Dear All,
Please forward the job posting below to anyone you know who might be 
interested.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would 
like to help develop writing studies at the University of Alberta. If 
anyone has questions about this position, feel free to email me at 
<[log in to unmask]>.
Best, Betsy

Associate Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
Department of English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts

The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of 
Alberta invites applications from outstanding candidates for a senior 
faculty position (Associate Professor with tenure) in the field of 
Composition and Rhetoric, specializing in writing pedagogy and in 
writing centre research, theory, and practice. Intensive experience 
or training in teaching writing to students for whom English is an 
additional language (EAL) would be an asset.  Commencing 1 July 2007, 
the successful applicant will be expected to teach at all levels of 
the curriculum, from first-year to graduate level courses, but on a 
reduced teaching load, in order to play a significant role in the 
development of writing studies at the university and a proposed new 
university-wide writing centre; duties will also include training and 
supervising peer tutors.

Applicants should have an excellent record of research, publication, 
and teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and rank. 
Candidates should send a letter of application, a complete curriculum 
vitae (with full contact information, including phone numbers and 
e-mail address), a writing sample (20-page maximum), the names and 
contact information of at least three referees, and a teaching 
dossier, including evaluations of teaching performance. Applications 
received by March 31, 2007, will be guaranteed consideration. All 
application materials should be sent directly to:

Garrett PJ Epp, Chair
Department of English and Film Studies
3-5 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta
Edmonton AB  T6G 2E5 Canada
For further information about the position, or the Department, please 
contact the Chair by email at 
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With more than 36,000 students and 12,000 staff, the University of 
Alberta (<> grants almost 
7,500 degrees annually to graduates of 200 undergraduate and 170 
graduate programs. A research-intensive, medical-doctoral, 
multi-campus institution, the University of Alberta offers a full 
range of academic and professional programs and has designated 26 
areas of established and emerging research excellence. The Faculty of 
Arts (<> is its 
largest Faculty with 340 faculty members in 14 departments in Fine 
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in addition to the Women's 
Studies Program and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. The 
Faculty of Arts has approximately 6000 undergraduate and 900 graduate 
students. The Faculty provides a variety of opportunities for 
research funding, including the newly established $1.5 million Killam 
Research Fund which supports research, scholarship, and creative 
activities in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The 
Faculty has recently helped establish interdisciplinary units such as 
the China Institute and the Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching 
and Research. The Department of English and Film Studies itself 
is a large, vibrant, and collegial unit with a superlative record for 
teaching, research, and service.

Greater Edmonton (<>, with 
nearly one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, 
offers a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, 
and a relatively low cost of living. The city is the capital of 
Alberta, with the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and 
has led the nation in economic growth in the past five years. 
Edmonton is known as Canada's Festival City, with more than thirty 
major annual festivals celebrating its rich cultural diversity and 
community spirit. It has all the attractions of a big city, yet it is 
clean, safe, and livable, with excellent schools and health care.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position; 
however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are 
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome 
diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and 
men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible 
minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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