Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY

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The Department of Writing in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College invites applications for a three-year non-tenure eligible position with the possibility of renewal beginning August 16, 2013. The successful candidate will carry a 3-4 teaching load and be responsible for 2-3 sections of Writing for the Workplace per semester, along with first-year composition and other courses as needed. Department/college service and student advising are expected. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: information literacy, digital media, technical/scientific communication, and/or document design.

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Position/Job Qualifications
Masters degree in Professional/Technical Writing, Composition & Rhetoric or related field and demonstrated excellence in, and commitment to, undergraduate teaching required; PhD desired. Evidence of effective professional writing desirable.

Department description
Ithaca College offers New York State’s only comprehensive B.A. in Writing. Blending theory and practice, our department seeks to foster clarity, invention, and expertise in various styles and genres. Students select from a diverse curriculum and may choose to concentrate in creative writing, nonfiction, feature writing, or professional writing.

College description
Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

Instructions for submitting your application
Interested individuals should apply at and attach a cover letter of application and CV. In addition and under separate cover, please arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent to Lynn Hyde, Department of Writing, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, 430C Smiddy Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Department of Writing at 607-274-3138. Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 7, 2012.

EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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