The Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with the additional title and duties of Writing Center Director, beginning August, 2013. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or a closely related field, specializing in Composition, Rhetoric, WAC, or Writing Center administration. Ancillary specialization in TESOL is desirable. Responsibilities include oversight of the Writing Center’s staff, promotion and outreach, assessment, reporting, and coordination of an active WAC initiative. The administrative assignment is 9 credits per year; in addition, the faculty member will have a 9-credit teaching assignment (three courses per year) and a 6-credit research assignment.
Applications should include a cover letter describing administrative experience and research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. The cover letter, CV, and supplemental materials must be submitted online: go to www.unomaha.edu, click on “Employment” and then “Current Job Openings – Apply.” Letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Nora Bacon, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182-0175. Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2012. The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.