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Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric

Full-time, Tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric, Humanities and Human Sciences Department:
The work will begin in fall semester 2012 and will entail teaching first-year composition classes, primarily, as well as helping to direct the first-year writing program.  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.

Requirements:
A Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric is required for this appointment.  The best candidate will also have a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level, and a track record of publication.

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.  Founded in 1960 as Point Park College, it is known for providing its students with an education that combines the liberal arts with career education.  The University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.  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; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; about 10 pages from peer-reviewed publications; and a list of three professional references with contact information to artsandsciences@pointpark.edu.  Please note that the subject line MUST STATE the position for which you are applying.  Review of applications will begin on 01/20/2012 and continue until 02/15/2012. 

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.