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Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Center for Writing, Norwich University (Deadline: November 1st, 2019 )

The Department of English and Communications at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English who will also serve as the Director of the Center for Writing. The typical course load is 4/3 with a 1/1 reduction for directing the Center for Writing.

Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching first-year writing, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach a range of advanced writing courses such as Professional and Technical Writing, Writing for the Web, Rhetorical Criticism, and Advanced Composition, which are capped at 15 students per section. The Director of the Center for Writing shapes the mission of the Center and its strategic plan, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, develops innovative programming, and engages in reflective assessment practices. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Director is also responsible for ongoing development to include oversight and training of our staff of 10-14 peer coaches.

Requirements:
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or related field by July 2020; a minimum of two years of experience working in a university writing center; and, demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year and advanced writing courses, commitment to service, and potential for successful research and publication.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in the administration of a writing center and experience in writing assessment and curriculum development. Candidates with expertise in professional writing, technical communication, media studies, or writing in the disciplines are especially welcome.

Additional Information:
Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at nuhr@norwich.edu for assistance.
All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.
Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Norwich application by November 1, 2019 to https://norwich.interviewexchange.com.

Please send questions to Prof. Lea Williams, Chair, Department of English and Communications, lwilliam@norwich.edu.

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition with Specialization in Rhetorics of Science and/or Rhetorics of the Environment, Soka University of America (Deadline: November 15th, 2019 )

A selective liberal arts university founded upon the principles of peace and human rights, SUA is committed to a global and inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging mentoring on the part of the faculty. Students come from all over the world and are invited to take courses in any of our 5 concentrations: Environmental Studies, Social and Behavioral Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and our newest concentration, Life Sciences. Our Life Sciences concentration will open in 2020. Thus, we seek colleagues who are innovative pedagogically and interested in helping our Writing Program to develop and grow, as our campus grows. We seek a candidate who is committed to diversity, pedagogy, social justice, human rights and the concept of global citizenship, in keeping with the mission statement of the university. Soka University of America’s beautiful campus, located in Aliso Viejo, California, is within easy access of the rich cultural offerings of both Los Angeles and San Diego.

The Writing Program at Soka University of American seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar in writing studies, literacy and/or rhetoric at the rank of assistant professor. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary profile, be able to mentor students across the all five of our Liberal Arts concentrations, and teach at least 1 course per year in our General Education curriculum. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD in Rhetoric & Composition, English, or related fields. We are especially interested in scholars doing innovative work as researchers and teachers in interdisciplinary areas like rhetorics of science and/or rhetorics of the environment.

The candidate will help design and teaching upper-level and first-year courses in Soka University of America’s expanding Writing Program. We seek a colleague who will help our program grow to meet the needs of our newest concentration, Life Sciences, in addition to the other concentrations, as well as helping our program to adapt to the ever-changing fields of composition and oral communication.

Applications: Each application must include a cover letter that describes the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, perspective on the role of rhetoric and composition in the interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum, and scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of two references to our Interfolio site http://apply.interfolio.com/66081. The search committee will request additional materials at a later stage in the process.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited university with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, as well as experience and scholarship in Rhetorics of Science and/or Rhetorics of the Environment.
Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

All materials must be received by November 15, 2019.

Please apply by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/66081 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Tenure-Track Writing Center Director/Open Rank Professor in the Writing Program, Soka University of America (Deadline: November 15th, 2019 )

A selective liberal arts university founded upon the principles of peace and human rights, SUA is committed to a global and inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging mentoring on the part of the faculty. Students come from all over the world and are invited to take courses in any of our 5 concentrations: Environmental Studies, Social and Behavioral Studies, Humanities, International Studies, and our newest concentration, Life Sciences. Our Life Sciences concentration will open in 2020. Thus, we seek colleagues who are innovative pedagogically and interested in helping our Writing Program to develop and grow, as our campus grows. We seek candidates committed to diversity, pedagogy, social justice, human rights and the concept of global citizenship, in keeping with the mission statement of the university. Soka University of America’s beautiful campus, located in Aliso Viejo, California, is within easy access of the rich cultural offerings of both Los Angeles and San Diego.

We seek a colleague who will serve a dual position as Director of the Writing Center and as faculty member in the Writing Program. Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding scholar, teacher, and Writing Center administrator with a strong background in Composition and Rhetoric, preferably with research interests and scholarship in Writing Center theory and practice; a strong commitment to a Writing Center as an academic resource for writing and multi-modal communication for students and faculty; a passion for undergraduate teaching; experience in teaching and advising students of diverse backgrounds; the ability to work well with faculty across the university; an interest in cultivating connections among the Writing Center, the Writing Program, and other SUA academic programs; and a continuing program of scholarly activity.

Applications: Each application must include a cover letter that describes the candidate’s perspective on the role of rhetoric and composition in an interdisciplinary undergraduate context and speaks to the candidate’s scholarly/teaching interests; a Writing Center administrative philosophy statement; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of two references to our Interfolio site at http://apply.interfolio.com/66058 The search committee will request additional materials from select candidates at a later stage in the process. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field from an accredited university with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, as well as experience and scholarship in Writing Center administration. Demonstrated ability to oversee and direct staff and faculty, manage budgets, and develop and implement activities as well as strategic plans in the university Writing Center. Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

All materials must be received by November 15, 2019.

Please apply by clicking on this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/66058

Email: facultyrecruiting@soka.edu 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

Revised 8/6/2019

 

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