University of Nevada, Reno — Associate Professor, Director of Core Writing

The Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in rhetoric and composition, with a focus on writing program administration, at the rank of associate professor. The person hired would direct the Core Writing Program beginning July 1, 2018. The Director of Core Writing oversees first-year writing courses and articulates the program with the University’s Core Curriculum and Writing Initiatives. We are looking for an advanced scholar who will collaborate with other faculty to assess and enhance the program. Duties include supporting and supervising Core Writing instructors, advising MA and PhD students, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. There is a reduced teaching load of 1-1 and additional salary compensation for the term of service as Core Writing Director.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition studies, or a related field and must demonstrate a record of high quality teaching and a program of peer-reviewed research publication in the field of writing program administration or a related field that warrants appointment at the rank of associate professor. The successful candidate must also have an institutional record of writing program administration.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is the state’s historic land-grant university and research and teaching institution. It serves approximately 22,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color (www.unr.edu). UNR was ranked as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report and is centrally located adjacent to downtown Reno. Boasting a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, Reno has also become a hub for world-class outdoor recreation. It is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.

UNR believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada accepts applications electronically at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25893. Please submit a cover letter which includes a statement indicating how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service, a curriculum vita, a writing sample and a statement of administrative philosophy. Please also have three letters of reference sent to Cami Allen- callen@unr.edu.

Applications will be accepted through October 27, 2017. We will begin reviewing materials immediately after this closing date.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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