posted Sep 22, 2011, 11:51 PM by LLED Grad Peer Advisors   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 6:17 PM ]
Assistant Professor, tenure track, focusing on composition and rhetoric.  To direct a campus-wide Writing Center under the guidance of the Director of the University Writing Program and in consultation with the Director of Junior -Year Writing.  Teaching load 1/1 while Writing Center Director.  Administrative  positions rotate among composition/rhetoric faculty.  Teaching load is 2/2 when appointee is not Writing Center Director.  Research interests in writing pedagogy that intersect with one or more of the following: global literacies/Englishes, writing in the disciplines or professions, multilingual writing/rhetorics, community service learning, writing center theory and practice.  New hire will join an active graduate concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, an undergraduate Writing concentration, and a University Writing Program with first-year composition courses as well as junior-year, discipline-specific writing courses.  We also have an active National Writing Project site.  Qualifications:  Firm expectation of Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric by the time of appointment, successful teaching record, evidence of research potential, experience tutoring in and/or directing a writing center, and commitment to participate in an active and energetic department.  Salary commensurate with qualifications.  Priority deadline: November 15, 2011.  Send applications (vita, three letters of recommendation, sample of written work) to Chair, Composition and Rhetoric Search, c/o Meg Caulmare, Department of English, Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  01003-9269.  The English Department is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.  The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.