Assistant Professor of English/Director of Writing CenterAlma College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center. This full-time, tenure-track position includes a blend of administrative duties in support of Alma College's Writing Center and teaching duties in the area of Rhetoric and Composition. Alma’s normal teaching load is 6 courses per year; the Director of the Writing Center will receive a two course release for administrative duties. Applicants should have substantial expertise as a teacher and a scholar in rhetoric and composition and prior experience with writing centers. Ideal candidates will also have a record of innovative pedagogy and experience in at least three of the following areas: the administration of writing centers, faculty workshops in Writing Across the Curriculum, digital/multimodal composition, ESL, linguistics, transition or bridge programs, or developmental writing. Specific responsibilities for this position will reflect the candidate's areas of expertise, and will include summer responsibilities for faculty workshops and/or transition to college program support. The position requires a Ph.D. in English or Composition. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to liberal arts education at the undergraduate level in an environment emphasizing close faculty-student interaction. Review of applications will begin November 25, 2013. Email submissions are strongly encouraged. Send letter of application and vita by e-mail to Laura von Wallmenich (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of English, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Alma is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.
Posted: Mon, October 28th, 2013 at 1:55PM