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Job ID: VPAA 2014/15-25
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August 1, 2013
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Open until filled
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Rhetoric and Writing Studies
VPAA 2014/15 - 25

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University seeks applicants for the position of Director of the San Diego State University Writing Center, a tenure-track appointment (twelve-month contract) at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning Fall Semester, 2014.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, or comparable area.

We seek candidates with demonstrated ability in writing center administration to direct the new Writing Center, which will begin operation in Fall 2014. The Director will oversee the Center’s initiatives to assist San Diego State University students at all levels across the disciplines to strengthen their academic writing through face-to-face and online writing support. In addition, the Director will help faculty members from across the disciplines to incorporate writing into their classrooms and to conduct research related to writing and the writing process. The Director will supervise an Assistant Director (appointed at the lecturer level) and approximately twenty-five graduate and undergraduate peer tutors. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Director will teach one to two courses per year in rhetoric and composition. The Director’s faculty appointment will be in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies.

In addition to documenting significant administrative ability, successful candidates will demonstrate scholarly achievement commensurate with the rank of associate professor or professor in rhetoric, composition, or writing center/program administration.

Applicants should submit the following online through Interfolio ByCommittee. (The Interfolio landing page URL is (1) letter indicating writing center administrative experience, scholarly achievements, and teaching interests, (2) detailed CV, (3) scholarly writing sample, (4) relevant course syllabi, and (5) letters from three references. Applicants will not be considered until these items have been received. Direct correspondence to Professor Suzanne Bordelon, Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4452. Please refer to position name Writing Center Director.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews at the MLA Convention in Chicago in January 2014.

The Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies is a freestanding academic unit within the College of Arts and Letters comprised of collegial, nationally and internationally recognized faculty with interests in literacy and the teaching of writing, rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric, and professional and public discourse. (please see the department website at:

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.