The Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University are seeking to make an appointment at the level of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Education to serve as Faculty Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). Candidates must possess a record of achievement in scholarship as well as experience in the teaching of writing, and preferably the administration of writing programs. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, the following: writing and education, history of college level writing programs, literacy studies (including electronic literacies), rhetoric, and composition theory and practice.
The PWR oversees university-wide, required first- and second-year courses in writing and communication. Writing instruction is delivered by approximately 45 full-time lecturers on fixed-term and career-track appointments with opportunities for promotion, including a number of post-doctoral fellowships in English. Further, PWR administers the Writing in the Major requirement, coordinating the course proposal process, and writing support for courses in all majors. The Program’s constituent parts include the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, the Oral Communication Program, and the Stanford Storytelling Project. See further details at https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/pwr.
In addition to serving as the Director of PWR, the successful candidate may also teach courses in the GSE within the graduate program and/or within the school’s undergraduate minor in education.
All applicants should provide a cover letter describing their research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, three examples of their scholarship (articles, chapters or books) and a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers. The committee will request letters of recommendation from a small group of finalists. Online applications are required. Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2014, but the position will remain open until filled. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5029
Questions pertaining to this position may be directed to the search committee:
Prof. H. Samy Alim, Chair, GSE
Prof. John Willinsky, GSE
Dr. Jennifer Wolf, GSE
Prof. Harry Elam, VPUE
Prof. Russell Berman, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Dr. Chris Gerben, PWR
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.