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Assistant Professor, Composition

Full-time, Tenure-track position in Composition, Humanities and Human Sciences Department:
The department of Humanities and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2013.  The appointment will primarily entail teaching first-year composition classes.  There may be opportunities to offer coursework in technical writing, advanced argumentative or expository writing, or public speaking.  The ideal candidate would be prepared to provide vision and leadership for the writing program as the general education curriculum evolves.  Teaching load will be 4-4.  This program serves the entire university but resides in the Humanities and Human Sciences Department. 

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. 

A Ph.D. with a focus in composition is required for this appointment.  Degree must be in hand before a contract will be issued.  The best candidate will also have a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level and an established research agenda.  Desirable qualifications include experience with placement, developmental writing, and/or curriculum development.  Since the HHS Department anticipates changes in the university general education curriculum and in the writing program, flexibility plus understanding of different models for teaching composition will be important.     

About the University:  Point Park University is an independent, coed institution located in downtown Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in more than 50 majors and concentrations.  To learn more about Point Park University, visit its web page at http://www.pointpark.edu

Application Procedure:
Please submit a letter of application detailing your interest, qualifications, and research focus; a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and a list of three professional references with contact information to: the Office of the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences at artsandsciences@pointpark.edu.  Please note that the subject line must state the position for which you are applying.  Applications must be received by 12/1/2012.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.