POSITION SUMMARY:  Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric/Public Writing and Writing Center Administration beginning August 2014.  The successful candidate will develop new courses in areas such as: New Media Writing, Multimodal Writing, Writing for Social Action, Writing for the Arts & Sciences, Grant Writing, or other courses.  Teaching load is 2-2 or 2-1-1 with January Term, including courses within the English major and general education.    Hire also directs the Writing Center and oversees student tutors.  Position exists within an English Program that offers majors in Literature and Creative Writing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Ph.D. in English or related field with specialties in Rhetoric/Public Writing and Writing Center Administration.  Prior college teaching experience desirable.

COMPENSATION:  Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.  Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.

DIVISION OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE:  The English Program consists of nine full-time faculty members, and is housed within the Language & Literature division consisting of twelve full-time faculty. The Language & Literature Divisions offers majors in English-Literature, English-Creative Writing, and Spanish.

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution with preprofessional and career preparation and dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students, over 90 percent of who are full-time undergraduates. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College. The college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.

THE COMMUNITY. Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications received by December 1st will be given first consideration.  For more information contact, Dr. Kevin Koch, Chair of Language & Literature, at kevin.koch@loras.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants must go to:  http://loras.iapplicants.com to apply.  Please upload:  your letter of application and curriculum vitae.  Have three letters of recommendation mailed directly to:  Kevin Koch, c/o Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque, IA 52001.  Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.

AA/EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.