The Department of Modern Languages at Briar Cliff University seeks applications for an anticipated full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric and Director of the Writing Center, beginning in August 2014.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition in hand by time of hiring; demonstrated excellence in teaching college-level composition courses and in working at a university writing center; and ability to administer and assess writing center and writing across the curriculum programs.  ESL/ELL experience and experience teaching speech are highly preferred.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual committed to fostering student achievement, program success, faculty development, and interdisciplinary coordination.  Duties include teaching lower-division writing courses and upper-division courses in grammar, linguistics, and composition theory; serving as the Director of the Writing Center; coordinating writing across the curriculum and writing assessments; serving on the First-Year Experience committee; and supervising and supporting adjunct writing faculty for First-Year Writing courses.

Briar Cliff University, a Catholic Franciscan institution, enrolls more than 1,100 students, has received recognition for its faculty professional development program, and is located in a metropolitan area of 100,000 with outstanding educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.  More information about Briar Cliff is available online at

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contacts for three references to JoAnn Peterson, Director of Human Resources, Briar Cliff University, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104 or email to  Review of application will begin March 31, 2014 and will continue until a successful candidate is selected.  AA/EOE

Briar Cliff University is a smoke-free campus and complies with the Iowa Smokefree Act.

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