Paul Kei Matsuda

7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

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Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 10:42:10 -0700
To: "Butcher, Camilla J" <>
Subject: 7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) announces the 7th Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse Conference to be held at Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, IN, August 9-11, 2012.

Call for Papers:

Papers to be presented during concurrent sessions are invited on topics including (but not limited to):

• theoretical and empirical investigations
• writing in school and college
• language and culture specific studies
• writing in business & professional settings
• changing methodologies for research
• orality and literacy connections
• practical applications
• critical approaches to contrastive rhetoric
• teaching and classroom practices

Deadline for Submission: November 1, 2011

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, typed on a single page. Abstracts should describe papers which will be presented in a 20 minute session, followed by a 10 minute discussion. Send abstract submissions via email to, attention: Dr. Ulla Connor, Conference Planning Chair. Please visit or call (317) 274-2555 for more information.

Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication
334 N. Senate Avenue, Suite GL-A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-641-1929 fax

Job Posting for Lecturer, English/ESL

Lecturer, English /ESL

Institution: The University of Tennessee
Posted: April 18, 2011
Location: Tennessee
Category: English as a second language, English/ literature
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The University of Tennessee English Department expects to offer a lecturer appointment for a candidate with expertise in ESL, Technical Writing, or Rhetoric, beginning August 2011. This non-tenure-track position is renewable yearly, contingent upon evidence of excellent teaching and the department's staffing needs. Requirements include evidence of effective teaching and Ph.D. in English or related discipline. Salary is $32,000, plus health and retirement benefits and a generous travel allowance. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester, at least half in first-year composition and the remainder in sophomore and, possibly, upper-division courses, subject always to curricular needs and teacher qualifications. Applications are due by May 15 and should include a 1-2 page cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and any other brief documentation of teaching ability. Send materials to Misty Anderson Associate
Head Department of English University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0430. For any questions, contact Prof. Anderson by phone (865-974-6930) or by e-mail ( The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

ESL Writing Positions

The Department of English at Purdue University invites applications for Continuing Lecturers for the ESL Writing Program (3 positions available).

We welcome applications from candidates with a demonstrated interest in teaching ESL writing at the college level. The primary duties for each of the three Continuing Lecturer positions we seek to fill include teaching three sections of ENGL 10600-I (Introductory Composition for International Students) per semester. Other duties may involve curriculum and materials development, administrative work, and mentoring new instructors in the program. Successful applicants will have an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (MATESL) or in a related field, and will have previous teaching experience, preferably in ESL courses. Some administrative experience is desirable but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with international students or in international settings.

Continuing Lecturers at Purdue are part of the permanent teaching staff, receive full-time salary during the academic year, and are eligible for medical and retirement benefits. Candidates for this position should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by June 15, 2011, to --

Search Chair for the ESL Writing Program
Department of English
Heavilon Hall
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038

Electronic applications and supporting materials will be accepted as attachments in Word and pdf formats and should be sent to Review of complete applications begins on June 16 and will continue until the positions are filled. The starting date is August 15, 2011.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal access/ equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

FW: Looking for an author for chapter on creative writing L2 pedagogy

Dear Paul:

I hope this email finds you well.

Tom C. Hunley and I are developing an edited collection with the working title of A Guide to Creative Writing Pedagogies. The collection explores present and future creative writing instruction through chapters each devoted to a single writing pedagogy.

We are looking for possible authors for a chapter on Second Language pedagogy and creative writing. I thought you might know of potential authors for such a chapter. Could you please pass this Call for Chapters (attached to this email for your convenience) to interested parties?

Thank you,
Alexandria Peary, MFA, MFA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Management
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA

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