Thursday, December 16, 2010

Job Opening: Lecturer in Composition and Technical/Professional Writing

We offer one, possibly two non-tenure track, renewable Lecturer appointments. Required: MA or other relevant graduate degree in English or a related discipline; academic specialization or significant professional experience in technical or professional writing; two years or more of post-secondary teaching experience in composition and technical and professional writing. Preferred: experience developing and teaching online courses in writing; experience with writing internship programs and other outreach to the professional community.  The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Teaching load 4/3. Teaching includes core curriculum courses in composition and technical/professional writing and upper division topics courses in professional writing and rhetoric as determined by the program’s needs and the candidate’s interest and experience. See our website for more information about our Core Writing, Professional Writing, and Internship Programs:

For best consideration, please apply no later than January 7, 2011 at This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. UNM is an AA/EEO employer.

Link out: Favorite Books of 2010

Looking for a last-minute present (or, as we all do, shopping for yourself as well)? Here's a blog post on some excellent books from 2010 that you might not even have heard of. is a blog primarily for illustrators and graphic designers but even for our non-visual rhetoric people it's worth a look - full of inspiration and creativity.

Visual Rhetoric: Choosing Fonts

Smashing Magazine has a helpful guide to the sometimes intimidating process of choosing fonts. Read it here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Call for Papers: Film (General) for the PCA/ACA

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
April 20 – 23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline:  December 15, 2010
Conference hotel:  Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio

Proposals are now being accepted for the Film (General) Area at the 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference. 

20-minute presentations about contemporary and classical film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies, are sought.

For individual presentations, submit a proposal with the following items:
  • 100-250 word abstract, including paper/presentation title
  • current curriculum vitae 
  • working bibliography for your paper
  • contact information: name, address, and email.

Proposals for panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome.  To propose a panel, submit the following:
  • Panel Title
  • Name, address, and email information about the Panel Chair
  • Titles and Abstracts of each paper
  • Contact Information for each presenter

Submit all proposals to:
Richard Crew
Film (General) Area Chair

Additional conference information is available at:

Deadline for proposals is December 15, 2010.