Apologies for cross-posting.
As a note of clarification--we had posted an ad for a position earlier this
academic year, as some readers may have seen. The position described in this
ad, however, is for a separate position, as we received approval to open a
second search this year.
Department of English
York University (Toronto, ON)
English - Rhetoric, Composition, Professional Writing
The tenure-track position offered is a cross-appointment between the Program
in Professional Writing in the Department of English (2/3) and the Centre
for Academic Writing (1/3) at the Assistant Professor level. The successful
candidate will have particular expertise in writing pedagogy and the
mechanics of style. Expertise in one or more of: the history and future of
the book, research methods, one-to-one tutoring, and ethics in workplace
writing is a considerable asset. Some professional experience of writing or
editing outside of the university is highly desirable.
The position, to commence 1 July 2004 is subject to budgetary approval.
Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in rhetoric, professional
writing, journalism, communications, or composition and demonstrable
excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be a
key contributor in building York's developing program in Professional
Writing. The candidate will be expected to step into a rotation for teaching
a large first-year lecture course, to offer upper-year courses in areas of
particular expertise, and, either immediately or very soon, to contribute to
the graduate program in English.
Deadline to apply: 26 March 2004
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action
Program can be found on York's website at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a
copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416 736
-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of
recommendation and a sample of the applicants written work (no longer than
25pp.) should reach the Chair by 26 March 2004.
Professor Kim Ian Michasiw, Chair
Department of English, Faculty of Arts
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
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