MENEWCA Extends Abstract Submission Deadline

The Middle East North Africa Writing Centers Alliance will be meeting on Feb. 17-18, 2011, in Dubai, UAE at the American University of Sharjah. Their original deadline for abstract submissions has been extended from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1. For further information, contact Maria Elftheriou (meleftheriou@ Conference website is .

Rocky Mountain Per Tutoring Conference

Call for Proposals April 1-2, 2011 Westminster College Salt Lake City, Utah "Writing Centers Come of Age" The 2011 Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference invites peer tutors to submit proposals for papers, workshops, and poster presentations that focus on this "coming of age" process. Rather than demonstrations of local practices, we encourage submissions informed by research and an awareness of writing center theory. Submit proposals online at . More information at . Submission Deadline: January 14, 2011.

Southern California Writing Centers Association

Call for Proposals Feb. 26, 2011 Riverside City College Riverside, CA "The Lay of The Land: Surveying Writing Center Geography" We ask participants to consider the geography of writing centers, provoking literal and metaphorical questions about the relationships between writing center spaces (physical, institutional, ideological, theoretical) and the people within (and outside of) them. Proposal Guidelines. Deadline: November 30th, 2010. Please include: • Title • Topic/Question you would like to explore/ Goal for your session • How you will generate discussion in your session • 250 words • Because this is a workshop, please present anything you would like other participants to see in the form of a handout you will provide. Please bring 40 copies to share. For information on how to submit proposals, please visit . For other questions, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Denise Kruizenga-Muro, at Denise.Kruizenga- Registration fees: $20 per student, $25 per director, payable to SoCal WCA, Mail to: Corrine Hinton Learning Enhancement Center University of La Verne 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750

Northeast Writing Centers Association

Call for Proposals March 12-13, 2011 Southern New Hampshire University Hooksett, NH "The Writing Center as Community Garden" Keynote speaker: Harry Denny Like a community garden, much of the work done in the writing center involves similar shared acts of preparing, planting, cultivating and harvesting. Writing centers and community gardens are sites where diverse groups of people devoted to a common cause work together. They create life, through physical effort, education, sharing, volunteerism, and continuous efforts to improve their own processes and products. The theme of this year's conference provides us with new ways to look at our work through this metaphor and framework. We enthusiastically call for tutors, administrators, and students of writing centers to explore the metaphor of the community garden and its connection to writing centers, including the seeds we plant; the growth we nurture; the pests we control; the benefits we reap; and the transformations we see. We invite proposals for workshops, roundtable discussions, and panel presentations. To view the full CFP, visit our new website: . Submit your proposal by December 1, 2010, electronically to the chair of the NEWCA Proposal Reading Committee, Kathryn Nielsen-Dube, at NielsenDubeK@ For other questions related to the conference, e-mail the NEWCA chair, Kerry Rourke, at

Assoc. or Full Prof. of Rhetoric and Composition / Writing Center Director - Northeastern University

The English Department of Northeastern U. invites applications for a Rhetoric and Composition specialist at the tenured rank of associate or full professor, starting Fall 2011. Writing center scholarship is highly desirable; secondary research interests open; ESL/ELL, new media, or cultural rhetorics are especially welcome. The Director of the Writing Center will provide leadership for our growing center staffed by graduate student and peer consultants (see http://www.english.neu. edu/writingcenter/). Course load for researchactive faculty is 2/2; the Director position carries an administrative course release. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publication and an active research agenda, and experience as a successful Writing Program Administrator. The position requires a commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in an urban institution with strong emphases on global research and experiential learning. Northeastern University is an Affirmative Action, Title IX, Equal Opportunity Employer. Northeastern particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Learn more about the English Department () and our Writing Program ( writingprogram). For further information contact Chris Gallagher, Writing Program Director, at 617-373-2193. Review of applications began on Nov. 1 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website at and click on Faculty Positions.

Director, Reading Writing Center - Florida State University

The Florida State U. English Department invites applications for the Directorship of its Reading Writing Center (RWC), beginning in summer or fall 2011. The Directorship is a 12-month continuing, nontenure- earning position eligible for promotion, professional leaves, and other faculty benefits. The Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition preferred; successful candidate will also bring knowledge of and experience with college- level writing instruction and with writing center practices. We are especially interested in applicants who have writing center administrative experience, a scholarly agenda connected to writing center work and an interest in collaborating with our graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. The RWC serves the entire FSU community through three sites of activity: the primary site in the English Department; a satellite site at the main library; and another site, with a digital studio, opening in the University's new learning center in fall 2011. Each site provides tutoring for undergraduate and graduate student writers; two of the three sites include program events such as an annual Digital Symposium; and each of them offers opportunities for research. Responsibilities include managing and promoting all three sites of the RWC; orienting and supervising graduate tutors; working with a team of TAs to direct the RWC's peer tutoring program; coordinating with other campus student success programs and student government; assessing the RWC's efforts on an annual basis; and teaching one to two courses per year in the Department of English. To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, and writing sample to Kathleen Blake Yancey, Chair, Search Committee, English Dept., 223B Williams, 631 University Way, Florida State U., Tallahassee, FL 32306. Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov 30.

Composition and Rhetoric, with WC/WPA Experience - Long Island University-Brooklyn

The English Department at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island U. anticipates, pending budget approval, a September 2011 opening for a tenure-track Assistant Prof. in Composition and Rhetoric, with experience in Writing Center or Writing Program administration. Prefer candidates with a background in Classical Rhetoric. A Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric or English is required. At LIU Brooklyn, the Directors of the Writing Center and Writing Program rotate in threeyear terms. The successful candidate will assume directorship of the WC or WP after a suitable period of familiarization with the department (not to exceed three years), to be negotiated at the time of hire. All faculty teach composition as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. The position of Assistant Professor requires nine credithours of teaching per semester, research and publication, and active service to the University. The Directors of the WC and WP teach six credits per semester. In September 2010, the starting salary for Assistant Professors is $62,874. Starting salaries for 2011 will be determined during the next union contract negotiations. For more information about the University, see . Application review began October, 22, 2010. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Leah Dilworth, Co-Chair, English Department, Long Island U., One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. LIU is an AA/EOP Employer.