English Program/Humanities Department
Director of First-Year Composition

Job Details:
Tenure-track assistant professorship as Director of First-Year Composition to start August 2013. Position includes 50% release time for administrative duties and teaching two courses a semester.

A PhD in Rhetoric and Composition or the equivalent by August 2014 and significant college teaching experience is required; preference will be given to those with experience or demonstrated training in writing program administration and assessment or related administrative experience.

The responsibilities of the Director will include evaluating, mentoring, and providing professional development opportunities for our writing instructors; assessing our composition curriculum; serving as Chair of our departmental Rhetoric and Composition committee; and collaborating with the Chair of the Department and the Curriculum Committee to schedule and staff composition courses.

Application Procedure:
Submit an electronic application in the form of a .pdf file that includes a letter of application, which addresses all the requirements of the position; a statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and a curriculum vitae, which includes contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013.

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Department Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is the fastest growing university of the UW-system and the English Program is large and vibrant, with strengths in professional and creative writing, English education, and literature.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs in 40 majors, including institutional emphasis areas of agriculture, criminal justice, education, engineering, and technology management. The campus is located in scenic southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. UW-Platteville is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State Region of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at http://www.platteville.com.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check. In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available at http://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents/student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.