students, serve on departmental, school, and University-wide committees, and support the mission of the University. Flexible generalist with an earned doctorate in English and successful teaching experience, preferably in higher education. Evidence of scholarly pursuits is also preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in teaching traditional and online composition classes, grant-writing, and in developing and implementing non-traditional course delivery methods."

Deadline: September 15, 2010

Effective Date: January 3, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • "Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University adheres to the traditional purpose of the Historically Black University and espouses the tradition of service to its students, its alumni, the academy, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world."

North Carolina CentralEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of English and Mass Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position in Linguistics and Composition. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics in hand and be prepared to teach traditional Linguistics courses as well as first-year composition, upper-level writing, and literature courses. Evidence of successful college-level teaching and scholarly potential is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with certification in ESL and a demonstrated commitment to composition and rhetoric."

Deadline: Review begins November 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: x 1

Campus interview scheduled: x 1

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything from them??

  • Not even an acknowledgment as of 12/6/10. [x3]
  • Anyone get an informal "survey" phone call from this school?
  • I got a phone call with "a couple of questions." Turned out those questions were whether I was still interested and whether I was going to MLA.
  • Me too. I got the same call (but no MLA invite). Strangeness.
  • Same here - I got a phone call with "a couple of questions," one of which was about the MLA. I haven't heard from them since then - email to the chair and the person who called me were never returned. Does anyone know what is going on with them?


Has anyone heard anything regarding campus visits?

North Carolina State UniversityEdit

The Department of English at NC State University seeks applications for an advanced Assistant Professor to play an active role in the administration of our First-Year Writing Program. Our program serves approximately 5000 students each year, and it was awarded a Writing Program Certificate of Excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 2009. The curriculum focuses on academic writing across disciplines, with an emphasis on writing technologies. We seek candidates with active research records who can provide leadership in the preparation of graduate teaching assistants and in other areas of programmatic development, such as faculty development, curriculum design, assessment, and digital literacies. Initial appointment as Associate Director of First-Year Writing, 2-1 teaching load, with expectation of rotating into the Directorship post-tenure (1-0 load).

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a list of three references, and a current vita online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position #101924).

LINK

Deadline: Preference will be given to applications received by November 17, 2010. We will conduct initial interviews via web conference or phone.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: via email 11/23 X 4 (writing sample, and specific syllabi)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled X 4 (video call)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/2011

Offer made: yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northeastern University (Boston, MA)Edit

WPA Job Board post

The English Department of Northeastern University invites applications for a Rhetoric and Composition specialist at the tenured rank of associate or full professor, starting Fall 2011. Writing Center scholarship is highly desirable; secondary research interests open; ESL/ELL, new media, or cultural rhetorics are especially welcome. The Director of the Writing Center will provide leadership for our growing center staffed by graduate student and peer consultants (see http://www.english.neu.edu/writingcenter/. The ordinary course load for research-active faculty is 2/2; the Director position carries an administrative course release. The position offers opportunities to teach graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as undergraduate courses and to participate in the vibrant intellectual life of a dynamic research university in the city of Boston. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publication and an active research agenda, and experience as a successful Writing Program Administrator. The position requires a commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in an urban institution with strong emphases on global research and experiential learning. . . To apply, visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website at http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/ and click on the Faculty Positions button.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

* Anyone know anything about this position? Have interviews been scheduled?

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/12):

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University is seeking to hire in the area of rhetoric and public culture for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to publish innovative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and perform professional service commensurate with rank. We welcome applicants who have a background in the theoretical, historical, or critical study of public media. We are particularly interested in scholars who are engaged with the problems, themes, and methods of the rhetorical tradition, and who are prepared to contribute to significant conversations about communication, culture, and modernity. Areas of specialization can include but are not limited to: histories of media and mediation in civil society; visual media and public spectatorship; media and modes of civic performance; public discourse in multi-media environments; reception and re-appropriation in public cultures; cultural inflections of citizenship, the public, and modernity in the context of globalization.

Deadline: The search committee will start reviewing files by November 30, but will continue reviewing files until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/23

Offer accepted: Yes, received the following email 2/23: "The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University has completed its search for an appointment in Rhetoric, Media, and Public Culture. We are very pleased to announce that Jasmine Cobb and C. Riley Snorton have each accepted a position in the department."

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northwest Missouri StateEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition, beginning August 2011, to direct the university Writing Center and teach first-year composition and upper-level and graduate writing courses in our recently redesigned undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching load is 3/3. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses for our new BS degree including classes in professional writing and editing, and writing and technology. Student support and committee work required. Applicants should have successful teaching experience at the college level, evidence of ongoing scholarship, and a PhD in Composition (ABD with doctorate within first year of employment may be acceptable)."

See also: Ad in the Chronicle.

Deadline: Screening will begin November 1st and will continue until position is filled. Interviews at the 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/11

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (12/5) X3

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled on 1/18 for the week of 1/24

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Recieved email that position has been filled (2/11).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Northwestern College (Minnesota)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: '"Northwestern College is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian College....Specific duties include teaching college composition courses and professional writing courses....Qualifications: Ph.D. required in Composition and Rhetoric, Professional and Technical Writing, or appropriately related fields."

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Before applying for this position, review the doctrinal and "community" standards pages of the school's site. If you are not able to sign these documents, don't apply. They take them very seriously.
  • You can find it here: http://www.nwc.edu/web/guest/declaration-of-christian-community. Luckily for them the bible doesn't specifically outlaw being smug or dictatorial.
  • Luckily for us, we can post smug commentary.

Nova Southeastern University (2 positions)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/13):

Position 1:

993839 – Writing Center & WAC Coordinator/Writing Faculty The successful candidate will provide leadership in writing center development and administration and in writing across the curriculum, and to teach undergraduate courses in composition, writing, and rhetoric. Writing center administration and writing across the curriculum experience is necessary. Earned terminal degree in Composition/Rhetoric or English is strongly preferred, minimum requirement is Master’s degree in Composition/Rhetoric or English with progress towards a terminal degree. For confidential consideration, please apply to position #993839 at www.nsujobs.com and submit a letter of interest, resume, and curriculum vitae. Please visit our website: www.nova.edu

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Not clear whether this is a tenure-track job. I suspect not . . .
  • A: Nova doesn't have a tenure system

Position 2:

994602 - Writing/Composition Faculty Teach undergraduate courses in introductory composition, advanced writing, and rhetoric, as well as graduate courses in our M. A. in writing program. Earned terminal degree in Composition/Rhetoric or English preferred; minimum requirement is Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric or English with progress towards a terminal degree. For confidential consideration, please apply to position #994602 at www.nsujobs.com and submit a letter of interest, resume, and curriculum vitae. Please visit our website: www.nova.edu. Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 10/29

Campus Interview scheduled: 11/2

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Just a note--having interviewed here before you'll most likely be teaching first year comp for a long time. I also heard from someone in FL university system that Nova has difficulty retaining students after first year (hence the emphasis on 1st yr comp) - so you might want to validate that for yourself

- follow up. How long ago did you interview? Did you get a good vibe from the department's faculty? Say more... :)

A: I'm not the original poster, but I can tell you I know 2 faculty members in rhet/comp at Nova, and they are stellar colleagues.

- I was just there for a campus interview, and this was my impression. Writing faculty are very impressive.

  • I also interviewed there and would support the "impressive" faculty comment. The teaching assignment described at the time was across levels (LL/UL/Grad) and this was underscored during the campus visit. It is true, however, that they don’t have tenure.

Oakland University (MI)Edit

Assistant Professor: Tenure-Track Position in Writing and Rhetoric

LINK

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/16 by e-mail (EEO request) x3

Request for Additional Materials: request for transcripts sent via email 11/2 <----this was intended to be part of the original application, so is not really a request for additional materials, Writing sample request 11/30

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Online Interview on 12/16 x2

Campus interview scheduled: by phone, Jan. 6

Offer made:

Offer accepted:A friend of mine accepted this job 3/7

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Ohio Northern UniversityEdit

Full-time, 10-month tenure-track position with a start date of August 2011. Responsibilities: Teach first-year writing and upper-division courses according to candidate interests and departmental needs on a 12-hour semester load or equivalent. Assist Coordinator of University Writing to implement and develop new University-wide Writing Seminar. Participate in normal departmental and university service.

LINK

Deadline: Review of materials begins Nov. 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 2/6 by email

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Skype interview conducted 12/8

Campus interview scheduled: week of Jan 10-14

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Tip: Make sure that you query them strenuously about the forces behind the new university writing program, because when I interviewed last year they were at complete loggerheads about how the thing should go forward. Administrators and the department had completely different views, and they were fighting openly about the direction.

Q: Thanks for the tip! Were they hiring for a different position last year, or is this a continuation of last year's search?

A: Same position, different year. I don't know what they did.


Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Edit

LINK (Chronicle)

Director of Composition/Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition (tenure-track)

Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or related field with demonstrated commitment to Composition as the primary field of study. Primary teaching responsibilities include first-year writing courses with opportunities to teach in appropriate secondary area(s). Required teaching load of 21credit hours/yr. will be adjusted for first year and additional responsibilities as Director of Composition: coordination, development, and assessment of the Composition program and its faculty.

Submitting an Application: Applications will only be accepted online. For complete information on this position, and to submit electronic materials for application, please visit http://ocucareers.silkroad.com.

Required Application Materials: Letter of application, teaching philosophy, current c.v., list of 3-5 professional references, unofficial transcripts. Writing samples may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process. 

Application deadline: April 29, 2011


Deadline: April 29.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 6/15

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Penn State HazeltonEdit

Link

Assistant Professor, (tenure-track). Qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition completed no later than August 1, 2011. Interest in participating in the growth of the newly established Professional Writing Minor at the campus is desired.

Deadline: Application review begins November 1, 2010 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Acknowledgment received: e-mail x1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/5 x3

Campus interview scheduled:mid-January or early Feb.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes (see below)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Any word since MLA?

I heard secondhand that someone was offered and accepted this position.

Penn State -Shenango (Sharon, PA)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: "Penn State Shenango invites applications for a faculty position in English, Assistant Professor, (tenure-track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2011, or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester using traditional and hybrid delivery modes. Teaching assignments will be based on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, but will include some combination of English composition, literature, creative writing, or poetry, and may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed.

Deadline: Until filled -- Application review begins October 1, 2010 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Acknowledgment received: 10/20/10 (x3)

  • Also posted at Generalist 2011
  • Letter received on 12/9 that stated "I regret to inform you that this search has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances."

Portland State UniversityEdit

LINK

"Portland State University’s English department seeks an assistant professor (beginning or advanced level) for a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition. Ph.D. required. This person will teach courses in rhetoric and composition at the graduate and undergraduate level, have experience with new media and digital learning, and knowledge of writing program administration. After a one to two-year period, the candidate will assume the position of Director of Rhetoric & Composition, coordinate the Writing Intensive Program (WIC), supervise the graduate teaching assistants, develop writing workshops for training faculty across the curriculum, be responsible for staffing composition courses, and publish in the field."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: via email 12/2 (x2)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email 2/1 x2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/3

Campus interview scheduled: 1/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Position filled (2/14)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Does anyone know if this search is still open?

A: This message received 12/2: Thank you very much for your interest in the position of Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at PSU. We have received your complete application and are currently identifying candidates and setting up interviews to be conducted at the MLA conference in Los Angeles, CA., in January 2011. We will call all initial interview candidates by phone, and will make notifications to applicants not under consideration at a later date.

Pratt Institute (NY)Edit

FROM MLA JIL: Assistant or Associate Professor of Global Literature and Writing

"Pratt Institute’s Humanities and Media Studies Department seeks an interdisciplinary humanities scholar with a commitment to innovative / experimental pedagogy. We are especially interested in teacher-scholars whose primary work is in (1) world literatures / cultures in transnational perspective, especially nonwestern; and (2) interdisciplinary pedagogies of writing, media, and visual arts, demonstrating an awareness of writing as a practice in relation to economics, politics, technology, and community. The successful candidate will have expertise in critical theory and be committed to incorporating diversity into curriculum and pedagogy.

The successful candidate should also be able to take leadership of an evolving Freshman English curriculum designed for students majoring in art and design, for several years. The faculty member will contribute to the ongoing coordination of the first-year writing sequence, nurturing its connections with the Department’s other disciplinary and transdisciplinary missions, and teach other courses in his/her fields of interest. Ideally, candidate will have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline and three years of teaching experience, with scholarly achievements appropriate to level of experience.

To apply, please send letter, CV and writing sample (c. 20 pages) by Nov. 1 to Search Committee Chair, Humanities and Media Studies Dept., Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205. Please do not send reference letters at this time. We plan on interviewing at MLA."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/18, 11/29

Rejection Letter: rejection email received 1/26

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: (Anybody knows what has happened to this job? Interviews? Thanks)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Comparative 2011
  • Note the following comment from the "Comparative" page: "caution here, Pratt only has a union contract, it does not have a real Tenure-track system, just a close simulation."
  • 10/26 follow-up from "Comparative": "*uh, i don't entirely get this comment--it looks to me like pratt does have a tenure system; there are stats available for the proportion of tenure to non-tenure to non-TT, and looking at the faculty union contract online suggests that they do have an autonomous tenure system. any more insight...?"
  • The job was originally posted on higheredjobs.com with a deadline of Oct. 15th.
  • Anybody has MLA interview with them?

Princeton University (Lecturers)Edit

Position Summary: Full-time lecturers teach two topic-based Writing Seminars per term to freshmen. Seminar topics span the disciplines; we therefore seek candidates from all fields of study in the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. Lecturers also participate in an intensive faculty development program, which includes meetings and workshops on seminar design and writing pedagogy, as well as a series of teaching workshops in the Fall. In addition, experienced lecturers contribute to the Program in a variety of ways (e.g., lead faculty workshops, work on Program assessment, and collaborate with academic departments on Writing Across the University projects) and serve as advocates for excellence in writing and the teaching of writing across campus.

Preferred Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching topic-based writing courses or writing-intensive courses at the college level, as well as to candidates with Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing in the Disciplines (WID), and/or Writing Center experience. The Princeton Writing Program cultivates an interdisciplinary faculty and welcomes applications from scientists and social scientists.

LINK (HigherEdJobs)

Deadline: Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 13, 2010. Deadline for full consideration: January 10, 2011.

Acknowledgment received: 12/2 via email x1 ("This is to confirm the Princeton Writing Program’s receipt of your application for the position of full-time lecturer. We plan to begin reviewing applications mid-December and will inform you of the status of your application no later than April 30, 2011.")

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: email 3/1, 4/26

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: request via email for phone interview, yet to be scheduled (2/2) (x7)

After the telephone interview, I was informed that I did not make the first round of campus interviews, but told that my application is still active in case there are more openings (x2)

Had a phone interview in mid-February but have not been contacted since (x1)

Email received 3/9: "While we remain impressed by your candidacy, we regret that you have not been selected the first round of interviews. It is possible, however, that we will continue interviews on a rolling basis through April. For this reason, we would like to keep your application active."

Campus interview scheduled: yes, according to Postdoc page: "Scheduled campus interviews for this week (02/22) and mid March (03/14)."

Offer made: yes--not sure how many other offers were made though (4/8)

Offer accepted: yes (4/13)

Anyone else get the strange sort-of-rejection email (4/29) wanting to keep your application on file just in case more positions than anticipated become available and (this is what is strange to me) saying that if you are able to attend the New Faculty Workshops in late May and early September, let them know? (x3)

For those who seem to be on the perpetual 'if only' wait list, what field? (History x1)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

From phone interview (week of Feb 7): over 400 applicants. Campus visits in next few weeks, final decisions to be made into the late spring, due to uncertainty about need.

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

Purdue UniversityEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Rhetoric and Composition, with expertise in Professional Writing. Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in professional and technical writing, as well as experience teaching such undergraduate courses as research for professional writers, writing in the professions, document/web design, or visual rhetoric. Teaching load is 2-2. Responsibilities also include service on dissertation committees. Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or closely allied field is required."

See also: Link to Chronicle ad

Deadline: Review of applications begins Nov. 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/23 via post w/ AA form (x3)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Web conferencing interview scheduled 12/6 X 2

Campus interview scheduled: Two campus interviews have been scheduled as of 1/2011

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • If you make it to the interview round, be sure you understand what they mean by "mentoring grad students" when you are asked to speak about it. This is, I've been told, as well as experienced first hand, a question asked and incorrectly answered for more than a decade. Mentoring = training/leading TA instructors in a given teaching arena in the department; these are courses on teaching, not working with grad students on dissertations.
  • Job has been filled.

Regis University (CO)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/22):

The English Department of Regis University invites application for the position of Writing Director. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition is required. The Director administers writing across the curriculum along with instruction of, and training for, 25 sections of the freshman writing seminar taught by faculty across the disciplines. Experience with assessment of student writing outcomes is required. This position includes a 2/2 teaching load: two sections of freshman writing seminar in the fall, one section of Basic Writing and one upper-level writing course (e.g. Rhetoric, Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting) in the spring. Will work closely with the Writing Center Director and be housed in the English Department. Department Chair: Dr. David Hicks; dhicks@regis.edu. To apply for this position, submit an application at https://jobs.regis.edu. Hiring decisions are pending final budgetary approval. Application reviews will begin December 3, 2010.

Regis University in Denver, Colorado is a Catholic liberal arts institution in the Jesuit educational tradition. The University seeks to examine dominant societal values and major areas of knowledge so that our graduates might become articulate and persuasive leaders in the service of others.

Deadline: Review begins Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 1/6/10 X3

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: three campus visits have been scheduled

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query: Is this search still in progress?

I received an email 1/6/11 requesting official graduate transcripts and other materials;

Someone I know was offered this position.

Russell Sage CollegeEdit

From MLA JIL:

The Sage Colleges seeks a specialist in Rhetoric and Composition for a tenure track position beginning Fall 2011. The qualified candidate will teach a variety of writing and rhetoric courses. Teaching load is 3-4. The candidate must have an earned doctorate in English, experience teaching at the undergraduate level, and evidence of active scholarship. Position pending approval. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; a generous benefit package includes a tuition waiver for employees and dependents. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, CV, and dossier including three letters of support to: Dr. David A. Salomon, Chair, Department of English and Modern Languages, The Sage Colleges, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180. . . For additional information about position and qualifications, visit the Employment section of the Sage website, http://www.sage.edu.

See also: Ad in Chronicle

Deadline: Review begins immediately, but deadline for applications is November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: November 15 (via email) x3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: received an e-mail February 3 for scheduling a Skype interview x 2

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled for the week of 3/14 (see below); scheduled for week of 3/21; scheduled for mid-April

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I wonder if the funding for this line did not come through. I haven't heard anything since receipt of materials notice. Anyone else hear anything?

Campus interview scheduled the week of March 14.

Ryerson University-ProComEdit

The School of Professional Communication (ProCom) invites applications for a tenure-stream position commencing August 1, 2011 at the Assistant Professor level, subject to final budgetary approval. ProCom contributes research and teaching expertise to the Faculty of Communication & design (FCAD) and Ryerson University in the area of professional communication. FCAD focuses on programs in communication, design and the performing arts and works closely with professional groups in Toronto, Canada's cultural and business centre. We seek candidates holding a PhD in Professional Communication, Communication Studies,
or a related field. Applicants should have a record of published research and successful teaching. This record should reflect demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas—Rhetoric, Linguistics, Communication Theory, Discourse Analysis, Critical Media Studies—as related to professional communication. Experience teaching large classes will be valuable. The successful candidate will actively participate in the academic life of ProCom, the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), and the University and will teach and supervise students in ProCom's Master's program in addition to undergraduate
courses.

Deadline: The review of applications will begin December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: December 2 (via email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/12 stating position has been filled. Congrats whoever you are.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per 4/12 rejection.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Just to confirm: nobody has heard anything about this job? I haven't but maybe others have and aren't posting?

News? Anyone?

-Nothing as of Feb 1st.
-As of Feb 10, they say they are "actively reviewing the candidates for the position." Not sure if this means reading applications or actually interviewing.
- It is now Feb 28 -- has anyone heard anything?
Nope. (March 4)
Anything? (March 11)

Ryerson University-EnglishEdit

The Department of English (www.ryerson.ca/english) invites application for a position in Rhetoric, at the Assistant Professor rank, effective August 1, 2011, subject to final budgetary approval. The required qualifications include an earned PhD in Rhetoric, English or a related discipline, and a demonstrated record of excellent research and teaching. We are seeking a scholar with a focus in rhetorical theory, history and criticism, whose research and teaching might fulfil one or more of the following areas of specialization: rhetoric of race, ethnicity, sex, gender or sexuality; rhetoric of science and technology; visual rhetoric; literary rhetoric; rhetoric of religion; culture and media; writing and composition. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach in programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. On our campus, located in downtown Toronto, we teach a diverse range of students in a dynamic environment that fosters interdisciplinary opportunities and creative pedagogies. The Department offers a BA in English (launching September 2011) and an MA in Literatures of Modernity. We also contribute to 3 inter-departmental programs: a humanities BA in Arts and Contemporary Studies, and graduate programs in Communication and Culture (MA/PhD) and Immigration and Settlement Studies (MA). The current teaching load is 2/3 with further release for graduate supervisions.

LINK

Deadline: The review of applications will begin December 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received by email, 12/14 x 5

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/19, saying offer has been accepted

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 3/2

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per rejection notice.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query: Nu?

Just to confirm: nobody has heard anything about this job? I haven't, but maybe others have and aren't posting?

A: As of Jan 21 I also have heard nothing. Anyone else?
A: As of Jan 25 I heard nothing. Has anybody tried to contact the chair for a time-line? (X2)
A: Feb 9: Heard from chair. Shortlist has been created and interviews are being conducted.

Saginaw Valley State University (MI)Edit

Tenure-track appointment with emphasis in Composition. Minimum Qualifications: ABD or Ph.D. in English or closely related field; demonstrated research interest in issues tied to first-year writing; commitment to innovative teaching, with heavy emphasis on first-year writing.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Writing sample and teaching materials 11/2 (X3)

Rejection Letter: via e mail, 11/19

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/13 x 2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Note: This position is a 4/4 load, according to their website.

Saint Louis UniversityEdit

LINK

"full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, specializing in Technical Writing, with interest in new media."

Deadline: November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: via email on 10/14

Request for Additional Materials: 11/10, 11/16, 11/18

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA, by phone, Dec. 8

Campus interview scheduled: campus visits beginning 1/18 - 3 candidates

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made & accepted, 2nd week of Feb.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Is this information about the campus interviews from the MLA interview, or have they been scheduled?

A: Visits have been scheduled.

  • That wasn't what I wanted to hear, but thanks for the clarification. :/

Salem State University (MA)Edit

From MLA JIL:

The Department of English at Salem State University seeks a composition specialist (rank open) for a full-time tenure-track position beginning in September 2011. Administrative responsibilities will include coordinating all aspects of the department's first-year composition program. Teaching assignments will include first-year composition classes and other classes (both undergraduate and graduate) in the candidate's areas of expertise. The standard teaching load is eight classes per year (four classes per semester), but the first-year writing coordinator will receive at least half time release. Required qualifications include: a doctoral degree in English or a closely related field; a dissertation or significant publications on any aspect of college-level writing instruction; expertise in designing and implementing a first-year composition curriculum; expertise in training composition instructors; evidence of excellence in teaching students to compose in electronic environments; and evidence of ongoing research that will lead to significant publications about any aspect of composition studies. Preferred qualifications include: several years of experience coordinating a composition program; expertise in designing composition classes that use Web 2.0 applications; expertise in writing assessment and/or placement; and expertise in preparing developmental writers for college writing. To see the full list of benefits, review the complete job description and to apply online, please visit www.salemstate.edu (Search by Department: English).

See also: Ad at HigherEdJobs.com

Link to University Job Site

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/15 via email X3 (both phone and F2F options offered)

Campus interview scheduled:campus visit scheduled 2/7

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Some interesting assessment reports regarding the first-year comp program available here: http://w3.salemstate.edu/~pbeauvais/resources.html

They might give job candidates some sense of the program and its faculty.

NOTE: Thanks to whomever posted that link. Very helpful.

Q on 2/1: Any campus visits scheduled?

Scripps CollegeEdit

LINK

"tenure-track Director of the Writing Program. Appointment will be at the advanced assistant professor level. . . . The teaching load is five courses per year, with one course release to direct the Writing Program. Advising and thesis supervision are expected from tenured and tenure-track appointments. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities Program is expected. While the candidate’s disciplinary focus is open, their primary area of interest and expertise must be writing."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2010 and continue until the search is completed.

Acknowledgment received: 10/18 x1

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: via email on 11/23

Offer accepted: yes, heard second-hand.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Is it true there's an inside candidate for this job?
  • Yes, I have heard there is. But what I don't know: did the inside candidate actually get the job? A: Yes.

Shawnee State University (multiple positions)Edit

TO APPLY: Please submit hard copies of application materials to: Dr. Tim Scheurer, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH 45662 or electronic materials to lplummer@shawnee.edu. Candidates must specify the position they are applying for in their application materials in order to be fully considered.Application packets for each position must include letter of application, curriculum vita, 1-2 page essay on teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 1, 2011. Official transcripts and background check are required prior to hire.

Shawnee State University is an open admission, primarily undergraduate state university in southern Ohio with a mixed student population of traditional and nontraditional students numbering 4,200. Additional information about SSU is available at www.shawnee.edu.

The Department of English and Humanities at SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY, PORTSMOUTH, OH, is accepting applications for five (5) full-service, continuing contract (tenure track) positions, beginning Fall 2011 (pending available funding). Standard teaching load is 12 hours (4 courses) per semester with additional responsibilities to include student advising, committee service, and participation in departmental activities.

1) Composition/Writing Center Director – Teach English composition courses and direct the Reading and Writing Center. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English with a specialty in Rhetoric and Composition required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Three years of full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and professional activity in composition through coursework, publications, presentations, and/or attendance at conferences. Desirable: Experience working with computer-assisted instruction, working in writing centers, and working in an open-admission educational setting. Address applications to Composition/Writing Center Director Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

2) Communication/Composition - Teach intro to mass communications, public speaking, interpersonal and intercultural communications, oral interpretation of literature, and first-year composition courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in Communications or related field required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Three years full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and service on college committees. Desirable: Ability to teach feminist rhetoric and screenwriting. Address applications to Communication/Composition Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

3) Composition/ESL/Linguistics - Teach English composition (for native and non-native speakers) and introductory linguistics courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English or Linguistics with a specialty in ESL required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Two years of full-time college teaching experience (preferably in composition and ESL programs) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Desirable: Fluency and teaching experience in a foreign language. Teaching introductory foreign language courses is a possibility. Address applications to Composition/ESL/Linguistics Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line. NOTE: This position is also posted at TESOL/Applied Linguistics 2011

4) Composition/Comparative Literature –Teach composition courses, World Literature, Western and Non-Western Civilization and Literature courses. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Two years of full-time college teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and credentials and teaching experience in composition and English literature or comparative literature. Desirable: Teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field (such as history and literature) and fluency and teaching experience in a foreign language. Teaching introductory foreign language courses is a possibility. Address applications to Composition/Comparative Literature Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

5) Composition and American/Ethnic American Literature - Teach courses in composition, American literature, and African American literature. Qualifications: PhD (Assistant Professor) or ABD (Senior Instructor) in English required by August 1, 2011. Also required: Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Desirable: Two years of full-time college teaching experience, expertise and teaching experience in cultural studies or film and/or young adult or children’s literature. Address applications to Composition and American/Ethnic American Literature Search Committee; for electronic submissions, use the committee name as the subject line.

Candidates must specify the position they are applying for in their application materials in order to be fully considered. Application packets for each position must include letter of application, curriculum vita, 1-2 page essay on teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received on or before March 1, 2011. Official transcripts and background check are required prior to hire.

LINK 1, ad for 5 positions below

LINK 2: ad for 3 developmental English positions, applications due April 1

Deadline: Review Begins March 1

Acknowledgment received: 3/21

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 3/29

Campus interview scheduled: 4/4 (for position 3)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted for position 3

NOTES AND QUERIES: To the individual(s) who had phone and/or campus interviews scheduled-- which of the 8 positions were you applying? Please specify track.

Campus interview scheduled for Composition/ESL/Linguistics

Also posted at Generalist 2011

Explanation of positions circulated by email: "Due to five retirements, two deaths, and one resignation, the Department of English and Humanities at Shawnee State University is extremely short-handed this year. A composite ad for the first five positions was published on February 3, and our response rate has been lower than is typical. I realize the ad came out late, and I realize that an advertisement for that many positions can be seen as a red flag (a sign that there's terribly something wrong with Shawnee that has caused a mass exodus from our department). I also realize that many times, there is a surge of applications right before the deadline (we stated that the review of applications would begin March 1). Unfortunately, our second composite ad (for the remaining three positions) was just published this week (review to begin April 1). Now I'm worried that those last-minute applications won't materialize because potential applicants will assume that our funding was cut, that we have three jobs instead of five, and that the jobs we do have aren't as desirable as the ones we originally posted. We really do have 8 open positions! If you know anyone who would be interested in one of the following positions, please pass the ad along and encourage him/her to apply. Thanks, Debra Knutson Chair, Department of English and Humanities Shawnee State University Portsmouth, OH 45662"

Shepherd University (WV)Edit

FROM MLA JIL:

"The Department of English and Modern Languages at Shepherd University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition with employment beginning in August 2011. Although ABDs will be considered, candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by hire date. In addition to teaching all levels of classes (first-year general studies courses through upper-division seminars), the successful candidate for this position will serve as Director of Composition, supervising composition faculty and managing program assessment. The position carries a (reduced) teaching load of three classes per semester. Candidates with teacher certification, experience in administering composition programs, and in assessment are especially encouraged to apply. Shepherd University is a public, liberal arts institution located in Shepherdstown, WV, a picturesque community 75 miles west of Washington, DC. Qualified individuals can apply for this position at https://jobs.shepherd.edu. Applicants should to include cover letter, CV, list of graduate courses taken, and statement of teaching philosophy. Complete application packages due October 29. A short list of candidates will be interviewed by phone in December."

Request for Additional Materials: email request for writing sample and dossier (11/10)x2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/3

Campus interview scheduled: mid-January

Offer accepted: position filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Siena College (NY)Edit

Link

"tenure-track position in Composition/Rhetoric and Oral Communications"

Deadline: The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 8, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: received e-mail 10/22

Request for Additional Materials: received e-mail 10/22

Rejection Letter: email 1/5 says position has been filled x3

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/10 (scheduled for week of 11/15-11/19) x2

Campus interview scheduled: interviews were in early December

Offer made: Offer made mid-december

Offer accepted: yes, per 1/5 email.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Southern Utah UniversityEdit

Chronicle

Assistant Professor/Director of Composition (tenure-track; contingent on funding), Southern Utah University. In addition to Director responsibilities, teaches 3-3 load of introductory and advanced composition classes. Starts August 16, 2011. Recent Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric required. ABD applicants will be considered, but must successfully defend by August contract date. Demonstrated success in teaching university composition courses at lower-division level. Preference given to candidates with one or more of the following: recent experience as composition director or assistant director; recent published work in composition pedagogy; ESL teaching experience. Complete details/apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu. Contact: Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.

Deadline: First consideration of applications: March 21, 2011; open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:yes

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

St. John Fisher (NY)Edit

"tenure track position in English. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition or English with a strong focus on rhetoric/composition (degree in hand by September 2011) and should be prepared to teach introductory and upper level courses in writing and rhetoric. A specialty in the history of rhetoric and writing pedagogy is desirable. Successful teaching experience is essential."

LINK

Deadline: 11/01/2010

Acknowledgment received: 11/8/2010 (email thanking for application; they expect to request further materials in late November) (x3)

Request for Additional Materials: 11/28 (email: writing sample, sample syllabus, dossier) x2

Rejection Letter:

Offer accepted: offer has been made and accepted according to email from dept chair 2/7

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Stay away from this English department! Some nice folks there, but they let one faculty member walk all over them, and she's terrible (and racist).

  • Well . . . I'm actually in this department, and I certainly don't know who you could be talking about. Might you be someone who applied to this department in the past and wasn't hired or have been an adjunct not hired back for the next semester? It's hard to judge your negative comment because it can't be put in context (unless you feel like supplying one). Were you ever a member of the department? Heard some story second hand? All I'll say is that every department has its "personalities," but what you report doesn't mesh with my experience.
  • I have a feeling the first comment was posted by whoever wrote up his or her interview / campus visit experience on the "universities to fear" page. I find that page frustrating because rarely are years given, so it's difficult to gauge whether or not things may have changed.
  • From the edit history of the fear page, this is someone who did not get the job last year and, in my view, is perhaps confusing someone's bark with bite (there are lots of people with big barks in the world). Racist or not racist comments are not something I can speak to because I did not witness the exchange described on that entry.
  • Is there a reason, though, that this is the third year in a row that there's a comp/rhet opening? Just curious.
  • I was on the job market last year and had a campus interview. As I recall, the comments of universities to fear was already there (and removed and reposted). In my experience, this was not the case whatsoever. All faculty members were friendly and collegial--and that continued after the visit was concluded. From what I learned while there, SJF is commited to growing the Writing faculty, and this was a planned hire (and they did hire last year).
  • Yes. Fisher has run 2 successful searches in the past 2 years. This is the 3rd search, for a 3rd Rhet-Comp line.

St. John's University (NY)Edit

The Institute is seeking applications for one programmatic tenure track position to teach English Composition. Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Robert Pecorella, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Core Studies, Bent Hall, Room 273. Or email: pecorelr@stjohns.edu. St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. We offer a competitive compensation program and comprehensive benefits to meet the diverse needs of our workforce.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 12/09)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: received 2/15, 2/25 (x2)

Rejection Letter: Postcard via mail (2/3). They couldn't pay for an envelope? It broadcasts the rejection for all the world to see! :-)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: CCCC interview scheduled (3/30)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Stanford University - Lecturers for Program in Writing & RhetoricEdit

Ad in Chronicle

The Program in Writing & Rhetoric (PWR), a program within The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education seeks a number of highly qualified lecturers to develop and teach intensive first and second-year writing courses. As one of the largest Silicon Valley employers, we educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, award-winning research and teaching.

PWR manages courses that fulfill the undergraduate writing and rhetoric requirement, offering approximately 200 courses a year taught seminar/workshop style in classes of 15 students each. These small classes emphasize the development of each student's analytical and research-based writing and explore writing, rhetoric, and research from a range of perspectives. A second course in the requirement includes increased attention to the interweaving of writing and technology and to the study and development of oral and multimedia texts to expand students' understanding of contemporary language and argument. Applicants with experience and interests in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Lecturers in PWR are responsible for developing syllabi for their sections in accord with course and assignment guidelines developed by PWR governance. Lecturers also participate in professional development activities including formal training in rhetoric, composition, and writing pedagogy. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate student instructors, service on program committees, and work in the Hume Writing Center. Lecturers will join a lively community of teachers, writers, and researchers, including Stanford faculty, other lecturers, and graduate students from a range of disciplines. Further information about the program can be found at http://pwr.stanford.edu

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Candidates should hold an advanced degree in English Studies (Ph.D. preferred) or a related field and have demonstrated excellence and strong interests in the teaching of writing; candidates with graduate training in other fields will be considered if they have particular interests in the teaching of writing and the field of rhetoric and composition.

Appointment Terms: Initial appointments will be made for a term of 1 year beginning September 1, 2011 for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. Appointments may be renewable contingent on satisfactory performance and programmatic need. Salary range is $56,000-$60,000.

To Apply: Please send a letter of application (outlining your experience and interests in the teaching of writing and the field of rhetoric and composition), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy statement, syllabi for writing courses, assignments, and evaluations by January 28, 2011 to Professor Nicholas Jenkins, Faculty Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, 590 Escondido Mall, Sweet Hall Third Floor, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2069.

Deadline: Jan. 28, 2011

Acknowledgment received: Letter confirming receipt of complete application arrived on 2/14 (x4)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: received by mail, 3/14 x2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: x4

Campus interview scheduled: 4/13

Offer made: 4/20

Offer accepted: 4/21

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Is it just me or is their acknowledgment letter the coolest thing ever? To me, it represents an exemplary model for how institutional hiring should go.---- I totally agree. It made me feel like a person.

  • I agree. The letter was thorough: they've got (or need) materials, the search is going to take some time but we'll keep you informed, etc. Much, much better than some places you never hear from until you get a reject letter.
  • Did anybody else NOT get an acknowledgment letter? I'm still waiting for mine... 3/9. (x2)

How are phone interview requests being communicated? Via e-mail message or by phone call? Phone calls to set-up Skype interviews. After Skype interviews final candidates will be invited for campus visits.

Are there applicants for these positions who have NOT received a rejection letter (or e-mail) and NOT received an invitation for a phone interview? I assume that more than a few of us are in this situation. (x3)

  • Anyone have any idea what this might mean?
  • I'm guessing that we are in a holding pattern at present (as of 4-8-2011). They may be determining exactly how many spots need to be filled (from departing lecturers) or they have completed the first round of interviews (as indicated above) and have invited the finalists from that group to campus before extending offers. If this is the case, I am hoping that they opt to keep our applications active in the event spots open later in the spring or during the summer.
  • I'm in this group and I just received a rejection letter by US Mail. Best of luck to everyone else in consideration. This is a very classy school and the Program's approach to conducting a job search was impressive. I appreciate their willingness to treat each applicant like a human being. (Entry submitted on 4/14/2011)
  • no communications, positive or negative, of any kind yet from the Program (4/22) (x3)

SUNY CantonEdit

SUNY Canton seeks Instructors/Assistant Professors of English for multiple full-time, tenure track positions beginning Fall 2011. The successful candidates will be able to teach in at least one of the following areas: written communication, composition, basic writing, ESL, writing for the World Wide Web, creative writing, and/or public speaking. Interest in writing program administration or writing studies is an asset. Responsibilities vary by position but include teaching face-to-face and online plus curriculum development, student advising, active scholarship, and participation in governance.

QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree in composition or related field is preferred and required for continuing appointment. Two or more years of experience teaching composition at the college level is a plus. Candidates having a master's degree will be considered.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (posted 11/10/10)

Acknowledgment received: 12/15

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/9 post;

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: HAS ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS JOB POSTING? ZERO COMMUNICATION FROM THE SEARCH COMMITTEE THUS FAR, DESPITE SEVERAL EFFORTS TO CONTACT... (3/23)

SUNY CortlandEdit

From MLA JIL (12/3):

SUNY Cortland seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in New Media, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing, starting August 2011. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load in the undergraduate Professional Writing major located in the School of Arts and Sciences. Opportunities exist to teach undergraduate and graduate writing at all levels with particular emphasis on courses in new media theory and practice, rhetoric, and print and online publishing, as well as science writing and grant writing. The opportunity also exists to work with SUNY Cortland's National Writing Project site.

More information about the Professional Writing and Cortland National Writing Projects is available at: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/english/professional-writing.dot and http://cortland.edu/svwp.

Ph. D. in rhetoric and composition, professional writing, technical communication or related fields by time of appointment, record of teaching excellence, and evidence of scholarly potential required. Publications and teaching experience in New Media Studies and experience with National Writing Project desirable.

For consideration and application instructions, please apply online at: https://jobs.cortland.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52365.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 18, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA Interview Request 12/22 x2; MLA interview scheduled (phone call) 12/27

Campus interview scheduled:scheduled by phone (2/15) for early March

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Syracuse University (Composition Studies)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

The Writing Program at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Composition studies with the following areas of secondary interest/specialization also welcome: community literacy studies, histories and theories of composition, writing across the curriculum, writing assessment, writing centers, writing pedagogy and curriculum development, and writing program administration. . . . Applicants must complete a confidential, online summary at https://www.sujobopps.com. (JOB # 026805)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: email 11/22x2

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled 12/10 for week of 12/13 - 12/17

Campus interview scheduled: 12/20 for Jan. '11

Offer made: Has an offer been made?

Offer accepted: heard it was accepted around 3/5

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Syracuse University (Ethnic Rhetorics)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

The Writing Program at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Ethnic Rhetorics with the following areas of secondary interest/specialization also welcome: digital literacies, literacy studies, histories and theories of rhetorics, and visual rhetorics. . . Applicants must complete a confidential, online summary at https://www.sujobopps.com. (JOB # 026814)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/18--

Campus interview scheduled: 12/01--

Offer made: 12/22

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Tarleton State (TX)Edit

LINK

"Assistant Professor of English. Technical writing and professional communication. Candidates will have expertise in technical communication theory and pedagogy, related software applications, and instructional technology. PhD in English with an emphasis in technical communication or rhetoric required. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the department's Technical Writing degree program. . . Application information can be found at http://www.tarleton.edu/hr/prospective/index.html , "Employment Opportunities" link."

Deadline: No Deadline Stated (posted in Chronicle 9/22/10)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview on 10/27 x 2

Offer accepted: yes (see below)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Any news / rumors / gossip on this since the October update?

A: position filled (Feb. 15) according to the Tarleton State HR.

According to the HR site, I applied for this job on March 16 of last year and got a rejection today (Feb.15, 2011--the first communication that I've had with them). I love how that they expect you to devote lots of time to your documents but that they cannot send a simple rejection or update email. Not like I was holding my breath, but still. :-)

Texas A&M University—Corpus ChristiEdit

From MLA JIL (12/10):

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Rhetoric/Composition or Linguistics with a specialization in second language acquisition/writing, starting August 2011. Secondary specialization in at least one of the following areas is required: grammar, English education, basic writing, and/or writing centers. The strongest candidates will have teaching experience, will engage in research, and will be able contribute to departmental and university service. PhD required at time of appointment. Application materials must include: (a) statement of teaching philosophy and research goals; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) graduate transcripts; and (d) three letters of recommendation. Apply online: https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu. The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applicants submitting all requested documentation by January 3, 2011.

Deadline: Jan. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: email received to set up phone interview (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: (x3)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Rumor has it, this job has filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES: Is this a *new* tenure line? This university has had a number of short-term tenure-track rhet/comp hires over the years, but none of them stay longer than a year. Anyone know what's going on?

A: This is NOT a new tenure line. The TT R/C hires (there have been at least five in the last decade) have all been told that their contract wasn't being renewed after their first year or two (and for no reason). It seems the department *thinks* it likes bold, smart thinking in R/C scholars, but once the person actually gets on campus, it's a totally different story. I only know this second-hand, but given that I know two of the fired TT people, I'm telling all my PhD students to **stay away**.


Note: The author of the "Answer" indicates she or he "knows" the information in the post"second hand." I am sorry to inform the author that there is very little factual basis for the assertions posed in the question or in the (admittedly based on second hand information) answer that follows. Libelous and slanderous comments are easily made on anonymous forums such as this. People are not accountable for what they say, and, unlike some social media forums, there is no "report abuse" button. I appreciate the author's honesty in admitting that she or he does not have first hand information. I encourage the author or anyone else who reads this and has concerns to contact the many successful rhetoric and composition specialists at TAMUCC to learn what an innovative and supportive place it is to teach, to be a scholar, and to work. It is truly one of the best places in acadme to work.

  • Question for this commenter: Do you happen to know what is up with the recent hires at this school? Are these new positions or is this just run-of-the-mill turnover?
  • Yes, this "answer" seems more defenisive, like one written by a search committee chair, than an answer that, well, actually answers the question. Why have so many people been leaving this position so often over the last ten years or so? I know one person who worked here, and this person refuses to talk about it. Perhaps the person who wrote this note is scaring people into silence with all of this talk of libel? I have been in academia ling enough to question this. I, too, am advising my students on the market to keep this off of their list until there is an actual answer. Also, "academe" is misspelled.
  • I keep up with the job lists since I have students on the market, and it does seem like the number of times this ad has come up does not equal the number of specialists in the department. I'm at MLA now and met someone who used to teach at this school. This person, too, hemmed and hawed and seemed unwilling to talk about it what their time there was like.

As the chair of the English department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (and chair of the present search committee), I feel that I must address the misinformation I found on this site. Our English Department has 9 R/C faculty lines; eight of the 9 R/C faculty have been here for 5 years or more (2/3 of them have been here for more than 10 years); all 8 have been tenured and promoted. We are seeking a replacement for the other line. Our focus in hiring is to find the best fit for the position. We look for an individual who will be with us for several years and help build the English department’s ongoing strengths and prominence. When anyone joins the faculty, both that person and the department hope for the best match, but sometimes personal decisions or departmental objectives and expectations come into play that cause us to reopen the search. Our Rhetoric and Composition scholars are dedicated to the mission of TAMUC-CC and especially to the students that we serve. I invite anybody with questions about this position or about the department to contact me in person. Nancy Sullivan, nancy.sullivan@tamucc.edu

  • Hmmm, I'm still not sure how this answers the question about why one line keeps opening up and why, when asked, the previous people in the position seem very, very uncomfortable, not citing personal reasons or anything specific. Do "departmental objectives and expectations" allow for people not to have their contacts renewed before their tenure year? That's not the case at my school. Is it the case at this one?
  • Wow! After reading all this, I don't think that I would want to work there. I personally did not find the chair's message convincing and clear enough.

Texas Woman's UniversityEdit

LINK

"Tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of English to direct First-year Composition program and teach in the candidate's area of expertise."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: Via email: 11/3 (X3)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled by email on 12/15

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 for first week of Feb.

Offer made: Yes.

Offer accepted: Yes.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Will you update this site after the phone interview? Thanks!

Towson University, VAP (multiple positions)Edit

Chronicle

Visiting Assistant Professor of English. One-year appointment, with possible one-year extension, beginning August 2011.

Available positions:

  • British Literature specialist, any period;
  • American Literature specialist, any period;
  • Technical Writing specialist: areas of teaching specialization may include information design; design, layout, and production; or web-based writing and design;
  • Professional Writing specialist: sub-fields may include business writing, grant writing, editing, related fields of writing for the workplace, or advanced composition.

All candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of a promising research agenda. Four-course load each semester. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline must be conferred by time of appointment. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Professor H. George Hahn, Chair, English Department, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252-0001. Deadline June 9 2011. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: June 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Generalist 2011

Towson University (MD) (2 positions)Edit

Position 1:

"Tenure-track appointment starting August 2011. Professional Writing specialist. Sub-fields may include business writing, grant writing, communication for the nonprofit sector, editing, and related fields of writing for the workplace. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of a promising research agenda. Three-course load each semester for initial three-year appointment; load afterwards dependent upon scholarly productivity."

LINK

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: Oct 1 letter x1; Nov. 15

Request for Additional Materials: 11/17 (email) x3

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 1/4

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about these positions???

A (3/6): I heard that for one of these positions an offer was made and accepted, but I'm not sure which one. Sorry...

A (4/27): Don't know if this is related to these specific positions, but several VAP positions (including Tech and Professional Writing) have just been advertised in the Chronicle (see post above).

Position 2:

"Assistant Professor - English, Technical Writing Specialist. Tenure-track appointment starting August 2011. Areas of specialization may include information design; design, layout, and production; or web-based writing and design."

LINK

Deadline: Nov. 8

Acknowledgment received: Oct 1 letter x1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Unity College (Maine)Edit

Unity College seeks a Director of Writing at the rank of assistant professor who will teach writing courses at different levels and provide leadership and coordination in developing a unified, college-wide plan for writing, including writing across the curriculum and assessment of student writing. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop courses that reflect his or her individual area of expertise.

The normal teaching load at Unity is 21 credit hours per year, but the position’s Writing Director duties will carry some release time.

Requirements: The position requires a Ph.D. in Rhetoric/Composition or its equivalent.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Rejection email 2/16

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview requested (12/3); Follow-up phone interview scheduled for 12/17. Following 2nd phone interview, they say they will deliberate and call about campus visits after 1/10.

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit (1/28).

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Is this the same job that was posted last year? Or did that one fill? I believe it's the same job as last year.
  • Any word post-phone-interview? (1/15)

University of Alabama at BirminghamEdit

From MLA JIL (11/05):

Entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition with specialization in professional writing and communication technologies. PhD in rhetoric and composition, professional communication, or related field must be completed by 15 August 2011 starting date. College-level teaching experience required. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as rhetoric and technology, digital communication and publishing, and composition. 3/3 course load.

Our 40+ member department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in a nationally ranked teaching and research urban university of 17,000 students. Review of applications will begin on 22 November. Send letter and c.v. to Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Department of English, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1260. Requests for writing samples and dossiers will be made after our initial screening. Preliminary interviews at MLA. Visit us at www.uab.edu/english.

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 22

Acknowledgment received: 1 Dec via post

Request for Additional Materials: Dec. 1 (transcripts, writing sample LORs) x5

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA Interview Request via Email 12/18 x3

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled by phone for end of Jan. x2

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Received note from chair that they have suspended the search without making a hire.

University of Alabama, HuntsvilleEdit

From MLA JIL (1/7):

The University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks an Assistant Professor in technical communication, beginning fall 2011. Ph.D. by time of appointment. The teaching load is five courses (3/2), reflecting a course release for directing and growing our graduate and undergraduate programs in technical communication. Applicants should be interested in teaching first-year composition, sophomore business writing, and graduate classes in the theory and practice of technical communication. Knowledge of defense and aerospace industries and their writing, standards, and processes desirable. Send letter, vita and contact information for three references, including name, address, phone number and email address, by March 1, 2011, to Dr. Daniel Schenker, Chair, Dept. of English, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899.

Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


University of ArkansasEdit

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The Department of English at the University of Arkansas is seeking to hire a Director of Composition at the Associate Professor level with tenure. This is a twelve-month, full-time position that involves supervision of the department’s composition program as well as the supervision and mentoring of roughly eighty teaching assistants. Qualifications include a completed Ph.D., significant administrative experience as a director or associate director of a program in composition/rhetoric, significant research in the field, and excellence in teaching. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in January.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A letter of application, vita, letters of recommendation, and a full dossier including all supporting materials should be sent to Joseph Candido, Chair, Department of English, Kimpel Hall 333, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Deadline: The application deadline is December 15.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/18 (via phone)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of British ColumbiaEdit

From MLA JIL (3/11/11):

The Department of English at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus invites applications for a limited-term position of Assistant Professor without review with a specialty in History and Theory of Rhetoric. Research and teaching interest in rhetoric of science and/or medicine would be an asset. The successful applicant must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2011) in Rhetoric (or a suitable field) and show evidence of productive research; s/he will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level and serve on some committees.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a letter of application, an example of their published research, a current CV containing full contact information, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should arrange for two confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray, Head, Department of English, University of British Columbia, 397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.

This position is for one year only, commencing 1 July 2011. Complete applications (paper copies only) and reference letters (may be sent via email to Angela.Kaija@ubc.ca) must be postmarked by 15 April 2011.

Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: www.english.ubc.ca. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates from this group are encouraged to self-identify.

Deadline: April 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 5/6

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of California, IrvineEdit

The Department of English at the University of California, Irvine, seeks an associate professor to fill the UCI Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Communication. We define rhetoric and communication broadly, as the study of how language frames and influences the thoughts and actions of diverse communities. Research and teaching could address the history, theory, practice, or pedagogy of rhetoric; a variety of print or media cultures; rhetoric in the formation and practice of cognate fields such as composition, English, American, or transnational literatures. Application procedure: upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/.

Deadline: Review begins December 15, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: heard second-hand that an offer has been made here (early April)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

10/27/10: position announced in Chronicle, but not yet posted on UCI's employment page: http://www.uci.edu/employment

11/03/10: full position announcement posted on H-Net

UC Merced (Merritt Writing Program, Lecturers)Edit

Pending university approval for new hires, the Merritt Writing Program at UC Merced is seeking experienced teachers of composition, technical or science writing, writing in the disciplines or professions, and related fields. Of particular interest are candidates with experience working with first-generation students and English-language learners. All Merritt Writing Program appointments staff lower- and upper-division writing courses, including required composition courses and writing-intensive sections of required general education courses. Full-time Lecturers in the Merritt Writing Program teach five courses annually with section enrollment capped at 20 students. See http://www.ucmerced.edu for further information about the campus and community [...]

A record of teaching excellence that demonstrates broad experience working with students of different abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and educational attainment, including international or immigrant students; a record of scholarly achievement pertinent to the teaching of writing preferred; familiarity with general education curricula. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree desired; exceptions may be made for comparable experience. Full- and part-time appointments are available. Full-time Lecturers hired in this national search will receive one-year contracts with possibility of renewal. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreements [...]

Acknowledgement:

Dossier request:

Phone interview: Scheduled 4/29

Campus interview:

Offer Made: 7/20/2011

Offer Accepted: Yes

NOTES:Any news on this one?????????? (6/20) I almost hate to ask :(

UC San Diego (Writing Center Director) Edit

H-Net

DESCRIPTION A new Writing Center at the University of California, San Diego seeks applicants for a Director/Academic Coordinator. This is an opportunity to participate in the creation of a new writing center at a Research I institution with a diverse student body. At UC San Diego, the institutional structure of undergraduate education is unique in that there are six colleges which constitute relatively independent learning and living communities with different GE requirements and writing programs. The writing center will provide peer tutoring services for academic writing to lower and upper division undergraduate students, primarily through the training and employment of undergraduate tutors. Development of the new writing center will be generally overseen by the Council of Provosts, comprised of the chief administrators of the six colleges.

For information regarding the UC San Diego undergraduate colleges: http://www.ucsd.edu/prospective-students/colleges.index.html Under the direction of the Chair of the Council of Provosts, the Writing Center Director’s responsibilities include the development and day-to-day administration of the new writing center.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: interview, hire, train, and supervise undergraduate tutors; meet regularly with tutors; supervise writing center administrative assistant; develop Center policies; oversee short and long-term planning; conduct outreach to university faculty and the campus at large; develop and facilitate writing workshops; maintain pertinent records; and develop assessment tools for tracking the Center’s use and efficacy. The director is expected to meet regularly with administrators from the college writing programs to discuss issues pertinent to the unique writing requirements of each writing program. The training and supervision of undergraduate tutors constitutes a teaching component of the position that is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

QUALIFICATIONS Advanced degree with an emphasis in Composition or related discipline. Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA preferred · Demonstrated experience in designing and teaching composition courses · Experience coordinating a writing center, including training and supervising of peer tutors · Experience in writing center evaluation and assessment. · Familiarity with use of technology in writing intensive classes · Professional activities relevant to writing center leadership and administration · Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan and prioritize tasks/projects · Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is an academic year non-tenure track position, renewable annually.

Please reference position number 10-271-AD on all correspondence.

SALARY Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

APPLY Submit a letter of application, current CV, an article-length writing sample, names and addresses of at least three references, and a brief statement of your approach to writing centers, and relevant experience including contributions to diversity to:

Co-Chair, Writing Center Director Search Committee c/o Revelle College Provost, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0321

For primary consideration, applications must be postmarked no later than June 17, 2011

Acknowledgement received:

Dossier request:

Phone interview:

Campus interview:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

University of Central Arkansas (2 Positions)Edit

The Department of Writing invites applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions beginning August 2011.

Position #1: Responsibilities include teaching advanced courses in rhetoric and composition and/or technical communication as well as courses in general education writing. In addition to strong experience teaching general education writing, the successful candidate should have expertise in writing with technology and teaching writing with technologies. The candidate should also have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. Preference will be given to candidates who also have training and experience in technical communication, grant writing, and/or other professional writing. – Minimum Qualifications: College writing teaching experience and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or closely related field.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins December 3, 2010 and will continue until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled December 11

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made: 2/2 (Offer declined: 2/10)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Note: The search appears to remain open, and committee has been contacting additional candidates (3/8).

Position #2: The successful candidate should be a specialist in rhetoric and composition with a primary interest in technical communication. Responsibilities include teaching technical writing and general education writing courses and developing projects supporting technical communication and rhetoric and composition. Professional experience as a technical communicator will be highly considered. The successful candidate should have the capacity to teach, research, advise, and provide leadership. – Minimum Qualifications: College writing teaching experience, experience in technical communication, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, or closely related field.

LINK

Deadline: Review of applications begins December 3, 2010 and will continue until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Central Florida (Lecturers)Edit

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is seeking six instructors to teach primarily first-year composition courses. These 9-month positions will teach four writing courses each fall/spring; service duties are all expected, and may include curriculum development and program assessment.

Ack.: (feb. 22, via email)

Dossier request: (Feb. 25, via email)

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection received: 5/12

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

- Anyone else apply for this gig? Been over a month since the dossier request -- and three weeks since the deadline -- and I haven't heard anything. Wonder if they've established a sufficient applicant pool...</p>

- Got an acknowledgement from HR quickly, then crickets. I didn't even get a dossier request. Oh, well.

University of Central Florida (Composition Director)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The newly formed Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida is seeking an assistant professor to direct its Composition Program. Applicants must have a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited institution at the time of hire and at least two years of experience teaching college composition. Preferred candidates will have a developing record of scholarship relevant to writing program work; a demonstrated ability to administer and assess a first-year writing program; a record of coordinating professional development opportunities for faculty; and a demonstrated commitment to curriculum revision in response to assessment results, students’ changing needs, and the scholarship of the field.

This is a 9-month position with a 2/1 load and a summer administrative stipend, supported by a coordinator and an office assistant. The Director will work closely with the Directors of Writing Outreach Programs, Writing Across the Curriculum, and the University Writing Center to help support the implementation of a comprehensive, vertical writing experience. The Composition Director should be willing to build on the existing vision of ENC 1101, and consider how to revise ENC 1102 with an eye toward transfer of writing- and research-related knowledge. Due to the UCF administration’s recent financial investment in the scholarship and teaching of writing, the Composition Director will be part of a vibrant rhetoric and composition faculty as it also develops a new writing across the curriculum program, corporate consulting services, and a new undergraduate curriculum. As part of this investment, the University has committed funds to convert its adjunct and visiting instructor lines to permanent instructor lines over the next four years. The targeted start date is August 2011, but the position will remain open until filled. To be considered, applicants must apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com (position #37187). In addition to the online application, applicants should send a letter of application, cv, and the names of three references to Composition Director Search, c/o Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, P.O. Box 161345, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1345. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2010. For more information, see http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/ or contact ewardle@mail.ucf.edu.

Deadline: Nov. 26

Offer accepted: ? (see below)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Received a letter stating that the search has been closed (dated 1/24).

The search committee actually reposted this position on the WPA listserv, implying that those that had applied weren't worthy. That's what happens when a program thinks too highly of itself. One sad textbook based on "writing on writing" and the world is not enough. The search, one might safely assume, will be reopened next year and will remain open until someone worthy applies.

- *such* nastiness, and probably uninformed. Attacking someone personally isn't productive. Searches get delayed and booted to the next academic year, all the time and for reasons out of a committee's control. Sigh.

The search was not closed due to funding. Though not the author, not sure what ad hominem attack "sigh" is referring to.

- You were the author. Your IP address is trackable. And let's get this straight. The original author goes after a program for thinking "too highly of itself," and a faculty member for writing a "sad textbook," and my sigh is ad hominem? *Hilarious*.

University of Central Florida (Director of Writing Across the Curriculum)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The newly formed Department of Writing and Rhetoric is searching for an Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of UCF’s new Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field from an accredited institution at the time of hiring, two years of experience teaching writing at the college level, and college-level administrative experience. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated excellence in teaching college-level writing, a developing record of scholarship in WAC and/or writing in the disciplines, a successful track record of administration and assessment relevant to an interdisciplinary writing program, and grant writing experience. This is a 12-month position with a 1-1 teaching load and the expectation of developing and conducting faculty workshops across campus.

The WAC Director will be supported by a coordinator and an office assistant and will work closely with the Directors of Writing Outreach Programs, the University Writing Center, and First-Year Composition to help support the implementation of a comprehensive, vertical writing experience. The WAC Director should have a vision for meeting the changing cross-disciplinary, writing-related needs of faculty and students at a large metropolitan research university. Due to the UCF administration’s recent financial investment in the scholarship and teaching of writing, the new Director will be part of a vibrant rhet/comp faculty as it develops a range of outreach services and a new undergraduate curriculum.

The targeted start date is July 2011, but the position will remain open until filled. To be considered, applicants must apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com (position # 33045). In addition to the online application, applicants should send a letter of application, cv, and the names of three references to WAC Director Search, c/o Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, P.O. Box 161345, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1345.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Central Florida (Three Assistant Professors)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/22):

The newly formed Department of Writing and Rhetoric is searching for three tenure-earning Assistant Professors in Rhetoric and Composition, specialization(s) open. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field by the time of hiring and experience teaching writing at the college level. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated excellence in the teaching of writing, a developing scholarly agenda, and a relevant research specialty (including but not limited to computers and composition, civic and community literacies, writing in the disciplines, non-Western and global rhetorics, and/or linguistics).

These are 9-month positions with a 3-2 teaching load, with summer teaching opportunities available. Teaching responsibilities will typically include small sections of Honors Composition, new upper-division courses in writing and rhetoric studies, and rotating graduate courses. Due to the UCF administration’s recent financial investment in the scholarship and teaching of writing, new hires will be part of a vibrant rhetoric and composition faculty as it develops a range of outreach services and a new undergraduate curriculum.

The targeted start date is August 2011, but the positions will remain open until filled. To be considered, applicants must apply online separately for each position (38603, 32574 & 32721) at https://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, applicants should send a letter of application, cv, and the names of three references to Assistant Professor Search, c/o Dr. Martha Marinara, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, P.O. Box 161345, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1345. Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2010. For more information, see http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/ or contact mmarinar@mail.ucf.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2010.

Acknowledgment received: 11/16 by e-mail x5

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 6 phone interviews

Campus interview scheduled: Have campus visits been scheduled? Yes, they are scheduled for the last two weeks of January. (1/7)

Your answer is confusing--the school has designated the last 2 weeks for campus visits, but this section is a place for people who have been INVITED to campus to state when they were contacted. Can the author of the 1/7 response clarify if they were INVITED to campus on 1/7 or if you were just responding (if just responding--please place further questions/answers in the NOTES & QUERIES section below to avoid confusion).

Offers made: yes (2/17)

Has anyone accepted the positions yet??? Is the search still ongoing?

Offer accepted: I hear at least one offer has been accepted. - 3/31 rec'd letter that all 3 positions have been filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: The online application is asking for our letters of recommendation...isn't that a little unusual? What if you have a dossier service? Any idea why they want you to send duplicate application materials via snail mail? And doesn't it seem a little silly for them to ask applicants to apply to all three positions, when there is no difference between them? It's like you're entering a lottery.

  • I think you can use Interfolio with this kind of system. See this item on the Interfolio Help page. As for the rest of it: yes, the whole process does seem like something of a hassle, doesn't it? Although, the postings do also say this: "Reference letters may also be attached but are not required at the time of application unless otherwise specified in the posting."
  • Thanks; my school handles our reference letters, so I'll see if they can do something similar. And thanks for pointing out that bit of info; I looked at all the documents and my brain got rebellious. I think applying for jobs has ruined my reading comprehension skills!
  • Letters of rec are not required at this point. There is simply a spot for them on the HR website. Sorry that it is so clunky.

University of Central Florida (Writing Center Director)Edit

The newly formed Department of Writing and Rhetoric is searching for an Assistant or Associate Professor and Director of UCF’s University Writing Center. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field at the time of hire and experience relevant to working in a writing center. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated excellence in the teaching of writing, a developing record of writing center scholarship, and the ability to administer and assess writing center work. Experience with technologies related to Writing Center work is desirable. This is a 9-month position with a 1-2 teaching load. . . The University requires that all candidates apply online; submit letter of application and curriculum vitae through www.jobswithucf.com (position number 32694). To ensure full consideration, all materials listed above should be submitted online by November 12, 2010, when review of applications will begin; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. In addition to the online application, applicants should send a letter of application, cv, and the names of three references to UWC Director Search, c/o Dr. Blake Scott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, P.O. Box 161345, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1345. For more information, see http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/

Link to WPA Job Board Post

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, all materials listed above should be submitted online by November 12, 2010, when review of applications will begin

Acknowledgment received: Oct 21 x1 Nov 19 x1

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: '"Teach four courses per semester, including upper-division and graduate courses in technical/professional writing and First-Year Composition sections. Engage in scholarship and in service at the department, college and university levels. Earned doctorate required by August 2011"

Deadline: 12/01/2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Cincinnati – Raymond Walters CollegeEdit

Circulated on the WPA list 3/28/11:

The University of Cincinnati – Raymond Walters College is pleased to announce that we have at last received approval to hire one tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition. We seek someone interested in a teaching position (RP&T guidelines and procedures reflect this emphasis), particularly teaching developmental and first-year writing. Qualified applicants will have at least three years of teaching experience and a PhD (ABDs will be considered). Experience teaching a diverse student population is preferred. We realize we’re late getting started with this, but we do hope that interested parties will apply. Please send this to colleagues and graduate students who might be interested. To apply, please visit www.jobsatuc.com and search for job posting 211UC0163.

Deadline: Chronicle ad says review begins May 2.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Search extended beyond May. Only advertised via WPA listserv.

4/11: This job has been advertised in the Chronicle: see link. Ad says review begins May 2. (But extened according to WPA-list serve last week)

University of DaytonEdit

LINK

"Tenure-track position in Rhetoric and Composition, with expertise in new media and/or digital literacies."

Deadline: Nov. 5

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/12 (x3)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA Interview requested x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/25 (I presume--we got an email today)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anybody heard from this school post MLA?

Just a quick note that on MLA JIL I saw this listed as "Instructor," although it mentioned tenure track. However, when I filled out the ap on their website it did say "Assistant Professor"

To follow up: They appear to be separate jobs, and I notice the lecturer position is listed as job #13898, while the Asst. Professor position is #13312. Whether one job has given way to another is anyone's guess. Hopefully they're not finking out and going the lecturer route . . . .

This position (TT Asst Prof) was offered to one of my colleagues, who accepted it--we just heard today (2/25).

University of DelawareEdit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing Qualifications: PhD or appropriate terminal degree, at least 3 years of experience teaching writing, evidence of excellent teaching, and a commitment to professional writing (e.g., business, technical, medical, legal, scientific). Degree specialization in professional writing, rhetoric, or composition preferred. Experience in new media desired. We are seeking a person who can contribute to our undergraduate English concentration in professional writing, extend our influence in writing in the disciplines, and help build a communication component into professional programs for graduate students in science, business, and health professions. The new faculty member will be part of a dynamic department, with opportunities to contribute to a successful program that is ready to expand and innovate. Start September 2011. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Continuing non-tenure track faculty appointments at UD have parity with tenure-track positions in salary, benefits, and access to promotion. For consideration, submit an application letter, c.v, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to Prof. Stephen A. Bernhardt, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2537 by November 1, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Oct. 22 by email x1; October 29, 2010 by e-mail x6

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview request 12/01(x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/17 rec'd email that this position has been filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Is this position Tenure-track? The listing suggests TT (assistant professor rank), but I saw this posted elsewhere as "continuing, non-tenure track."

  • This line in the ad does seem to imply the position is not tenure track: "Continuing non-tenure track faculty appointments at UD have parity with tenure-track positions in salary, benefits, and access to promotion." But where did you see the other posting? Do you have a link?
  • I'm almost positive this one is non-tenure track; it was posted to an email list I'm on a few weeks ago, and the person who posted it explained the non-tenure nature of the position.
  • Received a request for more materials via e-mail. Subject line states: "Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing, Continuing Non-Tenure Track"--so yes.

University of GeorgiaEdit

from MLA JIL

English, 254 Park Hall, Athens, GA 30602

Lecturer
The University of Georgia English Department invites applications for several, renewable appointments at the rank of Lecturer that the Department hopes to fill between January and August 2011. These are non-tenure track positions renewable on a yearly basis depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

We are looking for applicants who have a disciplinary interest and significant experience in teaching first-year composition, supplemented by teaching interests and expertise in one or more fields of English and American literature. Lecturers must hold the PhD at the time of appointment and will teach a 4/4 load, primarily though not exclusively composition classes in a technology-rich, electronic portfolio-based program. The academic-year salary for these positions will be $50,000. After six years in rank, Lecturers with outstanding teaching records may be promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

Please send a cover letter and a CV, preferably via email attachment in PDF format, by November 15 to: Douglas Anderson, Head/Department of English/University of Georgia/Athens, GA 30602-6205, anderson [at] uga.edu. The Search Committee will solicit letters of reference, writing samples and teaching portfolios directly from selected applicants and interview finalists by conference call beginning in late November. This faculty appointment is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check, including the verification of references.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

Due Date: November 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/19

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview 12/8, 2/21

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Hawaii, ManoaEdit

"ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, full-time, tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric (C/R), with an emphasis in rhetorical theory and practice, beginning August 1, 2011 (position number 82532); position contingent upon funding and availability. Teaching Duties: teach introductory, upper-division, MA- and PhD-level courses in C/R; 2-2 teaching load first year and at least one other year during probationary period; 3-2 load in other years, with reductions available for administrative duties in C/R. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, or equivalent; dissertation and/or publications in C/R; strong commitment to teaching, research, and service; evidence of scholarly activity and potential in the field. Desirable Qualifications: research and teaching interests in one or more areas that focus on rhetorical history, contemporary rhetorical theory, comparative cultural rhetorics, place-based rhetorics (particularly of the Asia-Pacific), and/or rhetorical criticism; administrative experience. Salary: commensurate with credentials and experience. Send letter of application and CV to Professor Jeff Carroll, Chair, English Department, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 1733 Donaghho Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Closing Date: November 15, 2010."

Deadline: November 15

Acknowledgment received: by email w/ AA statement (11/19) x4

Request for Additional Materials: by email (11-18) X 4

Rejection Letter: by mail (12/8) X 2; (12/9) X 2; (12/13) X 1; (12/14) X 1

MLA interview scheduled X 3 (12/16)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made c. 2/18.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Can someone provide a link or address for this job? I can't find the posting anywhere. Thanks!
  • A: It only seems to be listed on the MLA Job Info. List; the University's employment site doesn't seem to have the posting (or at least I don't know how to find it there). So I have posted the full MLA JIL ad language above. Hope that helps.

University of IdahoEdit

LINK

"Assistant Professor of English, Specialization in Rhetoric and Professional/Technical Communication (Tenure Track)."

Deadline: Application review begins November 1, 2010, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Acknowledgment received: 11/14 via email x3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/22 MLA Interview scheduled x1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Rec'd email 3/23 that this position has been filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Illinois, Springfield (2 Instructor Positions)Edit

The English Department at the University of Illinois Springfield has two openings, beginning January 2011, for composition instructors. Requirements include a graduate degree (M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D.) in English or related field from an accredited university. The specialty area is open. The position will require teaching composition courses at the lower-division level. Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Experience teaching freshman composition in a technological environment is preferred. The position is for one academic year (9-month appointment) with the possibility of renewal.

Link

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 20, 2010, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 10/28/2010

Campus interview scheduled: 11/5/2010

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX)Edit

The University of the Incarnate Word is currently seeking an Associate Professor of English to teach Technical/Professional Communication and Composition, and World Literature Studies courses when required.

Primary responsibilities include teaching in Technical/Professional Communication and Composition. Instructors prepare lessons, teach in the classroom and advise students, and provide individual help in office hours. Consistent scholarship in the individual's field is required of tenure track faculty members.

Required Education:PH.D. in Composition/Rhetoric by August 2011 and preparation to teach World Literature courses

LINK (Inside Higher Ed)

Deadline: Review of Applications will commence January 10, 2011.

Phone interview scheduled: Phone Interview (2/15)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I was informed via email (after my phone interview above) that the search was cancelled due to Texas State budget cuts to Educational Grants.

University of Iowa (2 Lecturer Positions in Rhetoric)Edit

WPA Job Board Post

The University of Iowa’s Department of Rhetoric invites applications for two full-time Lecturer positions to begin in August 2011. Lecturer positions are academic-year, term faculty appointments, with summer session appointment possible on the same basis as for other faculty. Although they are not tenure-track, Lecturers are considered regular (not temporary) faculty. The appointments are initially for one academic year, renewable up to three years, with subsequent three-year appointments possible, subject to satisfactory review. The teaching load will be 3/3 and responsibilities include teaching the undergraduate Rhetoric General Education requirement course and advising graduate teaching assistants. Beginning salary will be in the $39,000 range.

Required qualifications: 1] demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory college writing or speaking courses; 2] a terminal degree in Communication Studies, English, English Education, Rhetoric, and/or Composition Studies (PhD, MFA). Applicants who are All But Dissertation will be considered but the final degree must be in hand by August 1, 2011.

Desirable qualifications: experience teaching in a writing and/or speaking center, and experience in professional development and mentoring, advising or training new teachers.

Screening of applications: begins on November 15, 2010 and continues until the positions are filled. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College and Department reflect this commitment. Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae, a letter describing interest in and qualifications for the positions and the names of three references must be submitted electronically [No paper submissions will be accepted] to http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition # 58609.

Deadline: Review begins on Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 12/7

Request for Additional Materials: 12/13

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Kentucky - Director of CompositionEdit

From MLA JIL (10/29):

The University of Kentucky’s Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (WRD), a newly independent program in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a tenure-line advanced assistant or associate professor in writing, rhetoric and digital media to serve as Director of Composition. Duties include collaborating with the Division of Instructional Communication (in the College of Communication) on two new first-year general education courses that integrate instruction in oral, written, visual, and digital communication; providing training for the TAs; leading assessment of lower-division writing courses; and helping to create and teach upper-division and graduate-level courses in writing, rhetoric, and/or digital media. Of particular interest are candidates with any of the following areas of expertise: public rhetoric, community writing, professional writing, new media/multimedia production. A PhD in rhetoric and composition or an equivalent field is required. Candidates must show evidence of achievement in research, teaching and administration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference.

Please email letter of application, vita, 3 letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample by December 1 to be considered for preliminary interviews, to Ms. Diane Robertson (email: georgia.robertson@uky.edu; please use subject line “Application for WRD Position”).

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know if anything is happening with this search? Any news?

An e-mail to the department yesterday (2/7/11) resulted in this response: "Thank you for your email. The search for this particular position has been closed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media has been authorized to search for a tenure-stream faculty member next year (2011-12). The advertisement has not been put together yet." (Nothing like letting us know!)

University of Kentucky - Two Lectureships in the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital MediaEdit

http://www.as.uky.edu/Writing

Two (2) Lectureships in the Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media

The University of Kentucky’s Division of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (WRD), a newly independent program in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks two full-time lecturers. Duties include teaching a new first-year course sequence integrating oral, written, and visual communication; designing and teaching courses for a proposed BA in writing, rhetoric, and digital media; and engaging in professional development and service activities. Lecturers are full voting members of the Division. Faculty lectureships are annual nine-month, non tenure-track, two-year initial appointments beginning August 16, 2011. Contracts may be renewed indefinitely, with the possibility of promotion to senior lecturer with rolling contracts. Teaching responsibilities: 3/3 teaching load per academic year (18 credit hours). A PhD in rhetoric and composition or a terminal degree in a related field required by time of appointment. A demonstrated record of outstanding college-level teaching is also required. Competitive salary plus employee benefits, including travel and research funding. As a diverse faculty, the Division is committed to socially situated, publicly engaged study of rhetoric and writing.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching portfolio, 25-page writing sample, and official graduate academic transcript electronically to Ms. Diane Robertson at georgia.robertson@uky.edu (only transcripts will be accepted in hard copy). Application review begins March 20th and continues until positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted in Atlanta at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: review begins March 20

Acknowledgment received: 3/21 (3x)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 4/3 :(

Phone/CCCC interview scheduled: CCCC interview scheduled by email (3/30)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 4/14, 5/8

Offer accepted: 4/26, 5/19

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query (5/1): Have both positions been filled? x2

A: see above

University of Maryland - Associate ProfessorEdit

MLA JIL (01/14): Associate Professor in Rhetoric / Composition [14318] The University of Maryland is seeking an established and active scholar in Rhetoric/Composition to contribute to strong graduate and undergraduate programs and to faculty guidance of the University’s Academic and Professional Writing Programs. Evidence of ongoing scholarly productivity is more important than subfield. Please submit a letter of application and c.v. online to Kent Cartwright, Chair, Department of English at https://jobs.umd.edu. Search and apply for position number 116997. Deadline is March 1, 2011. Application information is also available at http://www.english.umd.edu/employment. Appointment contingent upon funding. The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. [R] Deadline: March 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Maryland - Assistant ProfessorEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor in Rhetoric/Composition. Specialty preferred in composition studies, electronic literacy, and new media. Starting Fall 2011; tenure-track appointment. Salary competitive and dependent upon qualifications. PhD required or expected by time of appointment; publications and teaching experience preferred. For best consideration, please submit letter of application, c.v., and a 25-page writing sample by October 25, 2010. Application and materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.umd.edu. Application information is also available at http://www.english.umd.edu/employment."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/11 by email

Rejection Letter: postmarked 12/06 x8

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: conducted MLA interviews (see below)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

I'm pretty sure this job was not funded. It no longer appears on their job search page or on the English Dept. employment page.

  • Q: Did anyone who applied get a cancellation notice?
  • A: Not as of Nov. 15; the online job site still says my application is "in progress".
  • A: 12/6 - A couple of my friends were asked for additional materials (and one of them may have been asked to schedule an interview) .
  • Any updates since?
  • A: My friend had an interview with them at MLA.

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)Edit

LINK

"The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make an appointment in Composition and Rhetoric in 2011-2012. We are particularly interested in innovative scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant or beginning Associate level, and we are excited to consider a broad range of areas of specialization, including, for example, rhetorical theory and/or history, genre studies, technologies of literacy, discourse studies, and new media writing."

Deadline: Oct. 20, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 10/21 via email X3

Email reads:

Many thanks for your interest in our faculty position. We have passed your materials on to our search committee, who will be reading applications with great care over the course of the coming weeks and months. If we need further materials from you at this time, we will be in touch as quickly as possible.
We know the pacing and procedures of faculty recruitment can seem mysterious at times, so we’d like you to know as much as possible about the process we anticipate. Between now and early December, we will be identifying candidates whose work and qualifications seem to us to be particularly well-suited to our departmental needs. Then, pending final approval of the search at the College level, we will interview these candidates at the MLA (Modern Language Association) Convention in Los Angeles in January. Those whom we plan to interview can expect to hear from us during the second week of December (December 6-10). To that end, please be sure we have a telephone number at which you can be reached.
Interviews in Los Angeles will be followed by campus interviews in January and February. We will make every effort to keep applicants posted about the progress of our search, and ask for your patience and understanding during the necessary intervals between communications. We also ask that you inform us promptly about any changes in your own availability.

Request for Additional Materials: 11/19

Rejection Letter: 1/25 via email x2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Overheard: Offer made and accepted. (Confirmed: a colleague of mine has accepted this position)

NOTES AND QUERIES

NOTE: U of MI also had a rhet-comp job open last year; apparently, it did not fill.

QUERY: Can anyone confirm or dispell rumors that the English Department ambivalent about--or even hostile to--rhet-comp?

ANSWER: Funny question (above). Are there English departments where this sentiment does not exist in some way?

NOTE: Ha!

NOTE: I'm not sure about hostility, but the Director of Composition is incredibly nice. In response to the ANSWER above, I've been in three departments (two as students and one as faculty): a SLAC, a R1, and a medium-sized public university. I have never encountered hostility toward rhet-comp.

QUERY: Was the request for additional materials sent via email or post?

ANSWER: Email

University of Minnesota Duluth (2 positions)Edit

Link

Two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions available beginning August 29, 2011. Job duties and responsibilities include teaching, research and service in Writing Studies.

Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree (completed by June 30, 2011) in composition/rhetoric, English language/linguistics, technical communication, English, or a related field; 2) A defined research agenda leading to publications in peer reviewed journals; 3) Two years' experience teaching relevant college courses; 4) Evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Record of presentation and publication in relevant fields, such as English language/linguistics, composition studies, technical communication, writing pedagogy, writing program assessment and administration; 2) Experience teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses relevant to the major in Writing Studies and the related minors in the Department; 3) Experience with software relevant to corporate and industrial communication; 4) Knowledge of and/or experience in the rhetoric of science, engineering, or the social sciences; 5) Record of ability to work collaboratively and collegially.

Duties/Responsibilities: Full-time tenure-track faculty in Writing Studies currently teach five classes per year. The successful candidate will teach a range of writing courses, including but not limited to freshman composition and advanced composition courses, courses to support the Writing Studies major, and our minors. The department expects the candidate to produce research in a relevant field. Service typically includes advising students, committee assignments, and department and curriculum development.

The University of Minnesota requires that you apply online for this position. For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit http://employment.umn.edu/, and search for job requisition 169112.

Deadline: Complete applications will be reviewed beginning December 6, 2010.

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Phone interview scheduled (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: email sent 1/5 to set up campus visit (x3)

Offer made:(x2)

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES

Can I ask when phone interviews were scheduled? Were you contacted by phone or email? Thanks!

Was contacted by email for availability, but interview still hasn't been schedule. Are others actually scheduled? Now, was told interview would not happen after all.

Congrats to the 1/5 campus interview. Hopefully this was not the interview which ended up "not happening." Anyone else have news on these positions?

University of Missouri, ColumbiaEdit

From MLA JIL (12/3):

The University of Missouri seeks a Director for its nationally recognized Campus Writing Program (CWP). Candidates should qualify for appointment as a tenured member of the faculty and have demonstrated success as an administrator. Academic rank and expectations for continued scholarship and/or teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise are negotiable. The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Full details about the position can be found on the Campus Writing Program website at http://cwp.missouri.edu.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and full CV, including list of publications and references, as e-mail attachments to MUCWPdirectorsearch@missouri.edu. Please include your last name in the title of your document files. Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Wendy Sims, at the e-mail address above, or by phone at (573) 882-3238.

Deadline: Application review will begin January 7th and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES

University of Montana WesternEdit

The University of Montana Western seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track position in its English Department at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Rhetoric and Composition. The hire will teach basic writing, first-year composition, technical writing, and other classes as needed (current teaching load of 24 credits per year), perform professional service for the university, and engage in creative and scholarly activities. The English department offers a baccalaureate program in literature and writing, minors in creative writing and professional communication and provides the content for a secondary education English (B.S.) major.

LINK

Deadline: Review of materials begins Dec. 1, 2010 and continues until the position is filled.

Acknowledgement received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled x 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES

QUERY: This posting says the due date is 1 December, but the actual posting on the link says 1 February. Can anyone clarify the due date for this position?

QUERY 2: Since the posting says the candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach in the "Experience One (X1) block-scheduling system," which appears to be proprietary to their campus, does anyone know if they are already pursuing an inside candidate?

Answer to Query 2: No, they are not seeking an inside candidate. They want someone who is familiar with teaching in a condensed schedule (i.e., summer or winter courses). Every class is 3 1/2 weeks long--they are on what's called the Block System. Every professor teaches three courses and has one block "off" where they are supposed to work on their own research.

FROM THE QUERENT: Thank you for the information. That was very helpful, and I appreciate it.

University of Nebraska-LincolnEdit

Link

Tenure-Track, "composition and rhetoric specialist. Areas of interest that are especially welcome include cultural/cross-cultural rhetorics, digital rhetorics/literacies, K-college literacy and assessment and writing pedagogy. The successful candidate will work with an active, collaborative faculty to provide leadership by working with any of the program's areas of emphasis, including the Nebraska Writing Project, the Faculty Leadership for Writing Initiative, the Writing Center and writing program administration."

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA scheduled 12/10 x2

Campus interview scheduled: according to rejection email, campus visit have been scheduled (1/17)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Received an email on 3/2 saying position had been filled

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query: Is this search happening? - Already happened, apparently.

University of Nevada - Reno (2 positions)Edit

1) Tenure-track assistant professor position in rhetoric and composition. The position will contribute to established M.A. in Writing and Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition degree programs. . . Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking a specialist in historical approaches and research methods in rhetoric, with a preference for those who work in non-canonical traditions, composition theory/practice, and/or new media literacies. LINK Deadline: 11/05/2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (11/9) history position X 4

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled:

Q:Have campus interviews been scheduled? Response: I haven't heard anything and I had an MLA interview.

A: Yes, campus visits are underway during this last week in Jan. Will finish on Friday, Jan 28.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

2) The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for Director of the University Writing Center. This is a tenurable position to be filled at the level of either advanced assistant or associate professor. Candidates must have some experience in writing center or writing program administration, but not necessarily in the position of director. We are looking for someone with excellent teaching, supervisory, managerial, and interpersonal skills. LINK Deadline: 11/01/10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: (11/9) WC position X 1

Rejection Letter: 11/19 1/19

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

--Major problems submitting app on their site. Have been in email contact with HR, and they have been helpful. But am wondering if my app will ever reach SC at this point.

-- I had one problem with their online system. They required you to enter a figure for "expected starting salary." Atrocious. With no warning, in the middle of the application, I'm supposed to know the cost of living in Reno? Their usual salary for entry level profs? A number that makes me look neither greedy nor ignorant?

-- I completely agree with the comments about the salary. Great introduction to your priorities, Nevada. It really turned me off.

--Agreed, however the form is a generic U form, and in plenty of jobs (outside of faculty positions) it's common practice for applicants to make known their salary requirements. Once again, the technologizing of institutional bureaucracy welcomes us academics a bit further into the "real" world...

--any news since phone/MLA interviews?

University of New Mexico, Asst. Professor (Joint Appointment)Edit

The College of Education Department of Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences English Department invite applications for a full-time Assistant Professor to begin August 2011. This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. This position offers a joint appointment shared between the two departments and two Colleges.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate classes in composition and rhetoric and the teaching of writing and maintain an active research agenda in this area. The successful candidate will participate in the development of courses and programs in the Department of English and the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in collaboration with other department faculty. The successful candidate will advise students and serve on exam and dissertation committees. The successful candidate will engage in outreach and collaboration with secondary schools and related agencies and institutions and participate in service activities.

See our websites for more information about our several programs related to this hire: http://www.unm.edu/~english/ and http://coe.unm.edu/departments/department-of-language-literacy-and-sociocultural-studies.html

Minimum Qualifications 1. Doctorate in English Composition and/or Rhetoric, Education, or a related discipline; 2. Two years of secondary or post-secondary teaching experience; and, 3. Evidence of a promising plan of scholarly research leading to publication.

Preferred Qualifications 1. Experience developing and teaching on-line courses in writing; 2. Experience teaching in or consulting with secondary schools regarding writing instruction and the transition to post-secondary learning; 3. Experience working with ESL curricula and students; and, 4. Experience teaching in diverse settings.

LINK

Deadline: 02/13/2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: (3/23)

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews took place March and April

Offer made: April

Offer accepted: April

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone else heard anything? Have there been any campus visits?

(see above)

University of New Mexico, Valencia CampusEdit

LINK

Assistant or Associate Professor of English, a full-time, nine-month, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. The position begins August 15, 2011. Final offer is contingent upon ability to obtain instructor course approval. Duties include teaching 15 credit hours of classroom instruction per semester primarily in first-year composition. Course load may also include upper-level (200 and above) writing courses, such as but not limited to expository writing and technical writing.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, or related field. Successful community college experience teaching writing instruction, especially Freshman Composition courses or areas of expertise such as, but not limited to, Technical/Professional writing. Experience with computer-assisted instruction. Experience working with diverse populations. Demonstrated professional development in writing or literature. Documented ability to interact collegially with campus faculty, staff, students, administration, and community. Experience with curriculum development, coordination, and/or administration of writing programs.

Deadline: For best consideration, all application materials must be received by January 31, 2011; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of North Carolina AshevilleEdit

LINK

"Assistant/Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition"

Deadline: October 22, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 10/25 by email

Request for Additional Materials: 11/1 by email, scheduling phone interview for 11/1 to 11/8; final decisions to be made 12/1 per chair

Rejection Letter: 12/17 by mail, stating that an offer had been made and accepted x3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know what's going on here? They seemed to be on a tight schedule, but has anyone even had a campus visit, much less an offer?

Dunno, but I can say that I received my EOE form about a week before my rejection note. They don't seem to have their act together.

Called department and the job has been offered and accepted.

University of North Carolina at CharlotteEdit

Assistant professor of English specializing in new media and digital writing, beginning August 15, 2011. The appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric, composition, technical or professional writing, or a closely related field; evidence of strong potential for professional development as a scholar; evidence of potential for successful university teaching; the ability to contribute to diversity initiatives in our curriculum. The Department of English is developing a proposed Ph.D. in Writing and Language, and currently participates in a doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction. . . .

For consideration, apply online at https://jobs.uncc.edu with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, electronic transcript, and a writing sample of approximately 20 pages. The letter should address the contributions the candidate could make to: the department's undergraduate and graduate programs in Rhetoric/Writing, the Literacy Education strand of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, the Ph.D.-in-development in Writing and Language, as well as diversity initiatives in these programs' curricula. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional application materials, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, may be requested of finalists. We will conduct preliminary telephone interviews with follow-up interviews at the MLA convention.

LINK

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 2 phone interviews

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know the status of this job? I.e. whether they've invited people for campus visits yet?

A: A friend was invited for a campus visit. (posted 2/1)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2 positions)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1) -- See also WPA List

Position 1:

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in rhetoric and composition, starting fall 2011. Preferred specialization areas link rhetoric and composition theories and practices to one or more of the following: media/visual and digital literacies; global rhetorics; and political, religious, or literary discourse theory. . . Competitive salary and 2/2 teaching load. Interested applicants must hold or anticipate receiving the PhD by August 1, 2011. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, the most ethnically and racially diverse of any of the 16 campuses in the UNC system, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Please send cover letter, curriculum vita, writing sample, and dossier with three letters of recommendation, dissertation abstract, transcripts, and teaching philosophy via electronic submission to the Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, to the attention of Ms. Anna Tysor (altysor@uncg.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Phone interviews will be scheduled in early December.

Acknowledgment received: by mail w/EEO x4 (10/30)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled

Campus interview scheduled: for Jan/Feb (x3)

Offer made: 1/31

Offer accepted: offer wasn't accepted; search unsuccessful.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Position 2:

The Department of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professorship in rhetoric and composition, starting spring or fall 2011. The successful applicant will oversee the design and implementation of a new online composition course for first-year distance education students. He or she will also teach on-the-ground sections of the first-year composition courses (English 101 and 102), and provide leadership for graduate students and faculty who are interested in teaching online. Yearly course load will be 2/2, which includes reassigned time for course development and instructor supervision/mentoring. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. . . Please send cover letter, curriculum vita, sample syllabus for an online composition course, and three letters of recommendation via electronic submission to the Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, to the attention of Ms. Anna Tysor (altysor@uncg.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Phone interviews will be scheduled in early December.

Acknowledgment received: by mail w/EEO x4 (10/30)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has there been any movement on this one?

This search was postponed.

University of North Carolina at PembrokeEdit

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is seeking a Director for its Writing Intensive Program/Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), "Write to the Top: Enhancing Student Writing through a Writing Intensive Program." The full plan can be accessed at http://www.uncp.edu/qep/. The Director will oversee the implementation and assessment of the Writing Intensive Plan. . . individual selected must possess leadership, administrative, and interpersonal skills. The Director should have experience administering and evaluating programs involving faculty professional development, instructional improvement, and/or student academic success. The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate and be qualified for an appointment to a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in an academic department. Teaching experience is desirable. Experience with the assessment of student learning outcomes and Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing in the Discipline programs is a plus. . . Applicants must complete the online application form through UNCP's Online Employment System found at https://jobs.uncp.edu. A letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references must accompany the online application.

Link to full Chronicle Ad

Deadline: Rriority consideration will be given to applications received by October 15; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of North Carolina WilmingtonEdit

LINK

"tenure-track assistant professorship in professional and technical writing"

Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2010 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: October 19, 20

Campus interview scheduled: October 25

Offer made: offer accepted

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Wow! They moved quickly.
Yes, word is that they moved fast to secure this tenure line.

University of North Texas- EnglishEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track assistant professorship in rhetoric/composition, beginning August 2011. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in rhetoric/composition, relevant teaching experience and an active program of scholarly research. Preference will be given to research interests in cross-cultural/transnational rhetorics and rhetorics of science, but all specializations within rhetoric/composition are encouraged to apply. The typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2, with regular opportunities to teach upper-division and/or graduate courses. We offer a competitive salary, considerable research/travel support, and the chance to help shape a growing program in rhetoric/composition. Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu by 10/22/10; include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and an article-length writing sample; please also send 3 letters of reference to Prof. John G. Peters, Acting Chair, Department of English, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311307, Denton, TX, 76203-5017."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/27 by email x5

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/1 (MLA)

Campus interview scheduled:for Jan

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted 3/3

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of North Texas-Linguistics and Tech CommEdit

From MLA JIL:

The University of North Texas invites applications for the assistant professor position (tenure track) in technical communication, Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication, beginning fall 2011. Qualifications Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in technical communication, rhetoric, or similar field by the time of appointment. Applicants must have a defined research agenda; the ability to teach a variety of foundational courses in the field of technical communication; and experience teaching courses in technical communication. Preference will be given to candidates who have a scholarly and/or pedagogical interest in the overlap between linguistics and technical communication as well as candidates with industry experience.
As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure and to regularly teach undergraduate and graduate technical communication courses. The typical teaching load for junior faculty is 2/2. Review of applications begins on October 25, 2010 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to
submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/12

Campus interview scheduled: 12/5

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Accepted

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of OklahomaEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Assistant Professor of English in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies for a C/R/L graduate program established in 1988. The candidate will serve as co-director of First-Year Composition, with the goal of becoming sole director at the conclusion of the pre-tenure period. Required: PhD in hand by July 2011 with course work, exams, and dissertation in composition and rhetoric studies. The successful applicant will demonstrate command of recent research on writing assessment and/or program administration, while showing strong potential for publication and a capacity to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate offerings. 1-2 teaching load during initial phase; 1-1 when candidate assumes director position."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/01(x3), 11/16: writing sample x2

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/14 X 3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: yes.

Offer accepted: Informed Via Email that this position was filled.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Oklahoma (Lecturer in Expo Program)Edit

LINK

Lecturer to teach first-year writing in Expo program. 2/2 teaching load.

Deadline: Feb. 28

Acknowledgement received: 2/28

Request for materials:

Rejection: According to an email received today, the search has been cancelled. (4/14)

Yeah, and the message contained the e-mail addresses for every applicant... Wasn't thrilled about that!

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Rhode IslandEdit

LINK

"Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Community-Based/Interdisciplinary Writing" (tenure-track)

Deadline: Review of resumes will begin on October 8, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received: 10/6/10

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:November

Campus interview scheduled: December

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted in early Jan. to outside candidate

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q. from Talk page (10/19): "Does anybody know the backstory/status of that job. It is still listed on the JIL but the status say position filled."

  • For what it's worth, the position also can no longer be found on the University Job Site: https://jobs.uri.edu (10/19).
  • They emailed me last week to check on a missing part of my application, so I don't think they've cancelled or filled the position yet...
  • Has anyone heard anything more on this position? (11/19) SEARCH CLOSED
  • Could you expand on that? Search closed for certain, from someone inside the department? Why?
  • No longer accepting applications, but search is live.

University of Southern California (Lecturers)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/18):

Openings for qualified Lecturers to teach lower-division and advanced composition courses in a writing-across-the-curriculum context beginning Fall 2011. These are non-tenure track positions. Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary to teach effectively in a program that advances critical reasoning through argumentative and analytical writing within a context informed by the rhetorical tradition, process theory, and ethical discursive practices. Such candidates will also have a background (or specific interest) in one or more of the following disciplines: arts and humanities, health sciences, natural sciences, pre-law, and social sciences. We require demonstrated excellence teaching introductory or advanced writing courses, and familiarity with the needs of writers whose first language is not English is highly desirable. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition (or equivalent) by June 2011.

To apply, send an application letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations to: The Writing Search Committee, c/o John Holland, Writing Program, JEF 150, MC-1293, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1293. Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2010; receipt of materials will be acknowledged by e-mail. We plan to interview at the MLA.

Deadline: Dec. 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 12/15

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/10 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone know what the teaching load for this is? 3/3 Or how many they hire each year? Varies

Has anyone who interviewed for one of these positions heard anything since MLA?

4/9: I haven't. I've e-mailed them to inquire, too, but no response. I was told that they sometimes don't make hiring decisions until August, though, so it may be a while before anyone hears.

4/19: Yikes. Well, glad to know I'm not the only one in this position.

6/14: Still no word, but I've now accepted a position with another university...so that's one less person in the running! Best of luck to the others - I hope you hear soon.

6/17: Congratulations on your gig!

8/3: Not sure anyone's still checking this, but I was offered a position and accepted!

8/5: Congratulations!

Southern Illinois University CarbondaleEdit

6/20/11 Chronicle

The Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is searching for an Assistant Director of Writing Studies to assume duties on September 15, 2011. The position is an administrative/professional position with some teaching included and carries a 12 month appointment. The Assistant Director will support the Director of Writing Studies in administering SIUC's sizable writing program. For more details visit: www.affact.siuc.edu/ap.html. Minimum qualifications: MA in English with three years experience combining teaching college-level composition and writing program administration. Preferred qualifications: PhD in Composition and Rhetoric (or have achieved ABD status in that discipline) and demonstrated interest and experience in writing program administration. Technological expertise, particularly as it supports composition instruction, will be considered an advantage. To apply, send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference to Michael R. Molino, Chair; Department of English; Mail Code 4503; SIUC; 1000 Faner Dr.; Carbondale, IL 62901. Deadline for applications is 29 July 2011 or until the position is filled. SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:


University of Southern IndianaEdit

The English Department of the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor of English in Rhetoric and Composition. PhD in Rhetoric and Composition required. Ideal candidates will have experience and training in one or more of the following areas: technical writing, web authoring, basic writing, and written program administration. The successful candidate will tech courses in the freshman composition sequence and in the rhetoric and writing emphasis in the English major (4/4 load), may serve in a writing program administrative position in the future, and will help design a planned generalist M.A. in English. The successful candidate must have a passion for teaching at all levels, an active research agenda, and a desire to participate in service at the program, department, college, and university levels.

Link

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010 and continue until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/30 (indicated position had been filled)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: scheduled before thanksgiving for 12/8 phone interview

Campus interview scheduled: scheduled on 1/10 for visit on 2/17-18

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, per 3/30 rejection letter

NOTES AND QUERIES:

How can you have a spelling error in a job announcement for rhet/comp? "The successful candidate will tech writing..."---good luck meeting their standards of "excellence."

University of Tampa (FL) (Director of Academic Writing)Edit

LINK

Director of Academic Writing starting Fall 2011. This Assistant Professor position (Associate Professor will be considered) is tenure-track. Primary area of expertise will be writing program administration and composition studies with secondary interests in the following: assessment (particularly LiveText), WAC/WID, and/or teaching with technology. This position will be a 10-month faculty administrative appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the First Year Writing (FYW) Program and will teach 12 credit hours of FYW per academic year. Duties include but are not limited to staffing all FYW courses, collaborating with faculty, leading workshops on curriculum and pedagogy, scheduling classes, evaluating adjunct and visiting faculty, responding to student concerns and overseeing placement, coordinating program assessment and providing training and support for university-wide WID. . . For details and to apply on line go to: https://jobs.ut.edu

Deadline: Review of applications will begin by November 12, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will take place at MLA in Los Angeles in January 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Tampa (FL) (Technical/Professional Writing)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/12):

The Department of English and Writing at The University of Tampa is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with primary expertise in composition and technical or professional writing to begin Fall 2011. Advanced Assistant applicants will be considered. The new faculty member will teach first-year writing, technical writing, and professional writing courses; teaching load is six courses per academic year (including four courses of first year writing). Other responsibilities will include student advising, committee service, and ongoing scholarship. Desired qualifications: --Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or English/English Studies with a concentration in Composition, Professional Communication, or Technical Communication. --Strong record of undergraduate teaching in both first-year writing and technical or professional writing. --Demonstrated scholarly activity in any area of technical or professional communication. For details and to apply on line go to: https://jobs.ut.edu

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled To be assured full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 29, 2010. Initial interviews will be conducted at MLA. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview (called ~12/9) x2; Skype interview for mid-Jan (1/3)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 2/22

Offer accepted: 2/28

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleEdit

LINK

"University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking a Rhetoric/Composition scholar to join its graduate and undergraduate programs and to direct the university's first-year writing program. Position requires Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, successful experience directing a writing program, a record of teaching excellence, and an active research agenda, with publications warranting appointment at or immediate promotion to the Associate Professor rank."

Deadline: 11/01/2010

NOTES AND QUERIES:

QUERY: Can anyone confirm or deny rumors this program is losing almost half its Composition-Rhetoric faculty?

A: Tho I can't comment on that, you might want to see the U of Tennessee on the "Universities to fear" page: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Universities_to_fear. Not automatically bad news. Could be things are chaging.

11/17: MLA JIL gives this status update: "Status: Applications were due by November 1, but the search will remain open until the position is filled."

12/31: This search was stopped in early December: " . . . our applicant pool proved to be too small to give us the requisite number of qualified candidates from which to make a senior-level hire."


University of Texas, Dallas (VAP, Writing & Research in New Media)Edit

LINK

"The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication.

The school is particularly seeking an individual to teach introductory courses focused on writing and research in new media. A master's degree or doctorate in relevant field required."

Deadline: Review begins May 15, 2011, until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Emerging Media and Communication Program home page

University of UtahEdit

From MLA JIL:

"The University Writing Program (UWP) of the University of Utah has an opening for an entry level Assistant Professor beginning July 2011, with a joint, tenure-track appointment in the Department of English. We seek a compositionist with a broad understanding of historical and contemporary perspectives, with a demonstrated interest in writing pedagogies for the 21st century. We seek a candidate with a promising and well-articulated research program, curricular versatility in undergraduate writing, and the ability to contribute eventually to our graduate program. Teaching load is 2/2 or the equivalent, including initially limited administrative responsibilities. The University Writing Program is responsible for undergraduate writing instruction, cross-curricular writing initiatives, the University Writing Center, a Literacy Studies Minor, and a Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Composition shared with three departments. Its faculty members have the following research interests: pedagogy, cultural studies, critical discourse analysis, literacy studies, history of rhetoric, composition theory, and writing in the disciplines and professions. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Applicants should direct a letter and vita to Maureen Mathison, Director, University Writing Program, 255 S. Central Campus Dr, Rm 3700, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0495. . . The UWP website is located at http://www.hum.utah.edu/uwp/"

See also: Link to WPA Job Board post

Deadline: 5 November 2010.

Acknowledgment received: received Affirmative Action form x2

Request for Additional Materials: 11/8 by email (X 4); 11/12 by email; 11/18 by email

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 2 phone interviews

Campus interview scheduled: Visit completed week of Jan 10th.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Accepted 2/24

NOTES AND QUERIES:

What date was the person contacted for the phone interview? 11/30

University of Washington Tacoma (2 Positions - Creative/Professional Writing)Edit

From MLA JIL (Feb. 11):

University of Washington Tacoma’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program seeks applicants for two positions in a newly formed undergraduate Writing Studies major that offers creative writing, professional communication and technical communication tracks.

Position 1: Full-time, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor, tenured or tenure-track, with a regular teaching load of 6 classes per academic year, a scholarly/creative publication record commensurate with rank, and service responsibilities to include participation in collaborative coordination and leadership of the major, whose leadership will rotate over time.

Position 2: Full-time, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Visiting Assistant Professor with a teaching load of 6 (Visiting Assistant Professor) or 7 (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer), a scholarly/creative record commensurate with rank, and service responsibilities to include participation in collaborative coordination of the major.

Applicants must have a terminal degree, either an MFA in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Professional Communication, Technical Communication or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. Teaching will be in the candidate’s areas of specialization as well as teaching academic writing at the lower-division level, including first-year composition in the Freshman core. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service in an interdisciplinary context. Appointment effective September 16, 2011. These positions are contingent upon funding.

To apply, please submit: 1) a letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research/creative projects underway, and your teaching experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy, 4) an article length writing sample (or several short creative pieces), 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) three letters of reference. Submit all application materials through http://academicjobsonline.org. Candidates can apply to either or both positions. Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please e-mail Bill Kunz at bkunz@uw.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: interviews scheduled and conducted

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011

University of Wisconsin OshkoshEdit

From MLA JIL:

"Director of first-year writing program. Open rank, tenure-track beginning September 1, 2011. Ph.D. in English, specialization in rhetoric/composition required. Expectations include background in writing program administration and college level teaching experience; an active research and publication agenda; and ability to teach a range of upper-level and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition as well as general education courses in literature and composition."

Deadline: November 12, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled x2; phone interview scheduled for January

Campus interview scheduled: 2/4 by phone

Offer made: 3/7

Offer accepted: 3/11. Yay!

NOTES AND QUERIES:

University of Wisconsin ParksideEdit

Link

"The English Department at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Linguistics and English Grammar, with a secondary concentration in Rhetoric and Composition Pedagogy to begin August, 2011.

Teach 21 credits per year (often reduced to 18 because of scholarly or service activities). Among the courses taught each year would be: Assorted courses in Linguistics, English Grammar, and Rhetoric and Composition Pedagogy. The Assistant Professor will be expected to pursue a scholarly agenda.

Primary responsibilities include teaching classes in the undergraduate program, research and publication, academic advising, and participation in departmental, campus and community service. Candidates should have evidence of teaching success, and possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and colleagues both orally and in writing. Candidates should also express sensitivity to, or possess experience working with, a diverse, multicultural population, as well as the ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and interactions and collegial conduct."

Deadline: November 20, 2010

Acknowledgment received: Email 11/19; Email 11/17

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Request for phone interview week of Dec 6th (by email 11/30) x4

Campus interview scheduled: Request for campus visit the week of December 13th (by e-mail 12/8)

Offer made: 12/20

Offer accepted: 12/29 - Whoot.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q: Does anyone know how many people they're interviewing by phone? And how many campus interviews there will be?

A: I don't know. All I know is that I was offered 7 different time slots for my interview. Inductively conclude whatever you may from that.

Q: Has anyone heard from them post interview? (see above campus visit information)

University of Wisconsin - Stout (2 positions)Edit

LINK

"Two Assistant Professor, entry-level positions . . . Degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field; Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered. Expertise in one of the following areas is desirable: ESL or developmental writing. Willingness to pursue grants is a requirement. Willingness to use technology in the classroom is essential since we are a laptop campus. Expertise or interest in on-line delivery preferred. Ph.D. and research are required for promotion and tenure."

Deadline: Application materials must be received by November 15, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: I received a rejection letter by mail (finally something) on 2/12/11, indicating that they had narrowed down their pool to a few finalists. Clearly I was not among those few finalists.

So, does that mean that they are doing campus interviews now? 2/28

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: YES

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query: Has anyone heard anything at all - beyond HR acknowledgement - from Stout yet?

Q: I noticed UW-Stout has listed a new TT job ad for a combination of lit and comp...does this mean they've cancelled this search?

A: No, these searches are all still active. I believe the new position is due to a faculty member retiring.

Q: Are they doing campus interviews now?

University of Wisconsin-SuperiorEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (Writing Program), Department of Writing, Reading, and Library Science.

Required Qualifications: · PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, or in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition, Degree completed by June 15, 2011. · Experience teaching writing courses at the University-level. · Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching methods.

Preferred Qualifications: · Ability to teach in the following areas: business/technical/professional writing, writing with technology, and new media writing. · Potential for scholarship, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, · Willingness to use or experience in online teaching and course development. · Experience in writing program administration.

Duties: Teach up to 12 credits per semester. Teach first year writing, business & professional writing course, and upper-level writing courses. Develop new upper-division writing courses for the writing minor. As part of load, coordinate writing program with emphasis on the first year writing program. Other duties include scholarship and departmental and university service (such as, after the first year, advising and committee work).

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission, particularly Writing Across the Curriculum, and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness to use technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.

For priority consideration, completed applications must be received by January 18, 2011. Screening will continue until position is filled. A representative from UW-Superior will be attending the Modern Language Association Convention in Los Angeles, CA, January 2011, to promote the position. Telephone interviews in February. Campus visits in late February. Names of finalists must be released upon request.

LINK

Deadline: Jan. 18

Acknowledgment received: mail on 12/4

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Scheduled for week of Feb 1 x 4

Campus interview scheduled: X 1

Offer made: X

Offer accepted:X

NOTES AND QUERIES:

United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)Edit

From MLA JIL (11/24):

The United States Military Academy seeks a Professor of the Practice of Writing to help develop and direct a changing and growing writing program across the institution. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English or a related field, a strong record of publication, an active research agenda, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in writing and writing instruction, and seven to ten years experience in writing program leadership and administration. Candidates should manifest strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and motivational skills; a confident and decisive leadership style; and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Candidates should also have extensive experience in working with colleagues across departments and in mentoring and training both mid-career and young instructors. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as an advisor to the Vice Dean for Education on matters of writing program assessment and to chair the Academy-level committee that assesses all communication-related educational goals. Position involves teaching composition and/or advanced composition within the Department of English and Philosophy. Appointment as Professor of the Practice of Writing, a non-tenure-track, renewable (3-year contract) faculty position, occurs through confirmation by the Academic Board. Supporting documents should include the names of three references, CV, personal statement, official university transcripts, a writing sample, and any documents reflecting distinguished achievement in writing program direction, faculty training, or student outcomes and a DD214 if claiming Veteran's preference to: United States Military Academy, Department of English and Philosophy, ATTN: Ms. Kristina Fox, West Point, New York 10996, telephone: (845) 938-3967. Email: Kristina.Fox@usma.edu.

Deadline: All application papers must arrive by December 20, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Utah Valley University (2 tenure-track positions)Edit

Successful candidates for both positions will teach first-year composition, advanced academic writing for English majors, rhetorical theory, and other courses in their area of specialty. Standard teaching load is 4/4 with opportunities for reassigned time for WPA or other administrative work and scholarly projects.

(Position 1) Rhetoric and composition with WPA emphasis: Emphasis in first-year writing, writing program administration, and curriculum development for Writing Studies concentration. This position will contribute to development of curriculum for the newly proposed Writing Studies Emphasis and will assume shared WPA duties on a rotating basis.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (review begins 11-15-2010)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 11/28; 12/9

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:A friend accepted this position

NOTES AND QUERIES:

(Position 2) Rhetoric and composition with emphasis in Technical Communication: Emphasis in new media, technical writing, and curriculum development for Writing Studies concentration and Technical Communications minor. This position will teach courses in and redevelop curriculum for an existing Technical Communications minor.

LINK

Deadline: Open Until Filled (review begins 11-15-2010)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 3/30

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: phone, scheduled for week of Dec. 6; 12/9

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Valdosta State University (2 positions)Edit

Position 1:

Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition for a full-time, ten-month, tenure track faculty position. Preference will be given to those candidates with training and/or experience in rhetoric in new media. Expertise in business and/or technical writing is also desired.

Link to InsideHigherEd

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: email request for phone interview 11/22, 11/30 x 4

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Position 2:

Assistant Professor of English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition for a full-time, ten-month, tenure track faculty position. Training and experience in developing and administering writing programs are especially desired. Training and experience in writing assessment are also desired. Preference will also be given to those with training and/or experience in business or technical writing

Link to InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Review of applications begins November 8, 2010, and remains open until position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Week of December 5 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit offered (by phone) 1/14

Offer made: 2/11

Offer accepted: 2/11

NOTES AND QUERIES:

(1/11) Any word on campus visits for either of these?
No, I wish we'd hear something. They must be deciding soon.

Vassar College (NY) -- Director of the Writing CenterEdit

From MLA JIL (10/1)

Vassar College seeks a Director of its Writing Center. . . This is a continuing administrative position (i.e. non-tenure track) which is full time during the academic year (10 months/year), including benefits and a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. A teaching load of one course per year is expected. Successful applicants will demonstrate an ability to lead a program that enhances writing skills consonant with the college's general education requirements. The ability to interact effectively with students and collaborate with faculty and staff is essential. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, experience teaching writing at the college level, and experience in writing program and/or writing center administration are required. Please visit us on the web at https://employment.vassar.edu. To complete your application, you will be required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a statement of philosophy regarding writing center pedagogy (word or PDF format required). In addition, you will be required to have three professional references submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 15. Interviews are anticipated to begin during November. The preferred starting date is January 1, 2011, but July 1 is possible.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: (10/30): know someone who was contacted for a campus interview to take place mid-Nov.

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer made and accepted in early Dec. (second-hand info.)

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Viterbo University (WI)Edit

Chronicle

Viterbo University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the English Department beginning August 15, 2011. The successful candidate will teach upper and lower level undergraduate courses in composition, rhetoric and composition theory, creative writing, and other courses as needed in the department. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Qualifications: PhD in rhetoric and composition or related field (ABD considered); creative writing experience/coursework desirable.

Located in southwest Wisconsin in the scenic upper Mississippi River valley, Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1900 students. Apply to Dr. Glena Temple, Dean, School of Letters and Sciences, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601 (or electronically to ggtemple@viterbo.edu). The application should include a letter of application indicating qualifications, curriculum vitae, application form (www.viterbo.edu/employmentapplication.aspx), teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Review begins on February 21 and continues until the position is filled. Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. For more information, please visit http://www.viterbo.edu/hr/.

Deadline: Feb. 21

Phone interview scheduled: week of 2/28 for phone interview on 3/10

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at CreativeWriting 2011
  • According to Creative Writing page: "Search canceled without a hire (as per letter received on 5/17)"

Wake Forest - Asst./Assoc. ProfessorEdit

From MLA JIL:

"WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Beginning or Advanced, or a tenured Associate Professor in a new writing program. We are particularly interested in candidates with a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric, although we will consider exceptionally strong candidates in literature who have experience with writing program administration, WAC/WID, writing minors, and/or curriculum design. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to teaching and the vision and energy to contribute to the design and development of an excellent writing program at a University where student admission is standardized-test optional. Teaching load is nine courses over four semesters (2 years); course reductions are possible when candidate assumes a leadership position in the writing program. Teaching responsibilities include first-year writing courses (typically capped at 16 students); Advanced Composition courses (capped at 15); and possibility to develop courses in the program. . . . Send letter and vita only to Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 7387, Winston-Salem, NC 27109,"

See more background on position here.

Deadline: Letter and vita postmarked no later than October 30.

Acknowledgment received: 9/30 by mail (x3)

  • It's worth noting, I think, that the acknowledgement gives the candidate the "option" to release his or her AA info to the search committee. This strikes me as a legalistic attempt to evade the spirit of federal law, and if it is, Wake Forest ought to be ashamed of itself.

Request for Additional Materials: 10/29 by email (x 7), 11/8 by email (x1), 11/11 by email (x2)

  • Request text: We are interested in considering further your application for the tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Wake Forest English Department's new writing program. I will appreciate your having your full dossier forwarded to me. Will you please see that your dossier has at least one letter of reference that speaks to your strengths as a teacher?
We would also like to see a short writing sample, perhaps twelve to fifteen pages, and a statement of teaching philosophy.I should say that we are requesting a number of dossiers from other applicants. Once we have evaluated all the dossiers carefully, we will select some applicants for interviews at MLA. Please confirm receipt of this request via return email to my assistant, XXXXXXXX. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: by email on 12/8 x3

Campus interview scheduled: for mid to late Jan.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Question: Does anyone know anything about this new writing program or the status of comp/rhet at Wake Forest? Their faculty and core courses seem overwhelmingly literature-focused.

Any news about this position? 3-4-10

Wake Forest - First Year Writing LecturersEdit

MLA JIL (1/14)

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’S Department of English is seeking Lecturers to teach First Year Writing in a new writing program. The positions are full-time renewable and include funds for professional development and the option for a long-term career path with the University. ABD or PHD in Rhetoric and Composition preferred, as is a commitment to high quality teaching and an interest in curriculum design and writing across the curriculum. Professional and scholarly writers in other disciplines with experience teaching academic writing are also considered. Teaching load is normally 3/3, with courses in small, first-year writing seminars. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Salary is competitive. For information about the Department of English, go to www.wfu.edu/english. Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ranking among the top thirty national universities, it offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html. For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to http://www.cityofws.org/Home/DiscoverWinston-Salem/Articles/CityInformation. AA/EOE. Send letter and vita only to Scott Klein, Chair, Department of English, P.O. Box 7387, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, postmarked no later than February 28, 2011. [R]

Deadline: Feb. 28

Acknowledgment received: email with EEO form attachment, 1/26, 2/14

Request for Additional Materials: 2/15 by email, 3/3 by email (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: 4/7

Campus interview scheduled: 4/12

Offer made: 4/25

Offer accepted: 4/28

NOTES AND QUERIES:

- Any word since the dossier request, y'all? Still waiting to hear, meself...

Washburn University (KS)Edit

Washburn University's English Department invites applications for a tenure track position in Composition and Rhetoric/English Education to begin August 2011. Successful candidates will teach first-year composition, advanced composition, and some courses related to English education. Additional responsibilities include directing the department's first-year and advanced composition programs as well as supervising composition courses taught via Washburn's concurrent enrollment program at local high schools. Candidates must have Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or related field by the time of appointment. Preferred candidates will have strong record of scholarly activity and evidence of successful college teaching as well as experience teaching secondary English in the public schools.

LINK

Deadline: December 17, 2010, or until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: 2/25 (for March)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Cross-posted at Children's 2011
  • Offer apparently still open
  • Reference checking now
  • Q: Does this mean that interviews have already taken place? (2/12)

Washington State University (Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Center Director)Edit

From MLA JIL (10/1):

Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric/Composition, Writing Center Director), WSU Tri-Cities Campus, Richland, WA (Tenure-track, FT, Permanent, 9-Mo, 2/2 teaching load). Required: PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, English, or related field. Experience with Writing Center theory and pedagogy, WAC, Composition, literacy studies, intercultural rhetoric, or service learning is expected. The 2/2 teaching load typically includes group-tutorial courses designed as part of the integrative Writing Program as well as a range of First Year Composition, intermediate- and advanced-level writing and research courses, graduate seminars, and Technical and Professional Writing. Screening begins November 1, 2010. Submit letter of application, CV, three current letters of reference, a sample of course evaluations, and a writing sample (maximum 20 pages) to Joanne Baker, Clerical Manager, English Search Committee, https://www.wsujobs.com (Position #111599). Materials must be received by November 29, 2010, to be considered for a meeting with our representatives at the MLA conference, January 6-9, 2011.

See also Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: From Search Committee Chair, a courteous and professional letter noting that "the search is now closed" (rec'd 03/18/2011).

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/13--MLA X 3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Received letter from Search Committee Chair: "I write to let you know that the search is now closed." Don't know if that means that an offer was made and accepted, but it seems like it's off the table (03/18/2011).

NOTES AND QUERIES:

QUESTION (02/14/2011): Anyone heard anything from WSU since someone's refs were called in late January? Anyone? A (3/5): That someone was me, and I still haven't heard anything. Assuming it meant I wasn't their pick, but if no one else has heard anything either, who knows?

Got a note that they were meeting a week later than planned then nothing. Anybody?

A (2/5): My references said they got a call the week of 1/24, but haven't heard anything else. I do remember them saying they weren't going to decide until the end of Jan, though, so if they're a week behind I guess this is still on schedule.

So... given that the other search is closed, is this one finished too?

03/18/2011: I posted the 02/14 question--thanks for the reply. I had an MLA interview in Jan, and just today got a letter from the search chair that noted, "[T]he search is now closed." I don't know whether this means that they have filled the position or if it means that they lost the position or that the search failed. Anyone else?

Washington State University (ESL Composition)Edit

Assistant Professor of English (ESL Composition), WSU Tri-Cities Campus, Richland, WA (Tenure-track, FT, Permanent, 9-Mo, 2/2 teaching load). Required: PhD in Composition and Rhetoric (ESL), TESL, Applied Linguistics, English Language, or related field. Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience working with multilingual student populations. Experience in ESL composition and assessment is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching a diverse student population in a range of composition courses, including developmental and first-year composition, grammar and basic skills, argumentation, upper division technical and professional writing, and graduate seminars. Screening begins November 1, 2010. Submit letter of application, CV, three current letters of reference, a sample of course evaluations, and a writing sample (maximum 20 pages) to Joanne Baker, Clerical Manager, English Search Committee, https://www.wsujobs.com (Position #111600). Materials must be received by November 29, 2010, to be considered for a meeting with our representatives at the MLA conference, January 6-9, 2011.

See also Ad in Chronicle

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Received 1/3/11. Nice letter though.

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA interview conducted

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Acceptance announced 2/24

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at TESOL/Applied Linguistics 2011

Washington University in St. LouisEdit

LINK

Director of College Writing Program

"We seek a new director to help develop a changing and growing writing program. Qualifications to include a terminal degree in English or related field (Ph.D. required); a demonstrated commitment to excellence in writing and writing instruction; substantial experience in writing program administration, in working with colleagues across departments, and in the mentoring of young instructors. Two-course teaching load per year, including the training seminar for new teachers. Appointment as Professor of the Practice of Writing, a non-tenure-track, renewable (3-5 year contract) faculty position."

Deadline: Review of applications will begin *October 15*, 2010, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/15

Rejection Letter: received by mail 12/23 (they've picked people to interview, and i'm not among them)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA inverview scheduled via email (12/3)

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made: 2/21/2011

  • first offer declined.
  • second offer declined, mid-march.

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

  • Does anyone else think "Professor of the Practice of Writing" is a weasel phrase designed to make a non-tenure track position sound more exalted than it really is? Aren't "professors of the practice" usually for professional schools (i.e. law, medicine, etc.)?
  • I'm not familiar with the phrase "professors of the practice", but I am extremely wary of a program that would bring in someone brand new as director of a program, and then not make that a tenure track job. Sounds like there isn't going to be a lot of support there.

Wayne State University (TT Assistant Professor)Edit

Assistant Professor of Composition Theory and Pedagogy with a specialization in assessment.

The Department of English at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Composition Theory and Pedagogy with a specialization in assessment. A PhD in English or Composition/ Rhetoric is required. The candidate will join a PhD granting graduate program and contribute to our undergraduate program’s ongoing development in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher-training, and assessment in an urban research institution. The Composition Program is committed to scholarship and teaching that is both theoretically engaged and pragmatically grounded.To submit an application, applicants should go to http://jobs.wayne.edu and upload the following: letter of application, CV, 2 page teaching statement, and one 20-25 page writing sample. Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ellen Barton, Chair, Department of English, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202. All materials are due by January 17, 2011, and preliminary interviews will take place via Skype the week of January 24, 2011. Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 14 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students in metropolitan Detroit. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Deadline: January 17, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: two rejection emails in one day (HR & Comm Chair) 1/20

Skype interview scheduled: 1/18

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Western Carolina University Edit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Technical Writing. Industry experience or related specialties (such as Tech Writing for a Global Economy, New Media or Publishing) desirable. ABD considered; PhD preferred and required for continuation in the position.

English faculty also play significant roles in implementing WCU's new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which emphasizes integrated and synthetic learning. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, stewardship of place, and engagement. Must demonstrate and maintain a program of scholarship. Visit the department web site for more information regarding our curriculum: http://english.wcu.edu.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: ABD considered; PhD preferred and required for continuation in the position. Degree must be from an accredited institution. Preferred Qualifications: Industry experience or related specialties (such as Tech Writing for a Global Economy, New Media or Publishing) desirable.

Deadline: Review of applications continues until position is filled (pending final budgetary approval). [job posted at Higher Ed Jobs 12/10/10]

Acknowledgment received: via email on 1/13

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Received email on 7/6/11 that they have cancelled this position.

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Western Kentucky University (Assistant, Professional Writing)Edit

LINK

Assistant Professor: "tenure-track position in Professional Writing"

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received: November 10 (email)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/14

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made: 2/16

Offer accepted: 2/24

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Western Kentucky University (Assistant/Associate Comp/Rhet)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in composition/rhetoric which includes directing the WKU Writing Project, a local site of the NWP. Appointment begins August 2011. Requirements: Doctorate in composition/rhetoric or related field; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Preferred: Experience with the NWP or other professional development programs for teachers; experience in grant writing; facility with pedagogical applications of technology. K-12 teaching experience a plus."

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: early Dec.

Campus interview scheduled:early Feb.

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Anyone heard anything since the phone interview?

Western Michigan University (Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies)Edit

Link to ad: http://wpacouncil.org/node/2985

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Assistant Professor of English – Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric and Writing Studies), starting August 2011, pending budgetary approval.

Major Responsibilities: Teach in support of the Rhetoric and Writing Studies undergraduate program, including the Practical Writing major/minor. Additional opportunities may include course and graduate program development, support of the first-year and developmental writing programs, and participation in appropriate department and university committees. Special consideration will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in new media, digital literature, and teaching with technologies.

Qualifications: Required: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies or closely related area (e.g., composition studies, professional communication); a record of research and successful college teaching, including courses in rhetoric and writing studies; experience with digital technologies to support writing instruction. Desirable: Interest in developing curricula; supporting the university’s strategic vision of fostering investigations within areas such as diversity, environment/sustainability, and community writing through the development of pedagogical activities, interdisciplinary collaborative projects and grants, and community outreach; and administering first-year writing and developmental English programs.

The University: Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of 25,000. WMU is focused on delivering high-quality undergraduate instruction, advancing its growing graduate division and fostering significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching places WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activity. U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of American colleges and universities includes WMU as one of the nation’s top-100 public universities.

The Department: The Department of English consists of 40 board-appointed, full-time faculty. It currently educates approximately 600 majors and 250 minors in Practical Writing, Creative Writing, English Education, Language & Literature, and it offers M.A., M.F.A, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls well over 100 graduate students. For full information please visit:www.wmich.edu/english.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: August 2011 Application Deadline: March 4, 2011

Required Application Documents: Applicants must visit WMU’s Human Resources site at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.htm to apply and submit through the site a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation and, if available, summary teaching evaluations. Materials that cannot be submitted electronically at the Human Resources site should be sent in hardcopy to: Dr. Richard Utz, Chair, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331. Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: March 4, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 1/11/11(x3)

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for early Feb. x2

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Q1: Is this readvertised. The deadline above is March 4, yet interviews scheduled in Feb?

A: WMU reviews applications as they come in to the university.

Q2: Odd that no one has reported anything since the 4th. Anyone hear anything? I'm beginning to wonder if the search has been canceled.

West Virginia University (2 positions)Edit

WVU Job Posting

Two tenure-track assistant professors in rhetoric and composition, starting August 2011:

1) Assistant Professor of Professional Writing and Editing

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 11/3 (email)

Rejection Letter:

MLA interview scheduled: 12/9

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

2) Assistant Professor – Undergraduate Writing Coordinator

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 10/18, 11/1, 11/3 (UWCoor); request for teaching portfolio and writing sample for UG writing coordinator, sent via email 11/2, 11/3, 11/15 (x2)

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: 12/9

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11

Offer made: 2/16

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Query: Anyone know what's up with these jobs? They collected additional materials from an awful lot of us.

Response: Can anyone confirm a rumor these searches are off?

I've an MLA interview scheduled and not heard anything about cancellation.

Yes, as of 12/28 an MLA interview is scheduled and both of these searches are still on.

Query part deux: Those who have interviews, were you contacted by email or phone?

Whitworth University (WA)Edit

From MLA JIL:

Assistant/Associate Professor of English: "Ph.D. in English with concentration in Composition and Rhetoric to serve as tenure-track English professor and Director of Composition. Desire experience teaching upper- and lower-division courses, assessing writing, training composition faculty. Six course load per year. Subspeciality in an ethnic American literature desired. Load includes advising, faculty governance, participation on WAC committee. Salary competitive. Send cover letter and vita (including 3 references), undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial allowed), 3 recent sets of course evaluations, 3 recent syllabi and letters of recommendation, and a personal essay relating your teaching and Christian faith (http://www.whitworth.edu/facultyessay) to: Human Resource Services, Chair, English Department Search, Whitworth University, 300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA 99251 or jobs@whitworth.edu. Priority given to complete dossiers received before November 1, 2010. MLA interviews."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled for week of Nov. 8-12

Campus interview scheduled: visit scheduled for late November by phone (11-12)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: In December 2010

NOTES AND QUERIES:

William Paterson University of New JerseyEdit

LINK

English. Assistant Professor. To teach rhetoric/composition with an emphasis on professional writing. Subspecialties of interest include children's and British literature. The successful candidate will be expected to serve the department's First-Year English program and undergraduate major, as well as the newly established M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing, and the University Core Curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in critical writing and in teaching technical, business and professional writing incorporating technology-intensive objectives. PhD required. Publications and college-level teaching experience required.

Acknowledgment received: 12/13 (w/request to send 3 recs, even though HigherEdJobs.com ad doesn't ask for them upfront...MLA ad does, however, so everyone should send)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Cross-posted at Generalist 2011

Worcester Polytechnic InstituteEdit

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate or Professor level in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning July, 2011. Candidates should have teaching experience and scholarly interests relevant to scientific and/or medical communication. Junior tenure-track candidates with previous science writing experience may also be considered.

LINK

Deadline: Review of candidates will begin November 1st. Interviews will begin in mid-November

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: via email (11/24)

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:11/19-11/23

Campus interview scheduled: 12/2-12/15

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Worcester State UniversityEdit

Worcester State University invites applications for the position of Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor of English, tenure-track. Housed in the English Department, the Writing Center is a vital service on campus and is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors from many disciplines. The successful candidate would also coordinate the newly-formed campus WAC program and teach classes in technical and professional writing. Opportunities to teach other courses in the candidate's area of interest.

LINK

Deadline: Not Stated (posted 9/28/10)

Acknowledgment received: December

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES: second hand info: interview scheduled

Wright State University (OH)Edit

From MLA JIL:

"Tenure-track assistant professor to teach courses in visual rhetoric and document design, digital rhetoric, technical and professional writing, technical editing, and other graduate and undergraduate courses in writing and rhetoric. http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/ Required: Ph.D. in Technical Communication, Professional Communication, Digital Rhetoric, Writing Studies, [Composition and Rhetoric] or related field by August 30, 2011. Strong background in and evidence of successful teaching of theory and pedagogy of scientific and technical communication, rhetoric and technology, visual rhetoric, document design, technical writing, technical editing, intercultural professional communication, composition, and/or related subjects. Experience teaching writing in computer environments; workplace experience in professional or technical writing. Teaching responsibilities include seven courses over three quarters (in 2011-12); five courses over two semesters from fall 2012 onward. Courses will include graduate and undergraduate courses in primary field(s), business writing, and first- and second-year writing courses. Salary competitive. WSU is an AA/EOE employer. To apply: letter describing academic training, teaching experience and philosophy; syllabus for a current or proposed course in advanced technical writing, visual rhetoric, or related topic; c.v.; three letters of reference by November 30, 2010. Materials must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.wright.edu."

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: Online Interview Request on 12/9

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made and accepted: received email on March 2 indicating that they had hired someone - sadly, it wasn't me!

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Xavier University of LouisianaEdit

The Department of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, a liberal arts, Catholic, Historically Black University, invites applications for a Writing Center Director. This tenure-track faculty appointment begins July, 2011. Successful applicants must have: · PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or a PhD in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition; · TESOL experience and preparation to teach an introductory linguistics and history of the language course · At least three years experience teaching first-year writing courses and/or TESOL in a diverse campus community; · Writing center tutoring experience; and · Excellent communication skills.

LINK

Deadline: December 7, 2010

Acknowledgment received: by email 12/9

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: x 1

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Yale University (Lecturers, Expository Writing)Edit

From MLA JIL 4/8/11:

YALE UNIVERSITY, Department of English, seeks two or more full-time lecturers beginning July 1, 2011, up to a three-year initial appointment with possible renewal. Ph.D. by June 2011 in any field of English studies with experience in and a demonstrated commitment to the teaching of expository writing. Primary duties include teaching five courses per year and mentoring writing course staff. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., two-page dissertation abstract, and dossier to http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/English , directed to Prof. Michael Warner, Chair, Department of English. Review of applications will begin May 1. Yale is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: review begins May 1

Acknowledgment received: is anyone else following this search? is it too early to be checking this wiki? Answers: Yes; who knows? -- I've given up trying to predict timelines for these things. WHY HAVE YOU GIVEN UP SO EARLY? because these things are unpredicable!

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone/Skype interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes already scheduled May 11

(Question, "already scheduled?" -- when?) Campus visit May 11; May 10

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes (x2)

Offer accepted: Yes (x2)

NOTES:

HAVE OFFERS BEEN MADE? [yes] . Please respond -- I had a campus interview and have not yet been contacted either way (x3). I have learned that one candidate has just accepted the offer. The second has also accepted.

Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea)Edit

Link

Subfield/description: '"The Department of English Language and Literature, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in either Psycholinguistics or Rhetoric and Composition. Position begins March 1, 2011."

Deadline: August 23, 2010

Acknowledgment received: 9/3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone/MLA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Has anyone heard anything about this position? The original job ad said that the results would be posted after November, 2010. So it seems they'd be contacting shortlisted candidates right about now.

York College of PennsylvaniaEdit

"tenure-track, assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Composition . . . Candidates with an interest in teaching, researching, administering, or assessing first-year writing are strongly preferred; secondary interests in writing across the curriculum, writing and new media, writing centers, professional writing, or other areas are welcome."

LINK

Deadline: All application materials must be received by December 1st, 2010.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: by email 1/18 x 2

Phone/MLA interview scheduled: MLA, by email, 12/13 x 4

Campus interview scheduled: by email Jan. 11 (x3)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Feb. 9

NOTES AND QUERIES:

York appears to have hired from within their department. On their website, a part-time or adjunct faculty member has been relisted as an Assistant Professor of Composition.

2/21--York did not fill this postion with a hire from within their department; my friend (who is currently finishing her PhD and is not currently working at York) accepted the position.

Youngstown State University (OH)Edit

Tenure track assistant professor sought to participate in the professional writing and editing program that includes both undergraduate and master's degrees. The undergraduate program is interdisciplinary, including a core of coursework in our department and additional coursework in Information Technologies, Communication and Public Relations. The new faculty member will teach core undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate portfolios and masters theses, and teach in a proposed interdisciplinary master's program in Professional Communication. In addition, all faculty members in the department teach freshman composition, and many of the PWE faculty members work closely with the composition program. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite Professional is desirable.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - English <-- Link to HR post.

Deadline: review begins Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received: via snail mail, 1/29; included EOC request x 3

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES AND QUERIES:

There is an inside candidate who has applied for this position, who is already there as a NTT.

Thanks for the info!

OK, my source at YSU informs me that this job has been filled, and *not* with the internal candidate. I never heard anything from anyone--did anyone else?

Thanks for the information: I also heard nothing after receiving the acknowledgement letter.

They only conducted six phone interviews, and then invited two or three finalists for campus visits.

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