Georgia Southern University, Writing and Linguistics
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Composition/Rhetoric/Writing Assessment
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The Department of Writing and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Writing and Linguistics. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Department of Writing and Linguistics is unique as the only free-standing writing department in the state of Georgia and one of only a handful of writing-only departments nationally. The Department has a national presence in the profession, having served as host to the 2012 IWAC Conference on writing across the curriculum, the 2013 annual gathering of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, and other similar initiatives. The Department is also a local site of the National Writing Project and has an active university writing center. See more at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/
The program in Writing and Linguistics graduates students who understand the art, science, and cultural significance of language and writing. These students take courses in Writing Studies, Linguistics, Professional and Technical Writing, and Creative Writing, combining the theoretical with the experiential while researching writing and language processes, digital literacies, writing technologies, and multiple genres. To expand our program and address important departmental needs, we invite applications from candidates who have strong backgrounds in writing assessment. We will look to this person for guidance and leadership as we continue our ongoing reviews of first-year writing and major programs.
Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the tenure-track, Assistant Professor position requires teaching, advising, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including specialized courses he/she develops in the major, First-Year Writing, online courses, and other courses according to her/his area of expertise as they apply to writing studies and/or the other areas of the Department: technical/professional communication, creative writing, and/or linguistics. Peer-reviewed research publications are required for tenure and/or promotion. Service on both department and university committees is to be performed commensurate with the expectations of academic rank. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Earned doctorate in composition and rhetoric or closely-related field by August 1, 2014, with a specialization in writing assessment
- Active scholarly agenda in writing and/or assessment
- Teaching experience in the writing classroom
- Peer-reviewed national presentations in the field(s) of composition, assessment, rhetoric, or similar areas
- Experience and/or familiarity with general education and related outcomes
Preferred Qualifications (any combination of the following):
- Evidence of excellence in teaching writing full time at the college level or two or more years of college-level teaching experience
- Peer-reviewed publications, especially in the area of assessment
- Experience developing and teaching online courses and programs with interest in multimodal literacy
- Leadership or experience in a first-year writing program and/or writing center, or assessment program
- Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds
Apply with a letter of application, CV, statement of philosophy of writing assessment, and at least three letters of reference. Also include a list with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for at least three additional professional references. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Dr. Lisa A. Costello, Search Chair, Search #67104