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James Madison University Seeking Professor with General Semantics Expertise

22 Mar 2010 2:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

"Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, & Technical Communication at James Madison University"

James Madison University’s School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication seeks applications and nominations for a senior faculty position at the rank of professor.

Additional information about the School is available at

Duties and Responsibilities: research and scholarly activity in area of specialization; mentor student research, undergraduate and graduate; pursue external funding; strengthen cross-disciplinary relations with other departments and schools at JMU.

Qualifications: Requirements include a doctorate in Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, or related field, with demonstrated expertise in psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, general semantics, and with evidence of successful teaching in first-year composition. Additional requirements include demonstrated success at writing grants and securing external funding and evidence of successful curricular and programmatic design.

Preferred qualifications include experience designing and teaching courses at the intersections of rhetoric, writing, technical and scientific communication and linguistics.

Instructions to applicants: Candidates must complete the JOBLINK Application at In addition, candidates must send a letter of application, C.V., official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Jim Zimmerman
Chair, WRTC Search Committee
James Madison University
School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
800 South Main Street, MSC 2103
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

To assure consideration, all materials must be received by April 18, 2010.

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