Stanford University, English Department
Professor of English (Teaching); Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric
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|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Director, Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of English at Stanford University is seeking to make an appointment at the level of non-tenured Professor of English (Teaching) to serve as Faculty Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment is for 5 years, with the possibility of promotion to a continuing term. Candidates must have a record of achievement in scholarship as well as experience in the teaching of writing, and preferably the administration of writing programs. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to the following: the history and theory of rhetoric; composition theory and practice; literacy studies, including electronic literacies; the discursive or theoretical analysis of genres, literary periods, or textual forms. The successful candidate will teach courses in the English Department, potentially at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serve as the Faculty Director of PWR.
PWR oversees university-wide, required first- and second-year courses in writing and communication. Writing instruction is delivered by approximately 45 full-time lecturers on fixed-term and career-track appointments with opportunities for promotion, including a number of post-doctoral fellows in English. Further, PWR administers the Writing in the Major requirement, coordinating the course proposal process and writing support for courses in all majors. The Program’s constituent parts include the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, the Oral Communication Program, and the Stanford Storytelling Project. See further details at https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr .
By January 31, 2014, candidates should submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research and teaching interests. All application materials must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/24179 , which can be accessed through the MLA JobList.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.
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