Professor of the Practice of Writing Studies

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The Thompson Writing Program at Duke University seeks several Assistant Professors of Practice in Writing Studies. We are seeking candidates with scholarly and teaching expertise in any of the following areas:

Professors of the Practice will be part of a program dedicated to teaching first-year academic writing, building writing curriculum and course offerings, and supporting faculty teaching with writing at all levels of the curriculum and for undergraduate writers throughout their careers at Duke. The Professor of the Practice track at Duke is a regular-rank faculty track and affords the possibility for reappointment and promotion to the Associate and Full Professor of the Practice ranks. The position has a start date of July 1, 2022, and will come with an initial four-year contract, which will be renewable for longer-term contracts, subject to successful review.

Professors of the Practice will teach four courses per year, consisting of three sections of first-year writing and one upper-division writing course of their own design.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. with specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, with active research agenda

•    3 years experience with college-level writing instruction

•    Experience with mentoring or providing professional development for writing faculty

Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing and teaching a range of college-level writing courses.

A complete application includes a letter of application describing research interests, teaching, and administrative experience; a cv; syllabi for two courses; and three confidential letters of recommendation. Persons with questions please email Chair, Professors of the Practice in Writing Studies Search, at writingstudiespop2022@duke.edu. No phone calls please. Application period begins November 15, 2021. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 23, 2021. The Thompson Writing Program cannot alter submitted applications so applicants will not be able to request changes or updates to their application materials after submission. Applicants who submit their applications by December 23, 2021, will be informed of the status of their applications by January 31, 2022.

Applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20517

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